Jessa Duggar and her new husband Ben Seewald have been the subject of quite a bit of fascination in recent months, as the strict guidelines they adhered to during their courtship aren’t often seen with young’uns these days. As part of the Duggar family’s wishes, the couple didn’t kiss, hold hands, or give full-body hugs while they were dating, and often spent their time together with a chaperone. That’s why, when the duo married last weekend, their first kiss was highly anticipated by guests and fans of the show who wanted all the details the next day. But it never happened, even though one of their guests was former television star Kirk Cameron.
“We flew to the Duggar hometown, not only to be part of the fun and excitement of honoring this precious couple, but as a father, I want my daughters to see what it looks like when a couple reserves their ‘first kiss’ for at the altar. Wow! This kind of moral excellence and purity is rare today, but our sons and daughters are priceless. This dad has only a few years to etch these meaningful images on the minds of his children,” Cameron wrote on Facebook.
Instead, the couple opted to experience their first kiss in private after the ceremony, so Pastor Mike Schadt introduced them as husband and wife before turning the attention over to Jessa’s parents, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, and asking them to kiss.
“So, now you’ve seen a Duggar kiss,” he said.
The reality star did post a photo of a steamy kiss with her new hubby, however, which quickly made the rounds online.
The couple is now the subject of a rumor that they couldn’t help themselves and ended up consummating their marriage before they even left the reception after someone who claimed to be in attendance posted the story on a blog. Jessa has not commented on the tale, however.