Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo Just Made a Huge Announcement — They’re Moving to Los Angeles

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo have some big news: They’re moving from Laredo, Texas, to Los Angeles. The Counting On couple made the announcement in a video they shared on their family blog on Monday.

From Texas to California

Hey guys, we have some really exciting news to share,” Jinger says in the video, which was filmed, appropriately enough, on the beach.

“We’re moving to Los Angeles, California,” adds Jeremy.

“In recent days, God has made it overwhelmingly clear to us that he is leading us out of Laredo,” the couple – who welcomed their first daughter, Felicity, last summer — wrote on their blog. “Through much prayer and counsel, the next step for our family is to relocate to Los Angeles.”

Why the couple is moving

Why is the couple pulling up stakes? It has to do with Jeremy’s education.

“We’ve made the decision to move to LA for me to pursue some further theological education and to get plugged in with the church here in California,” Jeremy explains in the video.

Jeremy is a student at the Master’s Seminary. The first year of the school’s three-year program can be completed online, but in subsequent years students must attend classes in person. Jeremy’s chosen to complete his studies at the school’s main campus in Sun Valley, California.   

They’re looking forward to new adventures

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Jinger Duggar in 2014 | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

The move will mean big changes to the Vuolo family. Laredo is a small city on the Mexican border with a population of less than 300,000. Los Angeles is the second-biggest city in the U.S., with more than 13 million people living in the metro area.

“This is going to be my first time living in a big city, and I’m really excited,” Jinger says in the video.

Jeremy says that while the couple will be sad to leave Laredo, they’re looking forward to exploring their new home, including taking little Felicity to the beach for the first time.

“We’re definitely going to miss Laredo, Texas, and our loved ones there, but we’re definitely looking forward to the move out to L.A.,” he says.

Fans react

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The move isn’t a huge surprise to some fans. They’d started speculating that a move to California was imminent as soon as they learned last year that Jeremy had been accepted into the Master’s Seminary. The Vuolo’s recent trip to L.A. only fueled the rumors.

As soon as Jinger shared the family’s news, congratulations poured in on Instagram. Many wished her and Jeremy luck and predicted that they’d love L.A.  But a few had warnings.

“Get ready to enjoy some crazy traffic,” wrote one person. Another told them to “watch out for all the taxes!”

“There may be a little culture shock!” predicted another commenter.

“Don’t do it. L.A. is awful! Pot holes, traffic, high living cost I could go on. Good luck though,” said one person who wasn’t so keen on the big move. But most comments were overwhelmingly positive, with nothing but praise for the SoCal lifestyle and Grace Community Church, which the Vuolos said they’d be joining.

Jinger’s sisters haven’t weighed in yet on her move, but we can bet they’ll be looking forward to visiting her in sunny California!

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