It finally happened! The big moment fans have been waiting for occurred during the Oct. 11 episode of ‘Jill & Jessa Counting On’ when Jeremy Vuolo got down on one knee and popped the question to Jinger Duggar! And honestly it was SO much more romantic than we ever could have imagined. Get all the details surrounding their sweet engagement here.
Unbeknownst to Jinger Duggar, 22, Jeremy Vuolo, 29, had been planning to propose to his girlfriend of three months for WEEKS! But while Jinger was completely in the dark about the entire thing, thinking they were traveling to New York City just for fun, of course several members of her fam were in on the surprise — including big sister Jessa Duggar, 23, and her husband Ben Seewald, 21.
Jeremy and Jinger’s east-coast trip, which included mom Michelle Duggar, 47, Jessa, Ben, and Jessa and Ben’s baby son Spurgeon, 11 months, began with kayaking near Jeremy’s childhood home followed by meeting Jeremy’s grandma and grandpa Vuolo. In fact, Grandam Vuolo, whom Jinger referred to as “precious,” even taught Jinger how to make her special pasta dish from scratch!
But all of that family fun led up to one of the biggest days in both Jeremy’s and Jinger’s lives — and Jinger had NO idea it was coming! “I’m ridiculously nervous right now,” Jeremy confessed to one of his best friends who helped him pull off the romantic setup just hours before he asked Jinger for her hand in marriage.
Jeremy proposed to his ladylove on the last day of their NYC trip. After a day of exploring the city with her family and eating delicious food, he led her up to a rooftop at sunset — he told her they were going to have their picture taken up there. And despite the heavy rain all day, the sky cleared up LITERALLY just as they stepped onto the roof — talk about a close call. A rainbow appeared in the sky, a live orchestra started playing their favorite song, and Jeremy got down on one knee! It truly was a gorgeous proposal.
“It’s almost inexplicable, the feeling at that moment,” Jeremy told producers afterwards. And of course Jinger was completely stunned as she threw her hands over her mouth and barely held back tears of joy. “You shocked me! I had no clue this was coming,” she exclaimed. Talk about a magical night!
“Of all the trips I’ve taken in my life, this has been the most memorable,” Jinger concluded. And Jeremy added, “Hopefully there’ll be a wedding soon.” We hope so too! But for now, we’re just going to continue playing back their beautiful engagement in our heads!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you excited that Jeremy and Jinger are now engaged on Counting On? Are you excited for their wedding?