With her big sister, Jill Duggar, newly married, it looks like Jessa Duggar is ready to take the next step with her own man, Ben Seewald! The couple recently headed off on their first overseas trip together, and while it’s been said that family and friends are also going, Star has learned that the trip will be a true test of whether or not they can stay true to their faith and not kiss.
Jessa and Ben, who have been courting since last September, left for a 12-day mission trip to Central America on July 5, and according to an insider, they’re hoping to finally have some one-on-one time away from chaperones.
“On camera, Ben and Jessa act as if they have no problem with the no hand-holding and kissing policy, but behind closed doors, all they want to do is kiss,” the source reveals. “They may be religious, but at heart, they’re having raging hormones, just like many other young couples. Jessa is also extremely rebellious, and Ben is just crazy about her. There’s no way he wouldn’t slip in a kiss if no one was around!”
Of course, this wouldn’t go over too well with Jessa’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. “They would freak if someone weren’t watching over Jessa and Ben at all times on this trip,” the insider adds. “But, the truth is, that their goal for the last month has been to have time to themselves…and that’s exactly what they plan to do in Central America!”