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'19 Kids and Counting' Star Jill Duggar Ties Knot

09-08-2014

Jill Duggar, one of the stars of the TLC reality television series "19 Kids and Counting," got married Saturday, June 21.

The 23-year-old daughter of Jim Bob and Michtwelle Duggar married Derick Dillard in front of more than 1,000 family friends at the Cross Church in Springdale, Ark.

The couple had their first kiss after they exchanged their vows. On Sunday, the newly wedded Duggar tweeted: "We're married!!!"

Dillard, 25, proposed to the reality star in April with a .63-carat solitaire diamond from Israel.

"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 said in a statement at the time of her engagement.

"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."

Derick has called her "the girl of his dreams."

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