Courtships have change into synonymous with the Duggar household. Within the final 13 years, Duggar household followers have watched eight courtships unfold on the household’s actuality TV exhibits, 19 Children and Counting and Counting On. Two extra romances occurred behind the scenes. Now, because the household is unraveling as Josh Duggar’s trial looms, household followers discover courtships are beginning to look so much completely different. The most up-to-date relationship announcement, made by Jeremiah Duggar, feels considerably completely different from all people who got here earlier than it in a single key approach.
Jeremiah Duggar debuts his “girlfriend” Hannah Wissmann on Instagram
Jeremiah has put an finish to all courting rumors. The 23-year-old Arkansas native revealed his girlfriend to the world on October 27 by way of Instagram. In a put up that featured a number of footage, Jeremiah stated that he felt blessed to have the possibility to get to know Hannah Wissmann. He added the hashtag #mygirlfriend, which Duggar household followers rapidly latched on to.
Whereas Jeremiah considers Hannah his girlfriend, household critics don’t suppose that title will final lengthy. The pictures Jeremiah shared with followers gave the impression to be part of a photoshoot, which means issues are getting severe. Citics theorize that an engagement should be imminent if Jeremiah was allowed to put up footage with Hannah. In any case, the household has been exceedingly tight-lipped within the leadup to Josh Duggar’s trial.
Jeremiah and Hannah seem to have a extra fashionable tackle courting
The announcement was hardly a shock. Rumors about Jeremiah and Hannah have been ongoing for almost a 12 months. The now-confirmed couple was noticed collectively in December 2020. Whereas they tried to maintain issues quiet, what has slipped out on social media paints an image of a much more fashionable courting scenario than his siblings skilled. Nevertheless, rumors have additionally swirled that John David Duggar and his spouse, Abbie Burnett, had a extra fashionable love story, too.
So what’s so completely different about Jeremiah and Hannah’s relationship? Most significantly, Jeremiah is the one Duggar who has publicly referred to his associate as his girlfriend. It merely isn’t terminology that the Duggar household has used previously, on the very least not publicly. The household beforehand prevented the phrases “girlfriend” and “boyfriend” to separate their courtship fashion from extra fashionable types of courting. Jeremiah and Hannah additionally seem to have launched extra bodily contact into their courtship than Jeremiah’s siblings.
Are the Duggars beginning to comply with the lead of the Bates household?
Jeremiah’s revelation that he has a girlfriend struck household followers as odd, however is it actually, although? Regardless of sharing the identical values and operating in the identical social circle, the general public usually views the Bates household extra favorably than the Duggar. That appears to be as a result of they seem extra mainstream. They’ve been largely spared from scandal, and the general public notion of them is way more optimistic. One of many key variations between the 2 households is how they method relationships and courtships. The Bates youngsters date for an prolonged interval earlier than they transfer into extra severe relationships. A lot of these relationships result in marriage, however not all of them.
It appears believable that the Duggar household is trying a rebranding. Whereas TLC introduced that they’re utterly executed with the Duggar household after Josh’s April arrest, that doesn’t imply the household isn’t in search of out different media alternatives. A barely extra fashionable spin, corresponding to Jeremiah utilizing the girlfriend label, might be their try and curry favor with most people. Some critics suppose its an try and rebrand their picture and following the Bates household lead appear pure.