Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo recount their romance — from courtship to children — in their guide, The Hope We Hold, and like all good love story, theirs got here with loads of twists and turns.
The twosome went public with their relationship in December 2015 and received engaged after seven months of courting. In November 2016, they exchanged vows in Arkansas throughout a ceremony that included the 19 Kids and Counting alum’s first kiss.
“Jeremy and I had talked about it fairly a bit main as much as our marriage ceremony day. You type of need to when your first kiss goes to be in entrance of a thousand individuals,” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar‘s sixth youngster recalled in the brand new guide, out Tuesday, May 4. “‘Tilt your head to the suitable,’ he’d informed me. ‘Just comply with my lead.’ I ought to have felt nervous as we leaned into each other, however as our lips met for the primary time, any jitters I might need had disappeared.”
Before tying the knot, nonetheless, the couple confronted some pushback from Jinger’s dad and mom. In specific, Jim Bob had considerations in regards to the former professional soccer participant’s dedication to his religion, regardless of having left the MLS behind to pursue life as a pastor.
“I didn’t see that coming,” the Pennsylvania native wrote. “If something was a stumbling block, I’d thought it will be my previous. I drank and partied in school. I’d been arrested. I may perceive dad and mom these points as purple flags. It had by no means occurred to me that my theology could be the problem.”
Jinger’s father took excessive precautions when it got here to giving the Hartwick College alum permission thus far his daughter. Before their guide hit cabinets, Jinger and her husband mirrored on the “intense” questionnaire Jim Bob doled out — which was 50 pages lengthy.
“I used to be really fairly desirous to fill it out and say, ‘OK, look, it is a good alternative for them to get to know me,'” the retired New York Red Bulls star informed Us Weekly completely in April. “It’s robust for Mr. Duggar, man. He’s received all these ladies [and] all these guys hanging round. I believe if I had all these ladies I’d most likely provide you with a doc too.”
Eventually, the pair received their fortunately ever after. Nearly two years after their marriage ceremony, they welcomed daughter Felicity Nicole Vuolo in July 2018. While they adored their little woman, the couple had been keen to provide Felicity a sibling. Jinger and Jeremy aimed to welcome their children “two years aside,” and their want got here true when daughter Evangeline Jo Vuolo arrived in November 2020. However, the pair skilled hardship one 12 months prior when Jinger suffered a miscarriage.
“I talked to [my sister] Joy quite a bit in that point,” the TLC star informed Us completely in June 2020. “We grew nearer. We had been already shut, however that relationship even deepened all of the extra having been by way of the identical factor. [It] was very troublesome, however I used to be grateful for Joy to have the ability to discuss to her. [My sister-in-law] Lauren additionally simply shared such candy phrases with me.”
Keep scrolling to see the 13 greatest revelations from Jinger and Jeremy’s memoir: