‘Counting On’ Stars Josiah Duggar and Wife Lauren Share News of Devastating Miscarriage


Shortly after their marriage ceremony in June of last year, Counting On stars Josiah Duggar and wife Lauren Swanson began dreaming of having a family. Yet, just a few months later, those dreams were shattered when the couple suffered a miscarriage.

“Lauren and I were actually preparing for a trip to go to a friend’s wedding,” Josiah says in a sneak peek of the new season of TLC’s Counting On. “She started feeling really sick and started noticing some different things. Mrs. Swanson was there, so she was able to help her out. I didn’t know exactly what was going on.”

“I wasn’t feeling well,” recalls Lauren, who is just 19 years old. “I was cramping really, really bad, which was quite strange because I normally don’t. I was thinking maybe I had something that had gluten in it. It was late at night and I went to use the restroom and there was the baby. Gone. I couldn’t believe it and I was hoping it wasn’t true.”

The couple got engaged in March of 2018 and married in June at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

We send our condolences to the couple, and pray that God gives them comfort during this devastating time.