Josiah Duggar Gushes About Lauren Swanson On Her 21st Birthday!

It’s been two months since Josiah Duggar got engaged to Lauren Swanson, and while there’s been no public talk of wedding specifics, Josiah and Lauren would like the world to know that they’re still very much in love.

Lauren turned 21 over the weekend, and Josiah made it clear that he’s more in love with her than ever in a heartfelt Instagram post.

“There are not enough words to express what you mean to me and how much I love you!” Josiah wrote alongside the photo above.

“You are the best gift God has given to me. Happy Birthday, Lauren!” he added.

“I will love and cherish you all the days of your life.  -Your man, Si.”

Needless to say, fans loved Josiah’s kind words.

Josiah and Lauren are currently keeping a tight lid on their wedding plans, but fans expect them to tie the knot sooner rather than later.

After all, these two have been moving very quickly since day one of their relationship.

Just six weeks after the world learned that Josiah and Lauren were courting, the young couple revealed that they had gotten engaged.

The Duggars were just as effusive in their praise for Swanson when they announced the engagement on Facebook:

“We are so excited to announce that Josiah and Lauren are officially engaged!” they wrote.

“We have known Lauren and her family for a very long time and have seen how she has grown in her knowledge and understanding of the Lord,” the statement continued.

“She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate young lady, full of zeal for Christ. We are very thankful for her.”

The Duggars went on to state that Josiah and Lauren are eager to tie the knot:

‘We are looking forward to another Duggar wedding soon!”

Josiah’s in an unprecedented position, as he’s the first Duggar of his generation to engage in multiple courtships.

The vast majority of romantic relationships result in marriage in the Duggars’ community, so Josiah no doubt found it difficult to find someone to confide in after his breakup.

Fans were stunned when the 21-year-old abruptly ended his courtship with Marjorie Jackson back in 2015.

The couple never made a formal announcement.

Instead, Duggar watchers arrived at the conclusion that they had broken up based on the fact that Josiah removed every photo of Marjorie from his Instagram page.

It was an unexpected move, but those who know Josiah best say he’ll likely continue to toss out his family’s traditions in favor of doing things his own way.

Like his sister Jinger, Josiah is a bit of a rebel, and a source close to the family tells us that he’ll likely “be the next one to bust out.”

Sources close to the family say there are concerns that Josiah will reject his family’s belief system once he’s married and out of the house.

We guess that’s just one more reason to look forward to the next Duggar wedding!

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Dwayne Johnson Pens Moving Mother’s Day Tribute to Lauren Hashian

Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian have been together since 2008. Just last month, she gave birth to their second child.

For Mother’s Day, Dwayne honored her with a beautiful and lengthy tribute shared to Instagram.

We know that Dwayne is all about oral sex, but this gift came in the form of sweet words. This is a man of many facets and layers.

Alongside a photo of Lauren with their two young daughters, Dwayne writes:

“Happy Mother’s Day to my main squeeze @laurenhashianofficial, holding my little main squeeze, Jasmine Lia, who’s holding my tiniest main squeeze, Tiana Gia.”

That’s so cute.

“Both our daughter’s middle names are in honor of their great grandmothers, Lia and Giavanna.”

It’s good that he makes it clear that his lady love isn’t the only mother whom he is honoring at the moment.

“I’m in constant respect and grateful awe of all the things this incredible mama accomplishes on a daily basis. Here’s a fun small recap:”

First, he talks about the realities of being a mother to two very young children, one of whom is a newborn.

“Having a two and half year old and a newborn attached and clinging to her 24/7.”

Then, he very realistically addresses what it is like to be a parent to a toddler.

“Managing the wonderfully fun, Terrible 2’s with Jazzy.”

And then, of course, there is feeding Tiana.

“The ‘Hi, I need to eat every 3hrs and preferably from your boob’ (just like daddy;) with Baby Tia.”

To be clear, we don’t think that Dwayne is confessing to a lactation kink. He’s just saying that he had similar feeding habits as a baby. We think.

He continues to extoll her virtues by listing the many responsibilities that she handles.

“Managing multiple family properties.”

Dwayne is a wealthy man.

“Managing an ever growing staff of family employees across the country.”

A lot of people just stay home while someone is away filming. Apparently, Dwayne’s whole family comes with him. Wow.

“Picking up the ENTIRE FAMILY, STAFF AND DOG and moving to multiple locations AROUND THE WORLD, throughout the year because of my filming and production schedule.”

It’s reported that Dwayne takes tens of thousands of pounds worth of gym equipment with him, and that’s just one part of the logistical nightmare that has to be transported.

“All while continuing to build an amazing career as a music and song writer/producer.”

He reminds people that he is familiar with talent, because he is constantly surrounded by it.

“As an artist and businessman myself, I recognize how incredibly hard this part is of her job is.”

He is in awe of her.

“She’s a brilliant visionary storyteller and lyrically gifted – all qualities that are hard to tap into when you’re managing this nonstop life of ours.”

This is so sweet.

“But she does it like a brilliant bad ass.”

“And here’s the best part and the thing I’m most proud of… “

It’s not just what she does, but how she does it.

“Lauren does it all with a big genuine smile and is truly, the kindest and sweetest soul you’ll ever meet.”

A good attitude can be a wondrous thing.

“People tell me all time after they spend time with her, ‘Lauren’s the nicest person I have ever met.'”

So he’s not the only one who thinks so.

“I always say, ‘Yes she is and being nice runs in our family… and so does kicking ass, so don’t ever get on her bad side’ Lol.”

Dwayne Johnson Poses

“And finally – of all the human beings on this earth she could have as her partner – she chose me.”

He doesn’t give himself a lot of credit.

“One big, brown, bald, tattooed, very lucky SOB.”

We hope that she enjoyed her special day. Mothers with newborns don’t really get the day off. Because babies need to nurse.

“Happy Mama’s Day Lauren.”

That was such a heartfelt message.

“Take a bow and Queen it up – you’re an amazing mama and amazing mama’s make this world go around. “


Dwayne Johnson’s mother attempted suicide once when he was young. He knows how lucky children are to have a good and loving mother in their lives.

Also, he’s clearly head-over-heels for Lauren. They’ve been together for about a decade, and now she’s the mother of two of his children.

(He also has a teenage daughter from a previous marriage)

We hope that their entire family enjoyed Mother’s Day, but especially that Lauren did. We hope that she relaxed as much as possible.

It sounds like she’s earned it.


Josiah Duggar & Lauren Swanson: Wedding Date Revealed!

Well, it looks like we’re just a few weeks away from yet another Duggar wedding!

Yes, fans were overjoyed when Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson announced their engagement back in March, but in the months since, the couple has been surprisingly tight-lipped.

It’s not unusual for Duggar couples to keep the details of their nuptials under wraps, so as to avoid unwanted attention from obsessive fans.

But many Duggar devotees thought this time would be different because, well … Josiah is different.

This is Josiah’s second courtship.

He’s the first Duggar of his generation to have participated in a courtship that did not result in marriage.

As a result, the 21-year-old follows slightly rules than his siblings.

Generally, unwed Duggars aren’t permitted to use social media.

But Josiah started an Instagram page while he was still courting Marjorie Jackson, and he’s kept it operational ever since.

It’s not completely clear why Josiah gets away with more than his brothers and sisters, but the fact is – he does.

And one of the perks he enjoys is maintaining more open communication with his fans.

So it’s not hard to see why Duggar obsessives assumed Josiah wouldn’t be as clandestine about his wedding preparations as his predecessors.

But in the end, fans had to go digging to find out exactly when Josiah and Lauren plan to exchange vows.

And word on the street is – the big day will be June 30!

The information comes courtesy of the ever-reliable Duggar-related Facebook page titled Duggar Family News: Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray.

An unwieldy moniker yes, but one of the most reliable Duggar sources on social media.

Pickles didn’t provide much info about its source, but you can be certain that unless there’s an abrupt date change, that’s the day the wedding will take place.

It’s a little late in the season for an outdoor wedding in Arkansas, but hey – they call Josiah a rebel for a reason!

A source close to the family tells us Josiah will be “the next to bust out” by following in his sister Jinger’s footsteps and casting off some of the more arcane family rules.

There’s already been talk about Josiah and Lauren breaking courtship rules, and sources say once they’re wed, Josiah will permit his wife to eschew the dress code observed by both their families if she so chooses.

Sounds like Josiah might wind up giving Jinger a run for her money in the rebel department!

We’re sure Jim Bob is thrilled.

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The Situation: ENGAGED to Lauren Pesce!

If you’ve been watching Jersey Shore Family Vacation, you may have found that you barely recognize the closest thing the show had to a villain in its initial iteration.

We’re talking, of course, about Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

When the guidos and guidettes first descended upon Seaside Heights, New Jersey back in 2009, the Sitch represented the very worst of what they had to offer.

A creature of pure ego and appetite, Sorrentino provided a lot of ammo for critics of the show’s perceived negative impact on our culture.

While his roommates certainly liked to drink, party and hookup, Mike took all of those behaviors to their most harmful extremes by being disrespectful toward women and descending into addiction.

These days Sorrentino is facing jail time for tax evasion, but the silver lining to his – ahem – situation is that 

Mike is now two years sober, and as we learned following last night’s episode of Shore, he recently got engaged to longtime girlfriend Lauren Pesce.

The 35-year-old posted the above photo to his Instagram page Thursday night, along with a caption reading (of course):


Say what you will about the man, he’s certainly not letting go of those catchphrases.

It’s obviously an exciting time for Mike and Lauren, but there are some dark clouds looming on the horizon.

Sorrentino has yet to be sentenced for allegedly failing to pay taxes on millions in earnings.

Which means, of course, that he and Lauren might have to either push their big day back a couple years, or begin their time as husband and wife in two very different living situations.

Whatever happens, fans are obviously very happy for Mike and in perhaps the most testament to the fact that the man really has changed, is roommates are thrilled for the Sitch as well.

Jenni “JWoww” Farley, who’s been Mike’s most frequent companion on JSFV, has described him as a changed man “and the best version of himself.”

From JWoww’s lips to the sentencing judge’s ears.

Our sincere congrats go out to Mike and Lauren, and we wish them both all the best going forward.

Watch Jersey Shore online for more on the evolution of the Situation.


Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham: We Bought a House!!

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham have already set the date for their upcoming nuptials. Thanks to some heavy hints, most fans are expecting a TV wedding.

But this controversial couple has some more practical things to address before the world hate-watches their wedding ceremony.

They’ve bought a house. But choosing the right one wasn’t easy.

Speaking to Us Weekly, Arie Luyendyk Jr. discusses buying a house with fiancee Lauren Burnham.

“Buying a house is obviously another huge step in our relationship.”

It sure is. It’s also considered to be one of the most stressful experiences that a person can undergo.

But Arie sounds thrilled.

“And we are excited to really make this our home.”

They settled on a brand new house, for reasons that Arie explains.

“It was built this year and we can’t wait to move in!”

Since the new home has 2,607 square feet of space, we can understand why.

The couple apparently looked at nearly 70 properties before settling on the one that they wanted!

Arie and Lauren must have really wanted to be sure that they picked the right house.

(Or maybe just Arie did … Arie has famously been accused of not liking women who have strong opinions and many in the Bachelor Nation believe that he calls the shots in the relationship)

They apparently considered purchasing a home that would be a real fixer-upper, but Arie says that they ruled that out.

“Lauren was completely overwhelmed.”

Which is why they settled on a very new home. It will be less personalized (because they won’t be doing a bunch of upgrades right away), but also less of a headache.

They apparently made an offer on the first home before changing their minds, which is starting to look like a pattern for Arie. But perhaps it’s just a coincidence.

Arie says that it was love at first sight. With the house, we mean. He’s clearly less decisive about women.

“From the minute I walked into this house, I had a good feeling.”

Lauren apparently took a little longer to fall head over heels for the house that they selected.

But she got heart eyes when she saw the home’s master closet.

If you’ve ever watched any show about renovations or home-buying (or both!), or if you’ve gone through that process yourself, you know how one feature of an already good home can really make you light up with excitement.

Us Weekly says that Arie and Lauren also kept their “furry friends” in mind when selecting the house.

To be clear, they mean their dogs, Dallas and Bastain. They’re not talking about dudes in fox costumes.

Lauren explains:

“Our dogs are very excited. They are each going to have their own room …”

She doesn’t necessarily mean that literally.

“I mean it does have four bedrooms. And, a big backyard to run around in, too.”

You know, they say that a lot of Millennials who switch from apartments to houses do so because they’re motivated to get large yards for their dogs.

Lauren is a Millennial. Despite looking like a Gen Xer, Arie is on the older side of Millennials, too. Just saying.

Lauren also talks about how it was totally easy to say goodbye to her friends and uproot her entire existence to go be with Arie.

“Arizona has been a really easy adjustment for me as I’ve moved around my whole life.”

She says that Arie’s been helping her to adjust to the change in scenery.

“It has been fun exploring the area and Arie is a really good tour guide, so that helps.”

There are some who say that human settlements in Arizona should not exist, because of the horrifying weather. But Lauren seems to be fine with it.

“I’ve been making friends and trying to get settled in but we really haven’t been here all that long yet.”

Well, she’s pretty and she’s also famous. Those are two great ingredients for making friends immediately.

Her husband may not be well-liked by the Bachelor Nation, but he’s made a name for himself in his hometown.


Lauren Hashian Welcomes Baby Girl; Meet The Rock’s Precious Pebble!

With the recent release of Rampage, Dwayne Johnson locked in yet another number-one movie at the box office.

But this professional success is not what the wrestler-turned-actor wants to focus on right now.

Instead, he’s here to talk about the person who is now number-one in his heart…

… his brand new baby daughter!

Indeed, the beloved superstar shared a totally precious and beyond adorable photo on Instagram on Monday; one that features him cuddling up to little Tiana Gia Johnson.

Johnson told fans that long-time girlfriend Lauren Hashian recently gave birth to the child, who now joins a pair of other young women in Johnson’s life: 

He shares 16-year old daughter Simone with his ex-wife; and two-year old Jasmine with Hashian.

The A-List actor announced he and Hashian were expecting again in December.

And while Kate Middleton also announced her new baby today, if there’s any celebrity who could maybe upstage her, that celebrity would be The Rock.

Especially when you consider this image of father and daughter:

“kin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world,” wrote Johnson to open the caption that goes along with this snapshot.

It appears to have been taken while Tiana was still in the hospital.

(We don’t know her exact birth date or measurements yet.)

Continued Johnson, praising his life partner (and women in general) at every turn:

“Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar.

“I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there.”

She often remains out of the spotlight, but here’s a photo of Lauren Hashian with Johnson:

Johnson wasn’t done bowing down in awe, either:

“Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do.

“But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer – watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless.

This is how he concluded his moving post:

And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia – like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life. 

Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear.

Oh and one more thing.. you’re gonna love rollin’ in daddy’s pick up truck.

Johnson may be more ripped than any human being alive.

And he may be best known for starring in crazy action films.

But he’s a softie at heart.

Just consider what he wrote to Jasmine in April of 2016:

“Happy 4 month birthday Jasmine! One day you’ll know just how happy, proud, lucky and blessed you, your sister and your mama make me.

“You’ll also thank me one day for your toughness and your mama’s everything else.”

And then consider THIS VIDEO of daddy and daughter… and be prepared to swoon.

Congrats to The Rock and Hashian!