Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo only courted for 7 months before becoming engaged in July — and while they are MORE than confident in their ‘strong’ relationship, some have criticized their ‘rushed’ path to the alter. But you better believe Jinger and Jeremy have some WORDS for those naysayers!
Seven months is not a super long time to date someone before getting engaged, but Jinger Duggar, 22, and Jeremy Vuolo, 28, did exactly that — and they have NO regrets. In fact, in a recent interview with US Weekly, the newly engaged pair couldn’t stop gushing about their whirlwind romance — putting those who have doubted their connection to shame.
“The official [courtship] announcement made it seem like it was a real whirlwind,” Jeremy told the publication when asked about their relationship timeline. “But if you actually look back at the timeline, I was first introduced to Jinger in the beginning of 2015.” To the public however, things seemed to progress MUCH quicker than that!
After all, Jinger and Jeremy only announced they were courting in June, and just one month later they were already engaged! But Jeremy makes a point — the two had actually known each other for a little over a year before the decided to marry. “We weren’t romantically interested in each other [at first],” Jeremy added. “We were purely friends. It was not like we met each other, got into a relationship, and then we’re engaged.”
Well, it is a LITTLE bit like that, but it didn’t all go down over the course of two months! And the most important thing anyways is how strong their connection is, which, according to them, is incredibly “deep.” “By the time it was announced, we had seen each other in difficult situations, good times and bad times,” Jeremy revealed to the magazine.
“We had seen how the other dealt with conflicts. We’ve really gotten to know each other on a very deep level.” And just how did their relationship get so serious so fast? Jinger said they have christ to thank for that. “We’ve been able to go so deep, so quick because our relationship with Christ is the central focus,” she said. “It’s been a blessing.”
Well, I think they’ve convinced us! We are so happy for the young couple and can’t wait to watch their romance unfold on season 2 of Jill & Jessa: Counting On, which premiers Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. E.T.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think about Jinger and Jeremy’s whirlwind romance? Are they tying the knot too soon?