'19 Kids & Counting' Star Jessa Duggar is Engaged


Another Duggar daughter is off the market.

Jessa Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting got engaged to Ben Seewald Thursday night, TLC is confirming.

The Duggars Offer Their Sex and Love Tips

Duggar, 21, is the third daughter of Jim Bob, 48, and Michelle, 47.

The family just celebrated their daughter Jill's nuptials to Derick Dillard on June 21, an event which was attended by more than 1,000 family and friends.

Seewald also comes from a big family, being the oldest of seven children.

The two met in church, and then asked to correspond via text and on the phone. They've decided to save their first kiss for marriage, and only started holding hands since getting engaged.

"He's the first one she has shown interest in that has a spiritual focus and legitimate calling about ministry work," Jim Bob told People in September about allowing the two to court. "When a guy is pursing your daughter, you want to check him out and see if there are any red flags, and with Ben, there hasn't been. He is very sharp. It appears like a match made in heaven."

All About Jill Duggar's Fairy Tale Wedding!

19 Kids & Counting starts its new season on September 2 on TLC.