Jill Duggar, 19 Kids and Counting Star, Marries Fiance Derick Dillard

Celebrity News Jun. 22, 2014 AT 8:00AM
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard 19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar married fiance Derick Dillard in her hometown of Springdale, Arkansas on Saturday, June 21 Credit: Courtesy of Jill Duggar

From Duggar to Dillard!

Jill Duggar has married her fiance Derick Dillard, their rep confirmed to ABC News. The 19 Kids and Counting star said "I do" in her hometown of Springdale, Arkansas on Saturday, June 21.

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Duggar, the fourth child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, got engaged back in April. Dillard asked Bob for his daughter's hand in marriage two months earlier, eventually proposing after a lunch date.

"When my dad first introduced Derick and I [remotely], we spent hours texting, calling, and talking on Skype while 8,000 miles away from each other. And when we finally met in person in Nepal, we knew within days that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together," Jill, 23, said in a statement at the time of her engagement. 

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"I love Derick's desire to follow God and to serve others," the TLC star continued. "Derick is so romantic and the proposal was perfect." Dillard, 25, proposed to the reality star with a .63-carat solitaire diamond from Israel. (The following month, Jill tweeted a snapshot with Dillard, and gushed that she was spending time with her "sweetheart.")

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Abiding by the Duggar family rules, the couple decided to not hold hands until their engagement and saved their first kiss until their wedding day. In April, they told ABC News that they want "many kids" and have talked about adoption.

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Before expanding, however, the pair will most likely relax and get settled into married life. As previously reported, the now newlyweds' wedding registry included a variety of items from small appliances to tableware. The more unusual gifts on the list included several types of cereals, gift cards to restaurants and guns.

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