The Duggar dynasty grows larger yet! Jessa Duggar is engaged to Ben Seewald, according to People.
Ben has apparently passed the gauntlet of courtship, and now he's the husband-to-be for Jessa, the 21-year-old daughter of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar and star of 19 Kids and Counting.
Being engaged means that these Springdale, Arkansas, lovebirds can finally hold hands. (The Duggars are devout Independent Baptists.) Plus, the happy news also means that Ben and Jessa — who began their courtship last fall — are that much closer to their first kiss, which will happen on their wedding day.
Jessa, Michelle and Jim Bob's third daughter, previously raved to People about her connection with her 19-year-old beau: "We do have a lot in common. He is a mellow personality, very romantic and very sweet. I am very cut-and-dried. And my sisters are coaching me on sweet romantic things to say."
She also revealed their family plans, saying that they would leave their eventual family size "up to God" and that they are open to having biological and adopted children.
Anyway, the only romantic thing she has to remember to say now is, "I do!" Congrats to the two future spouses!