The former Twilight actor, 28, wed Sheila Hafsadi in Los Angeles on Sunday, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“It was a small wedding,” a source says. “There were about 150 [guests].
“We are both spontaneous people. I wouldn’t say we are bohemian, but we are both artistic,” Rathbone told PEOPLE of meeting Hafsadi in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2011. He had been playing a show with his former band, 100 Monkeys, when he saw her working at the venue next door.
“It was one of those things. I always said I believed in love at first sight, but I never really had that feeling before.”
The couple have since become parents to a son, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, now 15 months old. Soon after his birth, Rathbone told PEOPLE the pair planned to wed eventually – just not quite yet.
“Honestly, at the end of the day, you don’t need a piece of paper to say you are in love,” he said at the time. “We are dedicated completely to one another.”
Could a Duggar daughter be preparing to start a family of her own?
Jessa Duggar, 20, the third daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tontitown, Ark.,has entered into a courtship with Ben Seewald, 18, who lives in nearby Hot Springs, Ark., PEOPLE confirms.
The couple’s relationship will be featured on the family’s TLC show, 19 Kids & Counting, which returns Tuesday at 9 p.m.
“We are so excited for Ben and Jessa,” Jim Bob, 48, tells PEOPLE. “They are enjoying getting to know each other and are recommending sermons to one another.”
So what are the differences between courtship and dating?
Jim Bob explains: “Courting is getting to know each other in a group setting, both families spending time together and the couple setting goals together to determine if they are meant to marry. With dating, a couple will often pair off alone and that sometimes leads to a more physical relationship.”
Jessa and Ben met in church, Jim Bob says, and then asked to correspond via text and on the phone. The Duggars agreed – and were kept in the conversation as the couple texted each other, mostly asking each other questions about theology and scripture.
“Jessa has a very steady personality,” says Michelle. “It has been interesting to watch their interactions because for her personality type, they share very similar beliefs. It has been fun to watch them and both of our phones are going off back and forth, ping, ping, ping.”
“Courtship is not just about having fun,” she continues. “You are really considering if this person could be your life partner – you pray about it and see what happens.”
Though other men have approached Jim Bob to ask if they could begin a relationship with Jessa – as well as his other older daughters – Jim Bob says that Ben is the first to make the cut.
“He’s the first one she has shown interest in that has a spiritual focus and legitimate calling about ministry work,” he says. “When a guy is pursing your daughter, you want to check him out and see if there are any red flags and with Ben, there hasn’t been. He is very sharp. It appears like a match made in heaven.”
Like her older brother, Josh, whose courtship with now-wife Anna was documented on their reality show, Jessa will save her first kiss for marriage.
“Dad allowed them to do a side hug when they were officially courting,” Michelle, 47, explains. “Jessa and Ben have said that was the only contact they would have, when they initially greet each other, when he comes to visit for their first hello, they have a quick 30 second or less side hug and a goodbye side hug and they agreed that would be the only contact they should have.”
“They want to wait on the physical relationship until later,” she adds. “If there is an engagement that comes about, they will work together on their goals and standards for that.”
Michelle and Jessa Duggar with Ben Seewald
Courtesy of Jim Bob Duggar
Jessa and three of her sisters – Jana, Jill and Jinger – have just completed the book Growing Up Duggar, to be released next year, about their relationships, including their thoughts about boys and what goes into deciding who and when to marry.
“It is sweet as a mom to watch Jessa go through this,” says Michelle. “She’s always been the organizer in our family unit and right now she is a little distracted. She and Ben are open to encourage others who may be considering relationships that you can stay orally pure and wait for the one God has for you and then on your wedding day, begin the physical aspects of your relationship.”
“All the girls are excited for Jessa,” says Jim Bob, whose other children are Joshua, 25 – who is married to Anna, 25 and has Mackynzie, 3,Michael, 2 and Marcus, 3 months –, twins Jana and John-David, 23; Jill, 22; Jinger, 19; Joseph, 18; Josiah, 17; Joy-Anna, 15; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 14; Jason, 13; James, 12; Justin, 11; Jackson, 9; Johanna, 7; Jennifer, 6; and Jordyn, 4, and Josie, 3, who was born prematurely).
“All of our family is involved in this relationship. It is an exciting time.”
Parents have their own way while raising their children. A recent study identified ways parents raise and care for their children. This study reveals three types of parenting that is often applied by parents to their children.
Approximately 24 percent of parents who become participants suspected to have type ‘terrier’. Parents with type terrier always wanted to be involved in their child’s life. They want to accompany their children in infancy.
Parents with parenting type terrier looks accompany children, ranging from dropping school, playing with children, to undergo the same hobbies with their children. In essence, they want to stay close to their child during infancy.
Meanwhile, the other type is the type of ‘lion’. Type lion is different approach to raising their children. Parents with type lions teach their children self-sufficient from the beginning. They let children with imagination and his own world, and teach them to live independently.
Parents with this type of trust are that who cannot take part in any future child. Follow the child sustained only make them dependent and spoiled. For that, they let the kids have their own time to imagine. In the meantime, they can rest.
Research conducted by Capri Sun and Denise reveals three types of parenting, which is of type ‘penguin’. Parents with type penguins share responsibilities with each other to raise their children. When one parent is busy, its role was replaced by another. So on so the child remains was accompanied, however, both parents do not have to always be there.
Types of penguins are also typically make use of those closest to them like a grandfather, grandmother, uncles, or other relatives to keep their children, as reported by the Daily Mail (22/08). Researchers did not indicate which types are best for children. But in fact, involved with children in infancy is very important for parents. Not only formed a close bond, parents can also guide the child in infancy.
How about you, whether you are raising children the way belong to the above type? Share your opinion in the comments!