I had so many people that I have met through the show who have become great friends. To know our policy or to deny the consent for cookies use. The new season will be back on January 4, 2018, and with this new season will come a ton of updates from the couples. Is a prerequisite to date a Bates girl is that the guy has to get along with the other boyfriends and husbands? You're broke, and you're trying to save money for a wedding, but you're going to have to have a ring first. I think as soon as I saw the bridge, I knew that was when he was gonna ask me, and that was the moment I'd been waiting for all day. I'm just thankful that God has led us down this road and that there are so many good people there with us.
She had sent him a photo of a ring she really liked, so Smith got to work trying to find something similar. It seems like the guys all really get along so well. Want to follow the Bates? More: 'Bringing Up Bates' stars Erin Paine, Alyssa Webster deliver babies 2 days apart More: 'Bringing Up Bates' episode features pregnancy reveal, wedding dress shopping Alyssa said she wasn't planning on having 19 kids like her mom and would stop at four kids if she had another girl. For the Bates family, courtship is like serious dating but with a focus on God and purity, according to Kelly Jo Bates. I wasn't there for the lunch that Kelton and his father had together, and I think that was one of the most touching things is to see that moment and all of the behind-the-scenes work that they did.
Those who attended also shared what they loved about Bates during her party. Honestly, we were all super surprised when Evan and Bobby and Kelton were all, like, best friends. More: Which Bates family member do you think will be the next to have some big family news? At the end of Season 3 and the beginning of Season 4 of Bringing Up Bates, we gotten to see Nathan Bates enter into and explore a courtship with Ashley Salyer. Rather, she said she wants six kids, maybe eight, max, which is still a lot of kids by my standard. Before you go, check out below.
We're getting in the nuptial spirit ahead of Tori and Bobby's wedding special April 26. I was completely caught off guard. A courtship scavenger hunt The main storyline of the episode included Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart starting their courtship together. So, I am so glad that we are able to have her as a part of our story and make a memory of her together. Kelton is so wonderful and did such a good job pointing everything out that I would think was special and what was special for our relationship.
I think it's fun for people to know our story. I do believe that Kelton and Josie are in love. Courtesy of Up Network Josie turns 18 The Bates family had to team up yet again during the episode to throw Josie Bates a surprise party for her 18th birthday. They make it kind of obvious who they favor others. I think when we went on that triple date, it was a blast. Josie Bates and Kelton Balka, who've been dating for a while, asked Gil and Kelly Jo Bates if they could court while the family was in Honea Path, South Carolina, for Thanksgiving.
During the episode, Alyssa Bates Webster, who was pregnant at the time the episode was filmed with daughter Zoey Joy, talked about if she would have more kids in the future. A look at how the super-sized family has changed over the last 7 seasons. We're getting in the nuptial spirit ahead of Tori and Bobby's wedding special April 26. Bates are actually comfortable with it all. I think he loves Michael, just not in love. She and her husband, John, have Allie Jane, 3, and Lexi Mae, 1, and Zoey Joy was born on March 28.
That was definitely a lot of fun to be a part of, for sure. Whereas Tori and Bobby snap at each other a lot and in general seem like they wanted to get married more than be married to one another. Because even though I didn't get to know her, I was so happy that they included her in it. That also shaped my opinions on the two guys. Evan wanted to do something big for Carlin Bates when he asked her to court.
It was kinda crazy, though, because looking back, we never really got to do a lot of those triple-dates since now that Tori and Bobby are married … The guys got together and they had a photographer come. Bates thought her family and Stewart's family would enjoy a day at the lake together, but Stewart arrived at her doorstep with flowers, and their journey began. The 19-year-old bride styled herself in a gorgeous, boho chic Leanne Marshall gown with a crown of greenery in her hair. I'm not very good at being the center of attention, but I am super excited for everyone to get to know Kelton and to fall in love with him like I have. Thursdays on the Up Network. Praise the Lord they are all wonderful things, but I think there are even more exciting things still just around the corner. Kelly Jo describes it as serious dating but with a focus on God and purity.
You can see from the pictures that Evan's parents were there when he asked and that he gave Carlin some kind of bracelet. I think it's because they have so much in common: they're all around the same age, they're all dating sisters, and then they all are good at music — so they would sing together and stuff. The bridesmaids wore individually-styled custom Renee Miller gowns, and the groomsmen wore burgundy floral ties with suspenders. Courtesy of Taryn Yager Bobby searches for a ring In between everything happening in East Tennessee during the episode, Bobby Smith searched for an engagement ring for Tori Bates in Pensacola, Florida. No such luck on either front, though Tori and Bobby are definitely serious. More: 'Bringing Up Bates' couples renovate East Tennessee homes on episode More: 'Bringing Up Bates' couple picks Knoxville church for wedding venue While working on the barn, Balka asked Evan Stewart, who is in a courtship with Carlin Bates, for advice on how to ask Gil and Kelly Jo for permission to court Josie. The fans will be waiting to hear that news from the happy couple.
For the Bates family, courtship is a step above dating. What does it mean to you to have Kelton include his late mother into your love story? Loving sisters isn't hard for Evan, Kelton and Bobby because they're three peas in a pod. I feel like even if Evan and Carlin are a bit much, they do seem very into one another. She also said that she thought Tori and Bobby had found their match in one another. Of course, Carlin said yes to him and the couple is doing great. So, we did a little photo shoot with everybody and walked around downtown Knoxville. First, he got permission from her dad Gil Bates to ask her, which of course, was really important.