Why '19 Kids and Counting's' Ben Seewald Moved in With Jessa Duggar and Her Family

PHOTO: Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar are seen in this undated photo.
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The "19 Kids and Counting" star Jessa Duggar just revealed her engagement to Ben Seewald earlier this month, but Seewald has already moved into the family's Arkansas home, according to People magazine.

The move should help with the distance Jessa, 21, and Ben have struggled with, given that Seewald was living four hours away.

Jim Bob Duggar made it clear that Seewald is living separately from the main house, where Jessa lives.

READ: '19 Kids and Counting' Star Jessa Duggar Is Engaged to Ben Seewald

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"He moved up here a few weeks ago," Jim Bob told People. "He has been able to spend a lot more time with Jessa and our family. We have a guesthouse in front of our house, with a shower and everything, separate from the main house ... They always have a chaperone."

Jim Bob was happy to welcome Seewald into his home, because the patriarch of the Duggars has "so many projects to do that we need help for" around the house.

He added that there is a curfew -- midnight -- and that like sister Jill, who was just married in June to Derick Dillard, Jessa and Ben will save their first kiss for the alter.

In a clip obtained by the magazine, Jessa says she’s obviously excited that Seewald is moving in with the family, because she gets "to spend more time with Ben and see him on a daily basis instead of once or twice a month."

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