It’s been more three years since Derick Dillard popped the question to Counting On star Jill Duggar. The now mother-of-two certainly has her hands full these days with her busy brood, but we decided to take a look back at their courtship because #FBF.
The two grew up 45 minutes from each other but never met until December 2011. On the couple’s wedding website, Jill recalled when Derick stopped by her Arkansas home while caroling with a church group. “Neither of us remembers each other specifically from that time; all I have is a vague memory of the group of people who came,” Jill wrote. “Not long after this, Derick contacted my dad and asked if he would be a prayer partner during his two-year term in Nepal.” After getting to know him better, father Jim Bob played matchmaker for his daughter. Jill said, “As my dad got to know Derick, he was really impressed with his Godly character. He started telling me about Derick and also told Derick about me! I listened in on a few phone conversations with my dad without Derick knowing I was doing so.” A little creepy — but it worked! The two began courting not long after that, and the rest is history.
Jill’s engagement ring.
Recently, the 26-year-old’s hubby has gotten himself into some hot water after taking to Twitter to rant about his fellow TLC star, Jazz Jennings. He wrote, “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality. ‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.” Jazz recently responded to the criticism and shot back, “Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story. Today was no different.” Yikes — not a smart move, D!
*See more photos of the Duggar girls’ engagement rings below! *
Jeremy Vuolo popped the question in July 2016.
Ben Seewald got down on one knee in 2014.
The most recent Duggar to tie the knot got engaged earlier this year to Austin Forsyth.
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