Jill Duggar Engagement Announced

Published 04/09 2014 11:46AM

Updated 04/09 2014 11:49AM

Jill Duggar and fiancee Derick Dillard
Jill Duggar and fiancee Derick Dillard
SPRINGDALE, AR (Duggar Family Blog) - Nine days after announcing the courtship of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard, which began in November, the Duggars have another big announcement to make. Jill and Derick are engaged!

Now that the couple is engaged, they have begun holding hands.  

"I feel like I'm dreaming," Derick told People Magazine. "It was great to grab her hand for the first time."

"I am so happy," Jill told People. "Our story is so very unique. The first time we talked, he was in Japan, we met in Nepal, he spent time in India and Israel and then came back to Arkansas where he met my family. We have a very international story even though we live so close." 

Derick purchased the ring while visiting Israel in January and popped the question at the end of March.

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