August 15, 2014 03:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Rumors of a secret wedding have been swirling ever since she changed her Twitter handle to Jessa Seewald, but it turns out, Jessa is still a Duggar — for now! The 19 Kids And Counting star recently announced her engagement to Ben Seewald!
It’s official: Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar are engaged! Shortly after sharing a photo of a very romantic letter and pearl bracelet with her Facebook fans, Jessa returned with an even better piece of jewelry — an engagement ring!
Now that they are engaged, Jessa and Ben are allowed to move from side hugs to hand holding. Critics of the Duggar family may scoff at this step in the relationship, but fans are deeply touched by the innocence of it all. Like older siblings Josh and Jill, Jessa has decided to hold off on kissing until she and Ben have tied the knot.
Jessa and Ben shared their excitement in a recent statement, explaining, “We are so blessed to be engaged! God has written an amazing story through our courtship, and another chapter has just begun!”
Now that the news is out, Jessa is sure to receive plenty of questions about her wedding and family plans. Although she hasn’t talked a lot about the potential for a televised ceremony, Jessa has made it clear that she and Ben want to follow Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s lead with a big family. However, the young lovers are also interested in adoption! No matter their approach, we’re sure they’ll have a beautiful family.
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Photo Credit: Ben Seewald Facebook