Jill Duggar to Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald: CONGRATULATIONS!

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With Jill and Derick Dillard having married earlier this year, we thought it was just matter of time until we saw Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald engaged.

We thought right.

Newlywed Jill congratulated her younger sister on her long-rumored engagement to boyfriend Ben Seewald hours after the big news was revealed.

"Congratulations on your engagement @jessaseewald @ben_seewald!" Jill wrote to the future spouses. "We are so happy for y'all! #benseewald #jessaseewald."

Jessa Duggar, Jill Duggar, Ben Seewald and Derick Dillard

19 Kids and Counting star Jessa Duggar, 21, and her boyfriend, 19, announced that they are now engaged after their 11-monthiversary last week.

"We are so blessed to be engaged!" the couple said. "God has written an amazing story through our courtship, and another chapter has just begun!

Jessa adds, "We are thrilled to see what the future holds!"

One day earlier, the fifth oldest of the Duggar siblings shared that Ben had gifted her a bracelet and a love letter, written by hand, to mark this occasion.

"These elegant pearls looked quite majestic when I picked them out," Seewald wrote. "These pearls were lonely... just like I am when we're apart."

"But not anymore. I love you my precious princess!"

Goodness, that is cheesy, but it's hard not to love the innocence and sincerity. In case you're wondering, Jessa and Ben are also saving their first kiss for marriage.

As per Duggar family dating rules, until vows are exchanged, there is no touching other than side hugs. Not even full frontal hugs. And there are chaperones.

Every date they've been on has been chaperoned. To each their own, but does that mean her dad is taking all these selfies for them? How does he have time ...

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Let's hope they move as far away as possible to freedom

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