May 08, 2014 09:10 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
During last night’s episode of 19 Kids And Counting, Facebook fans had the opportunity to see the culmination of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s online relationship. The two finally met in Nepal, after chatting on Skype for several months. Jim Bob Duggar definitely approves of the couple — and he should, seeing as he introduced Jill and Derick in the first place!
Jim Bob Duggar may be a big fan of Derick Dillard, but until Jill traveled to Nepal to meet the young man in person, her dad couldn’t be certain as to whether a true courtship would be worth pursuing. After all, courtship is serious business in the Duggar family!
Fortunately, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard had a wonderful time on their first date. The lovebirds went sightseeing with Jim Bob, who admitted that he felt like a third wheel. Of course, it didn’t help that the concerned father was constantly trailing his daughter and her beau. He said that he didn’t want to “disrupt their relationship,” but as some Twitter followers argued, he was accomplishing just that by following the two around.
Jill didn’t seem to have too big a problem with her dad’s constant presence. As Jim Bob explained, “Jill is ultimately the one in charge of the relationship, but I know she values my input.” Derick also values Jim Bob’s input; after spending a little time with Jill, he pulled her dad aside to ask his permission to pursue a traditional courtship. Although he worried a bit about Michelle’s lack of input, Jim Bob ultimately decided that it was okay for Jill and Derick to spend more time together.
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