It’s been a while since we’ve seen Josiah and Lauren Duggar, but finally, this couple has resurfaced. In a new Instagram post from Labor Day weekend, Josiah and Lauren joined the Duggar family for a day out, appearing in a group photo for the first time since Josh was arrested in the spring.
The Duggar family spent a day on the farm over the weekend.
Sharing photos from their time at Farmland Adventures in Arkansas, it appears most of the family gathered with their children for a fun day outdoors.
"It still feels like Summer outside, but the giant corn maze sure did get us in the mood for Fall! The pumpkin patch, pony rides, farm animals, pig races, 9-acre maze, and play area all made for some happy, tired kids … and adults!" read the family’s Instagram post.
Josiah and Lauren can be spotted in the back of a group photo.
We don’t see them with the Duggars very often anymore, but there are Lauren and Josiah, right in the back with their daughter, Bella, who will be turning 2 this November. She’s getting so big!
It’s also worth mentioning that this is a rare sighting of Josh and Anna‘s kids, who have been mostly out of sight since their dad’s arrest.
There have been theories that Lauren and Josiah are distancing themselves from the Duggars intentionally.
Some fans believe that the couple no longer want to be around Jim Bob and Michelle because of Josh’s arrest — supposedly, there’s a rift in the family because some people believe he’s innocent while others think he belongs behind bars. It would seem that Lauren and Josiah aren’t impressed with Josh’s alleged behavior and would prefer not to be around his family — at least, judging by their absence from family functions until now.
They’ve also been MIA from social media.
Their last post on their Instagram account was made nearly a year ago in November 2020 to mark Bella’s first birthday. Since then, they’ve gone radio silent, and it appears they’re trying to stay as private as they can about their personal lives — not that we can blame them, with everything that’s been going on in the Duggar universe these days.
Hopefully, we’ll see these two around soon.
We miss seeing what Lauren, Josiah, and Bella are up to, and now that Counting On is canceled, we know that we won’t get updates on TV anymore, so these social media sightings are it.
Here’s hoping all three of them are doing well — even in the midst of all the chaos in their family right now.