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'Bringing Up Bates' Star Josie Gets Engaged!

Bringing Up Bates star Josie Bates is engaged!

The reality TV cutie revealed the news on her Instagram account with a photo of herself and beau Kelton Balka posing in front of the beautiful red rocks of Utah at Arches National Park.

Josie, 18, captioned the shot, "I cannot wait to marry the love of my life. ❤? couldn't have dreamed of a more sentimental engagement. Kelton put so much time into planning and making sure every little detail was perfect and it felt like a dream ? can't wait to do forever with you, Babe ?❤."

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The big Bates family is known as a cooler version of the Duggars, and on Friday, Balka pulled off a wholesome proposal after leading Josie through a series of scavenger hunts, as UP TV revealed to In Touch.

"Kelton surprised Josie at her work, R&Co Salon in Knoxville, TN, with a bouquet of flowers and a charm bracelet that began a multi-part scavenger hunt," the network said.

Then, with the help of Kelton's father, Michael Balka, and her parents, Gil and Kelly Jo, Kelton took Josie on a trip to Utah!

Gil Bates

"Each part of the four-part scavenger hunt represents a stage of Kelton and Josie's relationship, and each part is accompanied by a new charm for her bracelet and a new location," UP TV said.

"At the last stop, the Tower Arch Viewpoint at the Arches National Park, Kelton presents her with the most beautiful charm of all: a stunning engagement ring."

Balka explained, "Josie always wanted to come out to Utah to see the amazing rocks, now she's leaving with one on her finger."

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Reality TV star Josie gushed, "We are so excited to be engaged and take this next step in our story together."

The two have been friends since 2014; two years later, it blossomed into romance.

The Bateses have strict courting rules like the Duggars and Josie and Balka started dating in January 2018.

The Bates family is comprised of 19 kids like the Duggars and the families socialize.

This Thursday, Bringing Up Bates stars Tori Bates Smith and her husband Bobby had revealed the gender and name of their baby.

The couple will have a boy, whom they will name Robert Ellis Smith IV.

Tori got married last year with the Duggars at the wedding as guests.

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