Jinger and Jeremy until the end of time! 19 Kids and Counting alum Jinger Duggar is now engaged to her soccer player boyfriend, Jeremy Vuolo.
“I’m so excited to share the news that we are now engaged” the couple announced. “From the two of us, thank all of you for the countless well-wishes we’ve received. We are so excited to take this step in spending our lives together. We are so thankful for how the Lord has brought us together. It’s been a tremendous journey, and we are excited about serving Christ together in the coming days.”
Duggar, 22, and Vuolo, 28, reported a month ago that they were officially in courtship. At the time, TLC produced a video of the two discussing their relationship. “Instead of a more casual relationship, we want to honor the Lord and be intentional on how we move forward.”
Vuolo grew up in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, graduating from Syracuse University. He signed with the San Antonio Scorpions in the North American Soccer League in 2013 and took time off to attend a missionary trip to the Philippines.
The two met during a missionary trip. “It was there that I truly saw Jeremy’s heart and admired his character,” Duggar clarified in the video. “After that, he contacted my father [Jim Bob Duggar] and asked permission to get to know each other.”
Jinger Duggar is the third of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s girls to get married. Jill Duggar wedded Derick Dillard in June 2014, and now have a 15-month-old child named Israel.
Jessa Duggar married Ben Seewald in 2014 and welcomed their 8-month-old son Spurgeon in November 2015. Like her sisters, Jinger is following her parent’s strict dating rules with Vuolo.
In the Duggar family, there is no hand holding or kissing before marriage. Furthermore, a chaperone must be present when going on dates, and you can just give side-hugs to say goodbye and hello.