Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo’s relationship has been moving SUPER fast, which was more apparent than ever on the Sept. 13 episode of ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On.’ During the show, not only could they not keep their hands to themselves, but Jinger and her parents met Jeremy’s parents for the very 1st time!
Jinger Duggar, 22, Jeremy Vuolo, 28, had only been courting for three weeks at the time the Sept. 13 episode of Jill & Jessa: Counting On was filmed. But that didn’t stop them from getting EXTRA cozy and making Jinger’s dad, Jim Bob Duggar, EXTRA uncomfortable! In fact, at one point during the hour-long show, Jim Bob even said — in front of Jeremy’s parents — that he doesn’t feel like they should be “swapping spit” at this point. Yikes!
And while we get that dads are protective of their little girls, this was Jeremy’s parents’ first impression of Jinger and her mom and dad, so we’re thinking he didn’t have to be SO straight forward! For the sake of their families finally meeting, Jinger and her parents flew down to Texas to meet Jeremy and his parents.
“When someone’s in a relationship it’s hard for them to focus,” Jinger said as she packed for her big trip and admitted that she had lost her shoes. But while Jinger was definitely nervous about meeting Jeremy’s folks, everything worked out because they ended up loving her! Jeremy’s dad even said that he was so happy God had finally answered Jeremy’s prayers.
Unfortunately, Jinger’s dad has NOT been as easy to win over. “This is moving pretty fast,” he commented at one point during their visit as he eyed Jeremy who had his arm around Jinger. Jeremy later admitted to the camera that he didn’t know Duggar’s “don’t do that” — oops!
When the two families wandered into a pawn shop, Jeremy enthusiastically declared that they sold rings. Jim Bob immediately chimed in saying, “Don’t get any ideas…I don’t want them trying on rings at this point.” But the worst of it came when everyone was enjoying Mexican food at one of Jeremy’s favorite restaurants in town.
Jim Bob began grilling the minister, asking him hard-hitting questions about his salary, the safety of his neighborhood, and if he’s willing to move to Arkansas. Jeremy remained silent. “I don’t think I answered any of his questions,” he later laughed. Jim Bob however, didn’t find the situation so amusing.
“I think he’s a great guy but we have to keep our eyes on him,” he said. “You’re on the gas pedal. I’m on the brake pedal.” Obviously Jeremy ends up getting Jim Bob’s blessing though because he and Jinger are currently engaged! We can’t wait to watch Jeremy win him over in the episodes to come.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — how do you feel about Jinger and Jeremy’s relationship? Do you think they’re ready to get married so soon?