09:59 AM EDT 07/23/2014
Originally posted 05/13/2014 04:45PM
Newly engaged couple Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard met for the first time in Nepal, when she traveled there with her father, Jim Bob Duggar, so the two could get to know each other. But as their trip wound down, both Jill and Derick were unsure about how the other person felt.
In an exclusive clip of a new episode of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, airing Tuesday (9 p.m. ET), we get to see the moment when Derick asks Jill to start a courtship – and their first side hug.
"I think he likes me, hopefully," Jill, 22, says as she's packing up her bags. "He's really nice."
Derick was having nervous jitters of his own. "It's been an awesome week," he says. "I'm kind of smitten with her right now. I hope the feelings are mutual. We'll see."
Originally posted 05/06/2014 12:00PM
Talk about love before first sight!
For Jill Duggar, the second daughter born to Jim Bob and Michelle of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, falling in love with fiancé Derick Dillard happened before she even met him face to face.
"We talked a lot and started texting and emailing," Jill, 22, explains. "And we Skyped a lot. I got to know some of his friends and family. And then, we met in person months later. I was in love with someone I had never met in person."
Originally posted 04/12/2014 09:30AM
Now that her sister Jill is engaged and planning a wedding, Jessa Duggar, who is in a courtship with boyfriend Ben Seewald, is just enjoying her relationship.
Originally posted 04/09/2014 04:00PM
Jill Duggar thought March 29 would be just a normal day.
She and boyfriend Derick Dillard were taking a casual Saturday stroll into the center of Bentonville, Ark., enjoying the sunshine and spring breeze after sharing enchiladas at lunch.
Jill, 22, didn't think twice when their two chaperones – her sisters Jana, 24, and Joy, 16, accompanying the couple due to her family's conservative religious philosophy – started lagging behind or when a stranger on a park bench asked if he could sing the young couple a love song.
Originally posted 04/09/2014 08:15AM
Make way for a Duggar-sized wedding.
The famously expansive Duggar clan, stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, will be adding a new son-in-law to their crew in the next few months.
Jill Duggar, 22, who is studying to be a midwife, recently revealed her courtship with Derick Dillard, 25, an accountant in Rogers, Ark. Now, she tells PEOPLE exclusively, the two are engaged to be married.
Originally posted 03/31/2014 11:45AM
There are even more people showing up at the home of the famously super-sized clan, the Duggars, these days.
Right on the heels of third daughter daughter Jessa, 20, entering a courtship with Ben Seewald, 18, of Hot Spring, Ark., second daughter, Jill, 22, is now in a courting relationship with Derick Dillard, 25, of Rogers, Ark.
"I was really impressed with his character and I was surprised how much we have the same vision and life goals," Jill, whose family stars in TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "He's a great guy."
Originally posted 02/26/2014 03:05PM
Michelle Duggar battled bulimia as a teen, PEOPLE has learned.
Originally posted 02/20/2014 01:25PM
"It's not always easy to get along with 18 siblings," four of the Duggar siblings write in their new book, Growing Up Duggar)
Originally posted 09/16/2013 05:00PM
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."
Originally posted 06/07/2013 07:00PM
Meet Marcus Anthony Duggar!
Josh and Anna Duggar introduce their newest addition, born Sunday morning.
"We are so thankful that mom and baby are well! We are blessed to have our family close as we celebrate this gift from God," the couple told PEOPLE Friday.
Josh – the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children – and Anna are already parents to daughter Mackynzie, 3½, and son Michael, who turns 2 this month.
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