19 Kids and Counting's Jill Duggar is Engaged to Derick Dillard


19-kids-jill-derek-09It's a Duggar wedding! Jill Duggar, 22, and Derick Dillard, 25, have announced their engagement. She will be the first Duggar daughter to get married and is the second oldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michele. Jill is studying midwifery and Derick is an accountant in Rogers, Ark.

"I am so happy," says Jill. "Our story is so very unique. The first time we talked, he was in Japan, we met in Nepal, he spent time in India and Israel and then came back to Arkansas where he met my family. We have a very international story even though we live so close," Jill told People.com.

The couple who will save their first kiss for their wedding day have agreed to hold hands, which they refrained from during their courtship.

Derick says "I feel like I'm dreaming," Derick tells PEOPLE of his engagement to Jill. "It was great to grab her hand for the first time."

Get to know Jill and Derick in these personal photos that they shared.

Catch up with Jill Duggar and the whole Duggar family in the new season of 19 Kids and Counting on TLC Tuesdays @ 9|8c.



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