Growing stronger together. Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar got candid about their marriage while appearing on Audrey and Jeremy Roloff’s podcast, “Behind the Scenes.” The new parents discussed a plethora of hot topics, chatting about how they met and adjusted to life as husband and wife. On top of that, Jeremy revealed how Jinger has helped him fight “temptation.”
While opening up to the former Little People, Big World stars, the couple gave fans a quick stroll down memory lane. Jeremy, 31, noted how he and Jinger have been married since November 2016. The lovebirds met through Jinger’s sister, Jessa, and her brother-in-law Ben Seewald.
“I knew Jeremy for some months before we started a relationship, so I knew he was an awesome, awesome guy,” Jinger admitted, noting how she originally thought he wouldn’t be interested in her. The reality star, 25, said the mission trip was when she first noticed the qualities she prayed for in a spouse and to no surprise, the feelings were mutual. Jeremy also addressed how he was in ministry for two years at the time — without a wife — and it made him feel half complete. “I wrote down a list of what I wanted in a wife,” he said, noting how it wasn’t eye color, size or height.
When they did start spending more time together, Jinger and Jeremy developed deeper feelings for each other. It didn’t take long for Jeremy to know that Jinger was “the one,” even though he was initially “petrified” about being thrust into the reality TV world. The father-of-one’s worries were quickly dissipated when he saw that Jinger’s heart was “not being driven by the red carpet.”
The Counting On couple also discussed how they prepared for marriage. Jinger brought up “the issue of purity and communication,” as Jeremy noticed and he explained how she helped him sort through some of his struggles.
“I very early on, from the moment we were married, I wanted Jinger to be in with me on the battle for purity and so, it’s a difficult conversation at times to have, but to be able to say, ‘hey I’m getting hit with some temptation or I’m just struggling this morning with this or that,'” he explained, noting how he asks Jinger to pray for him.
“We naturally think, ‘if I show her that I’m struggling with this thought or that thought, it’s going to hurt her,'” Jeremy explained. “Well, actually the opposite is true. It actually builds her trust because she begins to think ‘oh, if he’s struggling, he’s going to let me know and I can fight with him.'”