In October 2021, Jeremiah Duggar became the 11th of his siblings to find a life partner. On his Instagram account, he announced that he was seeing Hannah Wissman, who, like Jeremiah, comes from a large, conservative Christian family. “Getting to know each other has been one of the greatest joys of our lives! We are excited to start sharing our story with all of you and to see what God has in store for our future,” he wrote.
But it was his hashtag that really got fans talking. Following his courtship announcement, Jeremiah referred to Hannah as “#mygirlfriend,” and Hannah used the hashtag #myboyfriend on her own Instagram post. The Duggars don’t ordinarily use that term (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet), so naturally fans are wondering if the family has changed their strict rules about finding a mate.
Similarly, Jill Duggar Dillard‘s husband, Derick, recently honored a special anniversary. In his post, he used the “D” word as he wrote, “8 years ago today I began dating my best friend @jillmdillard while I was working on the other side of the world!” He added, perhaps as a sly dig to his in-laws, “I definitely enjoyed our unchaperoned motorcycle ride around the area.”
Still, even if the Duggar children are breaking away from traditions, such as being chaperoned and avoiding the word “courtship,” some things haven’t changed. Most of the children have gone on to marry not long after their relationship goes public, and Jeremiah and Hannah are no exception. Just three months after they came out as a couple, they announced their engagement, and two weeks later, Hannah announced that she’d found “the perfect dress.” A Facebook post hints at a March 22 wedding date, per The Sun.