Jinger Duggar May Still Be Single if it Wasn’t for Jessa Duggar, and Here’s Why

From the very beginning of the Duggar’s stint on TV, there’s no doubt it’s been tough to look away. It all began with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, two Christian conservatives who decided to have as many children as God would gift them, which turned out to be 19. Now, even the youngest Duggar kids are growing up fast, and fans love tuning into Counting On to see who’s courting who, who’s moving where, and what’s going on in the family’s life.

Fans have always loved Jinger Duggar, as she’s one of the more outspoken and open members of the family. Today, she’s married to Jeremy Vuolo, and the two have a baby of their own. As for how they met, it seems Jinger has her sister, Jessa Duggar, to thank. Here’s how it all happened.

Jessa and her husband, Ben, met Jeremy before Jinger did

Whether you believe in fate or pure happenstance, Jessa happened to be in the right place at the right time to meet Jeremy Vuolo. People reports in a clip from Counting On, Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, explain how they were the first to meet Jeremy — and it was actually Jessa who felt he would be perfect for Jinger. Ben explained that he and Jessa had a few hours to kill before meeting up with other Duggar family member in San Antonio, Texas — so they decided to visit a friend of a friend’s house for pizza. The friend of a friend was Jeremy Vuolo, and he and Ben hit it off immediately. As Jeremy explained, “We clicked. You know, there’s some people you meet in life and you get along with them right away. That’s how it was with me and Ben especially.”

As for what Jessa noticed, Jeremy was wearing an article of clothing that caught her eye. As she told Jeremy in the clip, “I remember what you were wearing that night because Jinger told me that she loved this certain kind of sweater and then you were wearing that sweater. And so I thought Oh, Jinger would really like this guy’s style.” Jinger recalls Jessa talking to her about Jeremy at first, too. “She came back and she was like, ‘Yeah, so I went to this church fellowship, met some awesome people and this young pastor there,'” Jinger added.

Despite a rocky past, Jeremy seems to fit right in

Thanks to Jessa and Ben meeting Jeremy that fateful day, Jinger was able to meet Jeremy and begin courting. And while their love totally makes sense, People notes Jessa claims it still totally took her by surprise. “I never thought y’all would end up together. It was hilarious,” she laughed in the Counting On clip.

Fans really love Jinger and Jeremy together, too, especially because he’s not the typical type of man the Duggars go for. Romper reminds us Jeremy had a wild partying past, and he was even arrested at one point. And while he thought he was destined to be a professional soccer player, he switched career paths to follow Christ and be a pastor. For that reason, he fits right in to the Duggar family despite whatever happened during his college years. And OK! Magazine also notes Jeremy has spoken highly of Jim Bob in the past, so we know the two of them get along well, too.

Jinger and Jeremy still gush over each other currently

Today, Jinger and Jeremy seem just as in love as they did when they were first courting. On their blog, they remind fans they were married in November 2016, and today, they have a little girl, Felicity, who’s under 1 year old. More recently, Jinger posted a photo from their wedding day to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and fans loved the sentiment. She captioned the photo, “He is everything I asked God for in a husband—he loves Christ supremely, is loving, compassionate, caring, humble and sincere. Every day with you is sweeter than the day before—I love you, baby!”

Jeremy also added his own sweet message to his Instagram. On this photo, he captioned, “To you, Jinger—my best friend and most loyal companion, my joy and my treasure—Happy Valentine’s Day. You are the delight of my eyes and the desire of my soul and I love you more than I can say.” And fans took to the comments to add how much they loved them both. “You are such a beautiful couple, inside and out,” one fan wrote.

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