Josiah and Marjorie Jackson split
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar confirm Josiah and Marjorie Jackson splitDuggar Family/Facebook

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's son Josiah has ended his courtship with Marjorie Jackson after several months of dating.

The former 19 Kids And Counting star's breakup news was confirmed by his parents through their Facebook page.

"Both Josiah and Marjorie have enjoyed getting to know each other and to build their friendship over the past months," the official statement from the Duggar family reads.

We are so grateful that they each are seeking the Lord's will for their future.

A few weeks ago Marjorie and Josiah agreed to end their courtship, keeping in step with what they believe the Lord's will is.

Both are thankful for the time getting to know each other, and their families continue to enjoy each other's company and close friendship.

As parents we are very pleased to see two young people searching out their futures with God's will as their first priority!

The couple began their courtship the day Jill Dillard's son Israel David was born. Many fans have cast doubts on the timing of the seventh Duggar son's split with his girlfriend.

The couple were together even during the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal. In one of the posts of the evangelical Christian family dated 28 June, both Josiah and Marjorie can be seen happy together.

"These two are doing so well in their courtship. It is a fun and wonderful time for them. We love watching God unfold life as they seek Him during this special time," the family captioned the young couple's picture on 17 June.

TLC finally cancelled its hugely popular reality TV show, 19 Kids And Counting in July this year and news of Josiah's split has come just weeks after that, sparking rumours that Marjorie may have left her reality star boyfriend after the show was cancelled.