'Counting On' star John David Duggar gets engaged to Abbie Burnett
Just one month after John announced his courtship with Abbie, the former bachelor is now engaged. Seems like the couple did not waste any time taking their love to the next level.
John David Duggar seems to have found his match as the 'Counting On' star is now officially engaged to Abbie Burnett. The couple took to the family website to release a joint statement stating that they had decided to take their relationship to the next level.
Both Duggar and Burnett shared,"Wow! We are engaged! This feels even more real than before! It was a special moment to share together. The proposal and the 'YES' really solidified that we want to spend the rest of our lives together. One of the most amazing things about following Christ is being able to trust Him to direct your path and lead your life. We are so thankful that He led us to one another. Now we need to start thinking about a wedding!" they continued.
The news of their engagement comes only a month after the pair revealed the news of their courtship in a TLC video. John revealed, "We’ve known of each other for several years, but we didn’t meet ’til…" as Burnett added, "John flew in for a church event here in Oklahoma where I’m from. We really got connected then". "We fell in love very quickly. And it’s been a wonderful journey thus far and taking the next step to move onto a courtship," John continued.
In an adorable video posted to TLC on Wednesday after John popped the question, the pair showed off the gorgeous engagement ring. The future groom shared, "So, I have some news. You wanna see it?" he asked the cameras before showing off Burnett's new diamond bling. "Yup, it's official! We're engaged," he added. It is reported that John got down on one knee in an airplane hanger in front of a sign which read, "Abbie, Will You Marry Me?". John shared, "Engagement is very different than a courtship because engagement actually says, Okay, I’m committed to this person to marriage for life".
"A courtship is more of a I’m getting to know this person with the idea of the possibility of marriage. But now it’s actually that commitment towards marriage," he continued. "We’ve been ready for this step for a little while, but it was really just I had a lot of things I wanted to get done to make it really special. I don’t know if I succeeded or not, but it was a lot of things," Duggar continued. "He succeeded," Burnett continued before adding that they are now "looking forward to planning a wedding so that we can get married!"
A statement on their family website read, "We are thrilled to announce the engagement of John-David and Abbie! They are a wonderful match and make a beautiful couple! Abbie is a lovely young woman, full of tenderness and compassion. She has a deep love for the Lord and we are so delighted that John-David has asked her to be his wife!"