02:12 PM EDT 01/28/2015
Originally posted 10/27/2014 02:00PM
After getting to know each other online, they met in person in Nepal, began an old-fashioned courtship and wed this summer. Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick, now expecting their first child – a boy! – started their marriage with a high level of commitment.
Fans of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting get to see the couple's nuptials in the special, 19 Kids & Counting: Jill's Wedding, airing Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, where the couple chose a "covenant marriage" in Arkansas – making divorce more difficult.
Originally posted 10/21/2014 06:30AM
Boy, oh boy!
Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick, stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, are expecting a son in the spring, they tell PEOPLE.
"I was really excited," says Derick, 25. "As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings, it is very special."
Originally posted 10/14/2014 03:15PM
Is there anything more cringeworthy than getting marriage advice from your soon-to-be in-laws?
Perhaps, if that advice spans topics from finances to marital intimacy – and is discussed publicly at a frozen yogurt shop.
Derick Dillard, who married Jill Duggar in June and is expecting his first child with her, had the awkward experience on Tuesday night's episode of 19 Kids & Counting. The couple had a premarital counseling session led by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.
Originally posted 10/07/2014 06:00PM
The bump has finally arrived.
Jill Duggar Dillard, star of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, is now past 15 weeks in her pregnancy – and she's ready for a new close-up.
"I can't believe I'm finally showing," Jill tells PEOPLE. "It's such an exciting time, and I'm so happy to be close to my family – my mom and sisters."
Originally posted 09/23/2014 02:30PM
Long engagements are not a thing in the Duggar house.
After saying "yes" to Ben Seewald's marriage proposal, Jessa Duggar, the star of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting (airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m.), tells PEOPLE exclusively the two have their wedding plans set.
"I am super excited," Jessa says. "Everybody has really been pitching in."
Originally posted 09/16/2014 04:30PM
Time flies when you're having kids.
Originally posted 09/05/2014 05:10PM
The morning sickness – more like all day sickness – is almost over.
Jill Dillard, 23, who announced her pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE in August, is now happy to reveal that as she nears the end of her first trimester, she's finally beginning to feel better.
"The last couple of days I have had a little bit of a break from the craziness of morning sickness, more like all day sickness, and that has been a blessing," Jill, the daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, tells PEOPLE.
Jill – whose wedding to Derick Dillard, 25, will be featured on this season of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. – says that the support of her mother, Michelle, 47, has helped as she's struggled through nausea.
Originally posted 08/27/2014 02:45PM
The Duggars have a new addition to their family home in Tontitown, Arkansas – and he's somebody you know: Ben Seewald, Jessa Duggar's new fiancé!
Originally posted 08/23/2014 10:50AM
It was a week punctuated by new love and new life for PEOPLE readers, especially in Arkansas, where the Duggar clan is expanding – and fast.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 08:00PM
During a recent visit to her parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's home, Jill Dillard found there was no shortage of many of the things she'd grown up around: kids, meals, schoolwork, toys – and the ever-ready stash of her mother's home-pregnancy tests.
A few weeks into her marriage to husband Derick, Jill, 23, had already taken a few of her own (just in case!), and each had come back negative, but at her sisters' urging she gave one of Mom's a try.
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