‘Counting On’: Every Time Jinger Duggar Proved She Is The Real Rebel In The Duggar Family
Counting On fans know Jinger Duggar is the rebel in her family because for more than a decade she has starred in a reality TV show with her conservative family but has spoken out about her desire to live her own life. Not only did Jinger talk about it, but she also followed up with action. And, even though her sister Jill has started to follow in her footsteps, Jinger has proved time and time again that she is the real rebel in the Duggar family.
Jinger Duggar always had big city dreams
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are raising their family in a small town in Arkansas. And, while all of the married Duggars have mostly stayed close to home after starting families of their own, Jinger was the one who moved away to start her own life.
When Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo, the couple moved to Laredo, Texas. And, the couple recently announced that they are moving to Los Angeles. Living in a big city has always been one of Jinger’s dreams. She mentioned when she was younger that she wanted to live in New York City, but Michelle was quick to squash that idea.
“She meant that she wants to live closer to a city. We’re talking right near a city, but not New York City. Jinger meant she wanted to live 15 minutes from Walmart,” explained Michelle.
Jinger Duggar’s choice of husband was much different from her sisters
While her sisters have married men who have very similar backgrounds to the Duggar family, Jinger did something completely different. While Jinger’s husband, Jeremy, is a now a pastor, at one time he was a professional soccer player and he went to a secular college.
As Cafe Mom points out, Jeremy’s career has nothing to do with the Duggar family, which is quite different than many of the Duggar husbands, and he also allows Jinger to wear clothes that don’t follow Jim Bob and Michelle’s strict dress code.
“It is your liberty as to whether you dress modestly with a modest pair of pants, or with a skirt, or with a T-shirt, or with a blouse. It is not your liberty, women, to wear sensual, seductive clothing that is designed to draw the attention of your brothers,” Jeremy once told his congregation during a sermon.
Jinger Duggar’s fashion is the most noticeable rebellion
Because she has permission from her husband, Jinger has a lot of freedom to wear what she wants instead of following the Duggar dress code filled with long skirts, dresses, and flats. As soon as she married Jeremy, Jinger started showing off her own style by wearing pants, shorter skirts, and heels.
She has also added sleeveless shirts and shorts to her wardrobe, which is something most Duggar women don’t do.
What makes Jinger Duggar’s fashion rebellion even better is that she has an amazing sense of style, and is always wearing beautiful outfits that are still on the modest side, but look modern and classy. When she was pregnant with her daughter Felicity, Jinger’s style was second-to-none, with many fans asking her where she buys her clothes because they wanted to copy the look.
Jinger had a unique birthing plan – for a Duggar
While Jinger Duggar’s mom and sisters have always advocated home births instead of delivering in a hospital, that didn’t work for the 25-year-old. When she was putting together her birth plan for Felicity, Jinger opted for a birthing center near a hospital, just in case anything went wrong. And, she even had an epidural.
After seeing her sisters go through hours – if not days – of labor that often ended up with a trip to the hospital and an emergency C-section, Jinger decided that she wanted doctors and pain medicine to help bring her daughter into the world.
Jinger also waited more than a year after getting married to announce a pregnancy, which is something none of her sisters have been able to do. This has led some fans to thinks that she and Jeremy might have used birth control, which is another Duggar no-no.
Jim Bob and Michelle’s sixth oldest child also loves to travel, is an amateur photographer, and watches reality TV. It’s clear Jinger Duggar is the rebel in the Duggar family, and fans absolutely love it.