'19 Kids and Counting' Duggar Family: Jill Duggar's Courtship with Derick Dillard

By The Duggar Family Blog On March 31, 2014

Have you heard the news? Jill Duggar is in a courtship! His name is Derick Dillard, he is 25 years old, and he lives in Rogers, a town about 30 minutes from the Duggars' house. Jim Bob got to know Derick a couple years ago, and the two became prayer partners while Derick was doing missionary work in Nepal.

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"I was impressed with him as I got to know him over the years," Jim Bob told People Magazine. "He sounded like an amazing young man. I felt like from the beginning, they had similar personalities and goals. I thought they would hit it off."

Jim Bob gave Jill's number to Derick, and the two began chatting via Skype and texting.

"We got to know each other in the first few months pretty quickly," Jill, 22, told People. "I was in love with someone I had never met in person, but we really knew each other well."  

Jim Bob accompanied Jill to Nepal in November so the couple could meet, and Derick asked Jill to court him. She said yes! 

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