Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard Break Courtship "Rules" on 19 Kids & Counting!

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19 Kids & Counting star Jill Duggar has famously said that she and fiance Derick Dillard are waiting until they get married to get physical with each other.

This includes hugging and kissing, or so we're told. However, the couple slipped a bit when Dillard arrived home from Nepal on this week's episode:

The Duggar family went to the airport to greet Dillard. They were so excited that they ran toward each other, setting off an alarm in the process.

Fitting, because another alarm was triggered in a different sense.

"Bless their hearts, they just gave a big hug but I think intentions were to do a side hug," Jill's concerned mom Michelle Duggar told the camera.

"Needless to say, I'm sure they won't let that happen again."

Later, in a joint interview, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard admitted that they "messed up" with the "frontal hug" though Dillard admits he "enjoyed it."

It's easy to see why. It looked like pretty emotional stuff.

In all seriousness, the couple's reunion was long-awaited.

As he explained, he had to be in Nepal by himself for months after the couple, whose relationship began from a distance, finally met for the first time (above).

"Longest months of my life," he said of the separation.

"Looking back on it," Derick went on to say, "it was a short time but I don't think we ever want to go that long in the future without seeing each other."

They won't have to, it turns out. Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are engaged and getting married this summer, when the courtship rules will end for good.

So many hugs and hands to be held later in 2014.


Duggar Family Quotes

And so be available, and not just available, but be joyfully available for him. Smile and be willing to say, 'Yes, sweetie I am here for you,' NO MATTER WHAT, even though you may be exhausted and big and pregnant and you may not feel like he feels. 'I'm still here for you and I'm going to meet that need because I know it's a need for you.' - Michelle

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar