'Counting On' star Jinger Duggar engaged to Jeremy Vuolo

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Jinger is the next Duggar kid to say "I do."

The reality star is set to marry her former professional soccer player boyfriend Jeremy Vuolo, People reports.

"So excited to share this news that we are now engaged," the couple told People. "From both of us, thank you all for the countless well-wishes we've received during the courtship."

Their statement continued, "We are so excited to take this next step in spending our lives together. We are so grateful for how the Lord has brought us together. It has been an incredible journey so far and we are excited about serving Christ together in the coming days."

Duggar, 22, met Vuolo, 28 while on a mission trip together last May.

Vuolo graduated from Syracuse University and previously played for Major League Soccer club the New York Red Bulls. He then took a break from soccer to pursue ministry. He signed with the North American Soccer League's San Antonio Scorpions in 2013.

Their courtship will play a big role on the new season of "19 Kids and Counting" spin-off "Counting On" when it returns to TLC August 23.