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’19 Kids & Counting’s Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Engaged — Congrats

Fri, August 15, 2014 9:23am EDT by Lauren Cox 11 Comments

Finally! After an 11-month courtship, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are engaged to be married. Congrats to the happy couple!

Jessa Duggar, 21, is the next Duggar daughter to be a bride. Ben Seewald, 19, popped the question on the couple’s 11 month anniversary, and of course Jessa said yes. This exciting news comes just two months after Jessa’s older sister, Jill Duggar, 23, tied the knot with her boyfriend, Derick Dillard, 25.

Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Engaged

It finally happened!

After lots of speculation about whether or not they would tie the knot after Jill and Derick, Ben and Jessa have finally announced their engagement.

According to People, who exclusively confirmed the exciting news, Ben popped the question on Thursday night, Aug. 14 — their 11 month anniversary!

Just like Jill and Derick, Jessa and Ben waited until they were engaged to start holding hands. They are also waiting until their wedding day to finally share their first kiss. For now, it’s side hugs and hand-holding!

There is no word on how Ben proposed, but hopefully it’s been filmed for the upcoming season of 19 Kids & Counting which returns to TLC on Sept. 2.

Congrats, Jessa and Ben!

Is This Jessa and Ben’s First Engagement Photo?

On Thursday, the same day Ben proposed, Jessa celebrated the couple’s anniversary by sharing a new photo on Instagram.

The black-and-white photo appears to have been taken selfie-style by Jessa, who is looking lovingly at her boyfriend-turned-fiance. Ben is smiling at the camera, oblivious to Jessa’s admiring stare. So cute!

“I admire this man with all my heart! @ben_seewald, you’re absolutely the best!” Jessa captioned the photo.

Thankfully, both Jessa’s Twitter and Instagram accounts are already “Jessa Seewald” so she won’t have to worry about making any changes once she ties the knot!

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you excited for Jessa and Ben? Do you think they are the right fit? Do you want them to film their wedding for 19 Kids? Let us know your thoughts and congrats for the couple below!

— Lauren Cox

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