May 07, 2014 12:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Everyone is talking about Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald, but the real tearjerker romance on 19 Kids And Counting features Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard. The lovebirds met online and were forced to limit their relationship to Skype for a long, long time before finally meeting in Nepal.
Facebook fans never dreamed that online dating would enter the equation on 19 Kids And Counting! Of course, as Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar would argue, the relationship between Jill Duggar and Derick Dillar isn’t anything like your typical eHarmony or OkCupid scenario. Rather, the two were introduced via Skype by good old Jim Bob, who regarded Derick as the perfect match for his daughter.
As Jill told People in an earlier interview, the first few months of her courtship with Derick were tough. “I was in love with someone I had never met in person, but we really knew each other well.”
Finally, after a seemingly endless wait, Jill traveled with Jim Bob to Nepal to meet the love of her life. Jill later explained that, although she was forced to deal with jet lag and camera crews, her first visit with Derick was incredibly special. “We enjoyed the first several days getting to spend time together and getting to see things together.”
Jill and Derick get along just as well in person as they do on Skype. They announced their engagement last month; their wedding will take place this summer! Twitter followers are currently holding out hope for a televised Duggar ceremony.
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