Where there's a courtship, there's an engagement on the horizon, especially in the Duggars' world.
That's what fans are thinking about a new photo that's emerged online showing Jinger Duggar, her boyfriend, Jeremy Vuolo, and Ben and Jessa Seewald taking a quick pause in their meal at a Mexican restaurant to pose with a family of fans. A Duggar family fan page posted the photo to Facebook, and there's only one thing that followers seem to be noticing about the pic: Jinger has conveniently hidden her left hand from view.
Just over a month ago, Jinger and the Duggar family announced that she was beginning a courtship with former pro soccer player Vuolo. He's been revealed to have had what he calls a "dark" past, including partying and casual dating, but since he met Jim Bob Duggar on a mission trip, he's impressed the famous family enough to earn their blessing for a courtship with 22-year-old Jinger.
One commenter speculated, "This pic was probably strategically released by JimBlob, you know, the way Kensington Palace releases pics of the young Prince and Princess. Big lead up to Jingers courtship, meanwhile she's most likely long engaged and betrothed to what's his name."
Another added of Jinger and Vuolo, "They will be married by Christmas. I can see the 'Very Duggar Christmas' snoozefest from a mile away."
Since Jinger is already older than several of her siblings were when they tied the knot with their spouses, we can't help but wonder if there's some truth to this theory. After all, a Duggar courtship is a much more serious relationship than secular dating.
Update on July 26: Fans called it! Jinger and Vuolo are officially engaged. A TLC rep confirmed the news to Us Weekly.
The newly engaged couple shared a statement: "So excited to share this news that we are now engaged. From both of us, thank you all for the countless well-wishes we’ve received during the courtship. We are so excited to take this next step in spending our lives together. We are so grateful for how the Lord has brought us together. It has been an incredible journey so far and we are excited about serving Christ together in the coming days."
You can even check out her ring and engagement photos on the Duggars' blog.
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