Josie Bates & Kelton Balka kissed before marriage
In Josie’s Instagram stories, she gave her social media followers a chance to ask her questions. While the couple was at Josie’s doctor’s appointment, they took some time to answer the questions.
One question she received reads, “Was your first kiss at your wedding?” To this, both Kelton and Josie shake their heads no. Kelton also says, “Nope,” out loud. Then, Josie makes a face and widens her eyes.
You can see their funny response here.
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What courtship rules does the family have?
Many fans of the Bates family are also fans of the Duggars, and many fans of the Duggars like the Bates family too. So, it can be difficult to keep track of the different courtship rules they have.
While the Duggar kids aren’t allowed to have unchaperoned dates, the Bates kids are. Most of the Bates kids seem to stick to their parents’ courtship recommendations though. Often, they take a chaperone along with them, but it’s unclear whose idea this is.
In the past, Whitney and Zach Bates have talked about how they kissed before marriage too. No other Bates kids have come out and said that they kissed prior to tying the knot though. It’s possible that other kids in the family got away with kissing before marriage too. Since the courtship rules aren’t so strict, they may have been able to go on dates without chaperones or sneak a kiss.
Of course, a kiss before marriage isn’t a big deal to most people. Fans are simply shocked because of the Bates family’s strict beliefs. Plus, Josie dished on this publicly on her Instagram stories. So, many people potentially saw her response to the question and know what went down. It would be interesting to see what her parents think of this response or whether they knew about it ahead of time.
No matter what, Josie and Kelton’s relationship seems to be going smoothly, and they will welcome their second child to the world in June.
So, are you surprised to hear that Josie Bates and Kelton Balka kissed before they got married? Do you think it’s a big deal? Let us know in the comments below.
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