Time to get procreating! (Well, almost...) 19 Kids and Counting alum Jinger Duggar is officially engaged to Jeremy Vuolo after a short courtship (they've only been publicly dating for a month!) with the professional soccer player. Guess they couldn't wait any longer for their first kiss, huh?
Now starring in the TLC spin-off Counting On, 22-year-old Jinger announced that she was being courted — the Duggar family-approved form of dating that consists of no sex, no kissing, chaperoned dates, and side-hugs only — by the pro athlete just last month, after meeting Vuolo in May 2015 and attending a mission trip together. "It was there that I really saw his heart and really admired his character," Jinger explained to to People magazine at the time. Well, those must have been some seriously romantic chaperoned dates because the two are now engaged, with Jinger toting a simply stunning sparkler featuring a solitaire diamond on a silver band (see below).
In a video posted to TLC.com (above), the happy couple shared their celebratory news, mere moments after Vuolo got down on one knee. "We're engaged!" exclaimed Duggar, holding hands with her sweetheart in front of the New York City skyline. "It's hard to put into words how I feel," Vuolo sweetly said. "I'm really just over the moon. I couldn't be happier and I'm so grateful to God for giving me such an incredible woman. And she said yes!"
The bride-to-be seemed just as ecstatic with her new relationship status, stating, "I cannot believe that I'm engaged to the man of my dreams, the man that I've asked God for. God is so kind and I just cannot believe it!" Neither can we! Wasn't it just yesterday we were fawning over big sister Jessa's pretty-in-pink wedding dress?
And before you ask, yes, we'll be able to watch all of the newly-engaged Duggar's wedding plans unfold on the new episodes of Counting On. Phew! We were, uh, counting on it.