Thursday, April 10, 2014

Photos of Jill Duggar and Her Fiance

This summer, Jim Bob Duggar will walk his first daughter down the aisle. You can look forward to watching the wedding of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting. Click here to read the details of Derick's romantic proposal.

After the couple ties the knot, Jill Duggar will become Jill Dillard. Dill pickles are a Duggar favorite, so the name fits perfectly. (In case you were wondering, Jill's middle name is Michelle.)

Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar
(Look for a complete collection of new Duggar family photos soon!)

 Engaged and in love

 The couple didn't start holding hands until after Derick popped the question

 Looking forward to tying the knot this summer


 Jill's engagement ring, which Derick purchased in Israel earlier this year. 
Can you believe he kept it a secret for over two months?

 Study buddies

 Sledding

 Derick and Jill pose for a photo with Jessa Duggar and her boyfriend, Ben Seewald

 Showing off that Arkansas pride
Go Razorbacks!


 Dinner with friends

 Jill and Derick in Nepal, where they met for the first time last November


 Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland


Hanging out with Grand-Duggar Marcus
 






3 Duggar couples
Ben & Jessa, Jim Bob & Michelle, Derick & Jill
 

93 comments:

  1. Awe they are so cute! These photos are GORGEOUS!! Congratulations Jill and Derick! And as I said before I am very excited to watch the court ship episode when my mom lets me get it on Amazon this weekend. I LOVE THE DUGGARS!!!

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  2. Also I'm really looking forward to the family photos! I've been waiting for oh so long! :) Thank You so much Lilly and Ellie for keeping us updated daily!! It really means alot to all of us Duggar fans!!

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  3. Bautifull pics. Jill is in so much love you can see in her eyes:)

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  4. In pic 8, it looks like Ben and Jessa are slightly holding hands?!?!?!?

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  5. Great pics, but I wish we could see what the rest of the heart said in the 6th to last pic.

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    1. It says I've waited 60 days for this moment. I watched the episode last night

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  6. Ahhh it's just SO cool that Jill and Derick met up in Kathmandu. It's definitely a wonderful story fused with international and global touches <3 So keen to see where God takes them in the future!

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  7. While I agree it is of superior importance not to act on every feeling of attraction, it worries me these Duggar children may be confusing marriage and motherhood with sexual attraction. Since their feelings are suppressed by the parents, i.e., having to discuss them with the parents which seems odd, I am concerned they are confused that they may have found their life partner, when in fact, they are feeling normal attractions and "puppy love." Oh, well, they aren't my kids. I just see some divorces down the road. Only time will tell if this extremely sheltered relationship imposed on these children will actually do more harm than good.

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    1. Those girls have had a great deal of guidance from their parents. Read the book they wrote! They are not going to fail because they are doing what today's couples considering marriage should be doing. I'd worry more about young people who are buying homes, then having children, and then maybe marriage! These girls know what they want and have a deep commitment to do it God's way! He never fails.

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  8. So happy for Jill and Derick!!! I can't get over how similar he looks to Aaron Rodgers (the most amazing quarterback EVER!) though!!! I can't wait to see all the wonderful things God has planned for the two of them, as well as Jessa and Ben. Such an exciting time right now!!!!

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  9. Hi. I think Ben and Derick didn't grow up on tater tot casserole and pickles, hence the Duggar's were shown grilling fresh green and red peppers at a dinner with Ben there. Never saw fresh green and red peppers grilling on a Duggar show before these two showed up! These two boys may be a blessing to turn around the eating habits of this large family. Good work, guys! Now if you can get the Duggar's to open up a landfill and get rid of all the styrofoam cups and paper plates once and for all, I really love you two guys!

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  10. the picture at the dinner where Jill is wearing pink shirt, the other couple is actually his brother and brother's girlfriend

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  11. Oh how I love these pics! Jill is beaming in love. It does my heart good to see this sweet happy couple. Thank yo lily and Ellie for bringing this fabulous blog to us:-)

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  12. Cute pictures, you can see the joy written all over their face ;)

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  13. Has anyone else noticed the duggar gorls skirts are shorter, tighter and they spend more time on outward appearance? Not trying to be rude at all. Just know they're a big influence and other Christians will think it's ok cause duggars are doing it. Bates girls , too dress similar. I see women in pants that are more modest. They just look like the world to us and has been disturbing. Thx

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    1. Yes!!!! I have too noticed this. My nine year old daughter asked me why the Duggar girls clothes is tight now and if they were worldly. I told her they were mot worldly but their dress shoes otherwise. It is fine to want to look pretty but I think they have crossed a line. My daughter loves the Duggars but I don't want her to think it's okay, ya know ? I hope their eyes open. Thanks for this comment. I have been concerned myself

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    2. If the girls were wearing skin tight clothing, low cut tops and mini skirts, that would be a reason for comment. These girls show young women how to dress trendy and still stay modest. If you notice, the shorter skirts still cover their knees. The older Duggar girls aren't girls anymore, they are young women. I feel they still dress very modestly, and commend them for setting an example.

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  14. You have git me confused, you say they are nit alowed to holding hands, but they can have their arms around eachother? You see that on almost every picture, i don't understand. What is there against holding hands, I realy don't get it.

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    1. Klara, they decided to wait to hold hands until after they were officially engaged, which they are now. That is why you see them with their arms around each other & also being a little more affectionate than Ben & jessa who are (as far as we know) currently NOT engaged.

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  15. To all who have doubts, this kind of courtship works! I have been married to the only man I ever courted/dated. We always had chaperones, and we never touched until we kissed at the altar, and we now share the sweetest relationship BECAUSE we have absolutely NO baggage behind us and no heartaches from other past relationships. I love and respect my husband even more now than the day I married him. Thank you Duggars, for the courage and determination to do it the God's way in spite of the world's criticism. You will never regret doing it God's way! His way is perfect. II Samuel 22:31

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  16. WOW! Congratulations to them both. I've always thought the man who landed Jill Duggar would hit the marital lottery. But, I think she has done equally well. They both seem like cute, sweet people with huge hearts. I wish them nothing but the best and will be praying for their future to be very bright. Love the ring from Israel. Well done, Derick. Once again, CONGRATS!!!

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  17. You make such a perfect couple... :) You look wonderful together!

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  18. Love the photo of them in the sunset- photo number 2- do you thing Jinger took those? Such a cute couple, can't wait to watch their wedding!

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  19. Young love is so exciting...I'm sure their life will be exciting and full of love..looking forward to their summer wedding..

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  20. Scandal? Does Jill have her hand on Derrick's abdomen in the first picture? Does anyone realize that what JimBob and Michelle are doing is NOT chaperoning? A chaperone is to remain "in the shadow", is non intrusive to the couple and gives the couple space. These girls and their "special friends" have Jimbob and Michelle on their backs at all times. That's a heavy weight to bear.

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    1. This comment is a bit insulting to Jim Bob and Michelle, at least to me. What is not seen on the tv set is in the new book the girls wrote and "Growing Up Duggar" is excellent reading! Chock full of just how much their parents have filled their roll as parents. These kids are very solid in character and very mature for their age!

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  21. Anonymous 4, No Jessa and Ben aren't holding hands her hand is on his arm. Jill looks so giddy in the first picture! She has such a glowing smile!

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  22. it must be refreshing to marry someone with just one brother!

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  23. @sophia
    Derick & Jim Bob have been prayer partners for quite a while, and then Jill & Derick began communicating but hadn't met. She approached her parents with a desire to meet him for the first time where he was at that time because she has wanted to go overseas to work and she wanted to see him "at work".

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  24. @Anonymous
    Thank you for letting us know, I saw the similarity between them and wondered about that!

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  25. @klara
    They do "side hugs" not frontal hugs. In courtship, they decide what they will and will not do. They talk to their parents because they respect the wisdom they have on the subject, but it is their choice. The reason they have chosen not to hold hands until they are engaged is because they want to know the other person and their feelings for them without it being about sex. This is why they get to know the other person in multiple environments especially around family, so they can see how they behave in many situations but also to talk to those they trust to make sure they are making a good choice for their for life marriage. Of course it should go without saying there is also a lot of prayer by everyone all along the whole way.

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  26. @Jessi As a person who didn't go this route, but became a Christian during our twenty one year marriage, I can really understand what they mean, as I have many regrets and heartaches in my past, and now have my for life marriage to a man that I also grow to love and respect more and more as time passes, yet I almost missed out on this wonderful man because I wasn't thinking with my mind.

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  27. @Anonymous
    chap·er·one
    A person who accompanies and looks after another person or group of people.

    I know the show doesn't really show it, but each person in a courtship decides what they will and will not do during each stage leading up to the wedding and the chaperone holds them accountable to what they have already decided.

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  28. I dont get it. It was said that they are not allowed to hold hands. only side hugs. On one hand i dont understand why because side hugs are for me as close as holding hans.. but ok.. on the other hand they are holding hands on a lot of pictures?
    I also noticed that the skirts became tighter and shorter.. but i like that fact..
    in one picture they side hug very close and jill is not so much sideways... so it seems to be ok like this..

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  29. oh and how did they get to know? only through Jim bob?and is there only way to get to know each other skyping while the parents sit next to them?

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  30. No way!!! That is so awesome!!! I am so happy for Jill…they will make a great couple.
    He seems like and awesome guy!

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  31. Very nice pictures of the girls hugging and holding hands with there boyfriends,they are adults let them make some choices in there courtship

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  32. No Jessa just touching his arm.

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  33. I agree with what they do. Josh and Anna were the same way and they love each other. I don't think any Duggar will ever divorce.

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  34. @Anonymousmaybe it would be refreshing to you,as family oriented Jill is im sure she would think otherwise,the more the merrier. I wish there were hundreds of thousands of families like the Duggars, just imagine how kind this world would be.

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  35. It seems you don't trust your girls on dates they can't even hold hands with there soon to be husbands even when they are chaperoned. It would be nice to see your kids with a voice and speak out instead of mocking every thing you and Bob say.

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  36. I love that milkshake one!

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  37. Judging a person does not define who they are; it defines who you are.

    They are beautiful :)

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  38. I totally agree.

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  39. @Jessi and you have never been able to truly get to know him because there is NO privacy! Growing couples need to be able to know each other's feelings about certain topics and what their deepest emotions are. When you have a chaperone listening to every word you say, there is no chance for true intimacy. This has nothing to do with sex, but emotional intimacy.

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  40. �� Congratulations Derrick and Jill. You both look very very happy and in love. I'm so happy for you both! Mr and Mrs Duggar have set such a beautiful example in every way of a parents love for their children. The amount of love, happiness, commitment and time Mr and Mrs Duggar have for each other and their family is incredible when you see their marriage is healthy, loving and strong nearly 30 years later and with 19 children God has blessed them with. This family is a beautiful example all over the world and a testimony of when you walk with God.

    -Motia from Melbourne, Victoria in Australia.

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  41. Go Jill!!!! Go to UArk;be a Razorback!!! Get you Bachelors! I think Derrick will totally cheer you on! Meanwhile; Jessa....go slow.

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  42. Did I miss something here? Are Jessa and Ben in a courtship?Thanks.

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  43. Anonymous 15: The Duggars and the Bates both shine for Jesus in ways that make their outward appearance not matter anymore. All these beautiful young ladies are radiant, and I can honestly tell you I've never seen anyone pull of such gorgeous modesty. I've seen older women in pants dress more modestly, but keep in mind these are younger ladies, not older ones. Thanks.

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  44. Jill Dillard, the alliteration is sounds beautiful. But why not Duggar-Dillar?

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  45. These two go together like peanut and jelly :) My goodness are they ever sweet, looks like another terrific match!

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  46. In picture 19 Derick is holding a heart shaped sign I can I only see " I waited 60"
    What does the rest of it say...

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  47. anyone know what is going on with josaih seems like him and jim bod had some kind of big fight.

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  48. I am thrilled for both Jill and Jessa! I hope they have a future of amazing graces and the vast love they have shared abundantly with all they meet. I also pray for Jana and Jinger to soon find their mates in the Lord. They too are amazing young ladies and will need lots of prayers to get through this transition. Love you all.

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  49. People- who cares if she has her hand on his abdomen? Good grief... The Duggars are such an inspiration to me...I am very thankful that I don't live in a fishbowl! People can be so critical.... take the log out of your own eye before you take the fleck out of someone elses

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  50. I know hand holding is forbidden during courtship but I noticed Jill was holding hands in one photo. Shouldn't the rule of holding hands apply to all the girls? Not being rude I'm a loyal watcher of the Duggars shows going all the way back to 14 kids and counting. Just curious.
    Be Blessed Always Duggar Family

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  51. I am so happy for Jill, she really deserves a good man who supports her and her dreams! I am just slightly concernd about the young Duggar Kids, Jill really loved them and vice versa, i think she is like a second mom for them and it must be sad that she leaves them.

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  52. What's the matter with her having her hand slightly on his chest? It is in some other pictures! It's not like that's some major thing! Really you think it's a scandal? Well that makes me mad. Just because she has her hand there doesn't mean she has broke the betrothal rules. I mean really, let her put her hand on his chest if she wants to in a PICTURE. And that was for the magazine, they probably asked her to do that.

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  53. Anonymous 26: The Duggars are hands off and only holding hands after the engagement. THEY make it a big deal to touch one another before the ring is on the bride's finger. It goes against their own rules. Calm down there! I think their rules are unnecessarily severe. IMO

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  54. What a beautiful couple! I pray god continues to bless you all! Congratulations on the engagement it is well deserved!

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  55. How do you get to post a comment on here? Thanks.

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  56. With the Duggars' conservative lifestyle courting rules, hands on chests, are not allowed until after the wedding. It goes against the purity thing.. which I think if you marry and are a virgin, that's keeping pure, anything else, is just over the top and unnecessarily severe, like they are.

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  57. The fact that there are so many kids will make it much easier on the younger ones as the older ones leave.

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  58. @Anonymous@23 Jill sure is glowing...way more than Jessa!

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  59. @Anonymous@26--the "scandal" part is because the Duggar parents regard it as wrong! The rest of the mainstream word don't even take a second look!

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  60. I thought the "controversial" picture some are speaking of with Jill placing her hand on his chest shows how comfortable these two are together. There is a certain warmth and positive affection in the gesture. Looks natural, not awkward- refreshing in my opinion.

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  61. @Donna
    It says, "I've waited 60 days for this moment."

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  62. @Rachael Brown Yes. Here's the link:
    http://www.theknot.com/wedding/Jill-and-Derick

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  63. Anonynous #65 has it right. Exactly the point...It goes totally against their rules until after marriage,, hand holding only after engagement. Her hand is on his chest. NIKE!

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  64. Re Anon 64, Why the comparison that Jill....way more than....etc ? I do not see what this comment is talking about. Jessa has a special glow in all the photos I saw of her and Ben. This is not a competition, it is 'love'!

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  65. Their girls seem to have difficulty finding dates. Jessa found a guy who is18 when she is 21. They are pretty if not plump.

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  66. How old is Derrick?

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  67. sharon dianne kingApril 15, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Congrat's on your up coming wedding...God Bless You Both

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  68. @Anonymous I think its up to them how they raise there children.. I tip my hat to them...God Bless Them..
    Divorce can happen to anyone...

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  69. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 74,

    Derick is 25,and Jill turns 23 in May.

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  70. Jill's wearing PANTS! Snow pants, but that's still! YAY JILL!

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  71. I don't see anything questionable about the girl's clothing, but then, I hadn't started watching the show regularly but for the last few months. I think it's refreshing to see young ladies dressed modestly and actually not ashamed of being submissive to parents and their rules for courtship. I think it's a beautiful thing and we should see more of this and less of the trash of the world.
    The glow from Jill is so amazing...really nice to see young women not ashamed to stay pure....

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  72. I'd say they have a better chance than most people who sleep around and play the field do because they genuinely care about other people and will make good, supportive spouses.

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  73. Congratulations on your engagement Derrick and Jill.

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  74. A million best wishes to Derrick and Jill - their love will be blessed with a long marriage - until death do they part. I pray Jana finds someone special - she is so lovely. My guess, Jill, then Jessa, then Jana and a few years Jinger.

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  75. LOL I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that (& ITA with your best ever comment!!!!)

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  76. Congratz to the couple. Not excited about the ring though.

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  77. I am SO happy for Jill and Derick. May God bless your marriage with abundant love and happiness.

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  78. Love' em All!!!!

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  79. God's blessings to this lovely couple. Their love for each other is refreshing to see in our world. My son is 22. He is a Christian and only now is taking seriously how to build a truly loving and healthy relationship. Than you Dug gars, remember the couples are setting their own contact rules.God Bless them and their wedding and marriage.

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  80. I applaud the Duggars for wanting the kids to be modest. However, I have wondered why they think skirts are more modest than pants. And there are shorts available that are as long as some of the skirts. They are a very active family and I would think pants would be much more modest/appropriate for things such as horse back riding and playing. Pants cover everything to the ankles unlike some of the skirts.

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    1. I can't speak for the Duggars, but most of the women I know who opt for skirts are not making a judgement call on the modesty of skirts vs pants, it's just obedience to Deut 22:5 (which some say is no longer relevant because it is from the old law). If you believe this instruction is still valid, then in our culture even though most women now wear pants at times, skirts are a garment primarily still worn only by women, so they "pertain to women" in a way pants do not. I dress this way myself with few exceptions, and can tell you most of us do wear bike shorts, leggings or split slips (like slinky shorts) underneath for modesty, because you are right - sometimes it's a lot easier to be modest in pants!

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  81. I have wondered how the couples can truly get to know each other with their parents listening to everything they said. Even if nothing they are saying to each other is inappropriate, there are things you want to discuss about your dreams, what you expect after marriage, etc. that you should have right to keep between you and your fiance.

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  82. I keep telling my husband. 11 more days she must be soooo excited. I just ot married exactly 1 week before she got engaged. I know what she is going through. they are sooo perfect for each toher they are soo adorable. I can see gods hand on them and I cant wait to see the dillard children

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