The 22-year old student (she’s studying to be a mid-wife) announced her engagement this week via People, and gushed about her fiance saying,
“I am so happy. 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.”
ABC News also received a statement from Jill where she said, “I love Derick’s desire to follow God and to serve others. Derick is so romantic and the proposal was perfect. We are incredibly happy and can’t wait to share our courtship and engagement on 19 Kids & Counting. Next up, wedding planning!”
The couple were both raised in religious families, and have not so much as held-hands prior to their engagement. They’ll be sharing their first kiss on their wedding day, when they’re pronounced husband and wife – although there’s no word yet on whether or not the wedding will be filmed for TLC!
Photo via TLC.