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

Fri, August 15, 2014 9:23am EDT by 10 Comments 22,041 Article Views

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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Posted at 4:24 AM on September 25, 2014  

Jill fell in love with man – Derrik walked into the picture having a J-O-B & a career path – a plan for his / his wife-to-be / their family’s future = an instant son-in-law for JimBob. On the other hand, poor Jessa fell for a goofy kid with zero ambition & zero job skills who prefers to sit around all day making googly eyes at her.

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Posted at 4:21 AM on September 25, 2014  

Love the Duggars, but when Jessa & Ben started ‘courting’ – JimBob inherited a boy + a job & every since has been trying to teach him to be a man before he even considers him as a son-in-law.

JimBob moved Ben into the guestroom (over the garage?) so he could teach (& pay) him to work – but not only is Ben unable to do routine maintenance jobs around the home, he complained about every task he was given (even to the point of saying they were beneath him). Before he even came to the table Ben’s #1 priority should have been getting a real J-O-B so he can support the wife & family he wants to start ASAP.

Now reading here & on another site that he was finally able to save enough money from his ‘side jobs’ to buy Jessa a ring & the date is set for 11/01 (just 5 wks from now) guess they’ll both be moving & starting their family in the guestroom!
Jessa comes off as such a sweet, sincere girl –but I just don’t have a good feeling about this one. (I really hope my intuition is wrong.)

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Posted at 1:10 AM on August 26, 2014  

I meant to say Congratulations, sorry.

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Posted at 1:08 AM on August 26, 2014  

Congratulation Jessa and Ben.

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Posted at 1:01 AM on August 16, 2014  

i dont like what i see in his eyes, he looks creepy run jessa run!

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Posted at 11:11 PM on August 15, 2014  

I did not realize Ben was only 19 years old. Little to young to get married.

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Posted at 6:11 PM on August 15, 2014  

19?? Are you kidding me?

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Posted at 4:27 PM on August 15, 2014  

Here we go AGAIN!!!!! Hollywood Life—-PLEASE do not let your 14 year old hormone crazed teenaged girls anywhere near your keyboards..or disable the “enter” and “send” functions. “FINALLY” was used THREE TIMES!!!!! It was 11 months—not a lengthy amount of time to get to know someone you will spend the next 60 or 70 years with. With you throwing all those FINALLY’S around, you’d think Jessa was another Waitey Katey who had been dating Ben for 10 years. I’d offer to proof read your stories for you–but you can’t afford me.

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Posted at 12:16 PM on August 15, 2014  

Aww! Congratulations! God Bless You.

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Posted at 11:35 AM on August 15, 2014  

Very sweet and congratulations!

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