Take that, Jim Bob!
Jinger Duggar may have only been married to Jeremy Vuolo for nine months, but her world has seemingly been turned upside since wedding the Calvinist in a private ceremony. The Counting On star is defying all odds and breaking free from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar‘s reigns, going against her parents strict rules and wishes as she builds a life with her new Protestant husband. In fact, some say Jinger’s recent activity on social media is her subtle way of giving her folks the middle finger for all the years of living under their thumb. We have a feeling the Duggar clan won’t be happy about this!
Jinger Duggar isn’t like the rest of her family. In the nine months she has been married to Jeremy Vuolo, the Counting On star has undergone big lifestyle changes that her strict parents would’ve never approved. While her sisters continue to live under Jim Bob and Michelle‘s conservative rules, Jinger is defying the odds by breaking the traditional mold. From changing her appearance to physically crossing borders to get away from her parents, Jinger — much to Jim Bob and Michelle’s protest — seems to have become the new black sheep of the family.
When Jinger married Jeremy in late 2016, she became the first Duggar daughter to cross state lines and move out of Arkansas — where her entire massive family is based — to Jeremy’s home in Laredo, Texas. The big move not only put a lot of physical distance between herself and her family but also allowed her to revamp her lifestyle without being constantly watched by Jim Bob and Michelle.
For one, the 23-year-old has openly defied her mom’s strict “floor-length skirts only” dress code for girls by swapping to pants and shorts that showed off her figure. Though it may seem like a small thing for people like us, the subtle fashion change definitely seems to openly challenge her ultra-conservative parents’ authority.
Many believe Jinger and her new husband are now butting heads with Jim Bob and Michelle over their differences in lifestyle. As fans know, Jeremy is a Calvinist and adheres to beliefs Jim Bob very much disapproves of. According to some, Jim Bob is extremely troubled by his daughter’s new way of life and fears Jeremy is brainwashing his child’s religious and moral views.
“He’s allowed a division in the family to occur,” one source tells The Hollywood Gossip. “He knows it’s not a true doctrine.”