Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo appear to have the perfect Christian life on Instagram, but is that all smoke and mirrors?
Fans have been worried for some time that Jinger might be in an abusive relationship with her husband, but their proof has been largely limited. For starters, Jinger appeared to have a difficult pregnancy and just gave birth to her second child, so it would surprise no one if she’s been a little tired lately.
Later, rumors surfaced that the couple was leaving Counting On, and now fans think Jeremy has been visibly mistreating his wife.
Fans began speculating that Jinger and Jeremy were ready to move on from TLC when they decided to announce their second pregnancy on their own.
It’s customary for the family to make their big announcements with an official TLC video on their YouTube page or website. Jinger decided to not participate in that tradition this year, and now we’re learning more about her distaste for the network.
A source revealed to The Sun that the rumors of Jeremy and Jinger leaving do have some kernel of truth to them.
Although the couple hasn’t made a decision, they have been talking about it.
“Yes. It’s not definite yet, but they are having deep conversations about quitting,” the source told the outlet. “The contracts with the network are a bit crazy, they are very locked in and it stops them from making money in many other ways.”
This doesn’t come as a surprise, since Jill and Jessa are rumored to be getting their own show.
According to OK Magazine, the new docuseries will focus on Jill, Jessa, their husbands, and their growing families.
“It’ll reveal everything on how they’re raising strong, independent kids to how they plan to defy family convention by adopting next,” a source told the outlet. “They’ll also spill details of how it was like growing up in the Duggar world and all the rules they had to live by.”
So maybe Jeremy and Jinger are ready to go their own way, but fans think Jinger is also signaling for help…
Last week, she shared a makeup-free photo on Instagram.
“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it,” read a bible verse she added to the caption.
But fans noticed that Jinger was looking extremely tired, and that she might be in need of a break.
“You look great but exhausted, girl, give the kids to Daddy, make use of that big bathtub, throw in a bath bomb, sip on hot chocolate, relax, read, have some ‘you’ time,” a fan commented. “Then, crawl in bed and take a nap. It could be the filter, but ‘you’ time is a gift you earned Mama. No guilt! Just do it.”
This isn’t the first time fans think Jinger has been having to pull the weight of the family, and now Jeremy has their full attention. He’s been accused of bullying and mistreating Jinger, which is not good.