Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Get Engaged

"19 Kids & Counting's" Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are one step closer to having their first kiss – now that they are engaged!

Jessa, 21 – the third daughter of reality TV's Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar – got engaged to Ben on Thursday after they began courting in September, People reported.

On Instagram, Jessa shared a shot of herself and her groom-to-be, writing, "I admire this man with all my heart! @ben_seewald, you're absolutely the best!"

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The couple, who will not kiss until they tie the knot, will be able to hold hands, now that their engagement has commenced.

The newly engaged couple previously spoke to the mag about their future family plans. Ben, 19 and the oldest of seven, said the number of kids they will have will be "up to God."

"We are talking about our goals and even just like future, with family, we both talked about adoptions," Jessa told the mag earlier this year. "We are open to having children and both want to adopt, too."

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