Duggars’ 19 Kids and Counting: Jessa Duggar Receives Love Letter and Pearls Ben Seewald [UPDATED]

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald, soon to hit their first anniversary, are very much in love.

UPDATE: Ben and Jessa are engaged, they announced on Friday.

Wedding details haven’t been announced yet.

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Ben recently sent a love letter along with a gift of pearls to Jessa.

“My Dearest Jessa Lauren,” he started, “These elegant pearls looked quite majestic when I picked them out. However, they were a bit lonely… What good are such beautiful pearls if not to have the grace of being worn by one so elegant and majestic as yourself?”

“These pearls were lonely … just like I am when we’re apart; but not anymore! I love you my precious princess!”

He concluded: “Your Man, Ben” and drew a heart on the bottom that included “B + J” and small hearts surrounding it.

Duggar courtship

(Duggars Blog)

Jessa is one of the more popular Duggars as fans of the family and TLC show are watching closely to see when Ben will propose to her.

The pair entered the relationship in September 2013, making Jessa the first Duggar girl to enter a relationship.

Older sister Jill was recently married to Derick Dillard, making two of the Duggars married–the oldest child, Josh, now 26, was married several years ago. Two siblings are between Josh and Jill in age–Jana Marie and John-David, both currently 24 years old. Neither are currently in a relationship.

The Duggars notably have strict relationship guidelines that require couples to have a friend or family member on hand during times together.

There have been a number of rumors lately that Jessa and Ben are engaged, but no official word has come yet.

Jill and Derick’s wedding will be featured as part of the upcoming season of 19 Kids and Counting while Jessa and Ben will also play a fairly large part.

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Jessa and Ben’s relationship. They are currently courting and are not married.

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