Jessa Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame is engaged. She and Ben Seewald officially confirmed their engagement on Friday, August 15th. This means Jessa could be the second of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's nineteen children to tie the knot in 2014, although no wedding date has been announced. Sister Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard on June 21st.
Like sister Jill, Jessa Duggar has adhered to her family's strict guidelines for courtship, and is saving her first kiss for her wedding day.
Ben Seewald sounds like quite the romantic guy, so it seems like Jessa has found a wonderful young man to spend her life with. Yesterday--the date of their 11-month courtship anniversary--he presented her with a pearl bracelet and a personal note.
"What good are such beautiful pearls if not to have the grace of being worn by one so elegant and majestic as yourself?" the note read. "These pearls were lonely...just like I am when we're apart; but not anymore! I love you my precious princess!"
— TLC Network (@TLC) August 15, 2014
Sounds like he's a definite keeper.
"We are so blessed to be engaged!" Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald said in a statement. "God has written an amazing story through our courtship, and another chapter has just begun! We are thrilled to see what the future holds -- especially the wedding bells!"
Jim Bob Duggar and wife Michelle must be thrilled that yet another of their beautiful daughters has found love with a man who shares their strong Christian faith and beliefs about courtship.
Fans--and the media--are certainly excited.
— Yahoo Celebrity (@YahooCelebrity) August 15, 2014
why am i this excited about jessa duggar's wedding announcement?
— bridget anne (@BridgetGentry) August 15, 2014
With the marriage of Jessa Duggar, that will mean only sixteen unmarried children will remain in the 19 Kids and Counting household. Son Josh Duggar has been married for a few years now, and is the father of three.
Congratulations to Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald. Fans of the show are no doubt eagerly awaiting word of when the wedding will take place.
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