Are Jinger Duggar and Lawson Bates courting?


Is a Duggar courting yet again? Ever since Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson ended their relationship, there hasn’t been much news on the relationship front for the former 19 Kids and Counting stars. But now there are rumors that’s changed…thanks to a courtship between Jinger Duggar and Lawson Bates, of UP tv’s Bringing Up Bates.

Speculation about a relationship began earlier this month when the Duggars posted a family photo from Amy Duggar’s wedding. Suspiciously included was Lawson, 23, who was standing on the far end near Jinger, 21.

Jinger Duggar and Lawson Bates Wedding Photo

Days later, Lawson, a musician, fueled the rumors by posting a picture to Twitter with Jinger photobombing in the background. That led one person to ask, “What’s Ginger Duggar [sic] doing photo bombing? Is there a romance we have yet to learn about brewing?”

There’s a good chance the Jinger and Lawson ‘shipping is just wishful thinking by fans of the families, who have expressed their hopes for a courtship Duggar-Bates for years. Plus, the evidence is entirely circumstantial so far. (Although with 19 kids in each family, it seems bound to happen at some point!)

On the other hand, the courtship would be good news for the Duggars, who are reportedly eager to create some positive buzz after the past scandal-filled months. The Bates family also has a TV show, so it would potentially be a good way for the Duggars to get a foot back in the door, which is reportedly also something they hope to do.

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