Jinger Duggar pregnant with her first child with husband Jeremy Vuolo
It has been 14 months since the pair married and now they are expecting their first child
Jinger Vuolo (formerly known as Jinger Duggar) is expecting her first child with husband Jeremy Vuolo.
The 24-year-old Counting On (returns Monday, February 26) star is pregnant with their first child, they exclusively reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly.
“The past fourteen months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage. We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be. Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning!” the couple wrote on their website Wednesday.
“Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: we are expecting our first child!” they continued. “We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy.”
The couple also quoted a verse from the Psalm 139:13-14 13 of the Bible. “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well,” they shared.
It was a holiday wish come true for Jinger and her sizable family. (She’s the sixth eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 kids.) The pair’s plans to expand were a popular topic on their TLC show (in a July episode, she was offended when her older sisters asked if she was expecting).
And it’s a step she and her pastor husband, 30, have been eager to take since their 2016 engagement. “I love kids,” the former soccer player told Us at the time. “I really share Jinger’s love for children.” However, the pair isn’t necessarily looking to her family as inspiration. “I definitely want to have children, but not sure how many,” he explained. “We’ll have to see what the Lord provides.”
The news comes just over two weeks after the family announced that Jinger’s brother Joseph, 22, is expecting his first child with wife Kendra, 19. Joy-Ann Duggar and Austin Forsyth have a baby on the way, too.
Former soccer-pro Jeremy, proposed to Jinger, 24, one month after the two announced they were officially courting. On November 5, 2016, the couple wed in front of nearly 1,000 guests at the Cathedral of the Ozarks at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Jinger’s sister Jessa (Duggar) Seewald served as the maid of honor, Vuolo’s brother, Charles, was the best man, and Vuolo’s father, Chuck, officiated.
The mother-to-be celebrated their one-year anniversary on Instagram.
@jeremy_vuolo It’s been 1 year since the day we said “I do”...it’s been the best year of my life! Jeremy, you have shown me such love that is too amazing for words. Whether we are talking, going on an adventure together, or simply doing everyday life together—I cherish every moment with you! I love how you lead me in the Word and prayer. Your selflessness and sensitivity and care is remarkable. I love absolutely everything about you and couldn’t be more grateful to God for giving me the most incredible husband in the world! I love you, babe!
"It's been 1 year since the day we said ‘I do'...it's been the best year of my life!" she wrote alongside a photo of the duo on their wedding day. "Jeremy, you have shown me such love that is too amazing for words. Whether we are talking, going on an adventure together, or simply doing everyday life together—I cherish every moment with you! I love how you lead me in the Word and prayer. Your selflessness and sensitivity and care is remarkable. I love absolutely everything about you and couldn't be more grateful to God for giving me the most incredible husband in the world! I love you, babe!"
Jinger gushed to Us about her love at the time of their engagement. “It’s an answer to my prayers,” she said. “I asked God for this in a future spouse, and He has done far above anything I could have ever imagined or dreamed in bringing Jeremy into my life.”
Jeremy took to Twitter as well for the announcement where he posted the link to his official website, captioning the tweet as "Good morning! @jingervuolo and I have some exciting news to share with you! Go to https://t.co/W90RHbLHCo to see!"
As soon as the tweet went live, friends and fans of the couple from all over the place started congratulating the happy couple on their big news.
Congratulations! Blessings to you as you await the arrival of your new baby! 😊💞🎉🎊🎈— Patty Bland (@pattyannbland) January 4, 2018
Congratulations!!!!! ♡♡♡ Praying for a healthy pregnancy :)— A Roller (@acrollermom) January 3, 2018
Congratulations! Praying for a healthy baby! May your pregnancy be an enjoyable, wonderful experience for you both! Looking forward to following your progress!— Kim Zilligen (@ZilligenKim) January 3, 2018
Some people resorted to humorous tweets in order to congratulate the pregnant couple.
I’m honestly so lit for this vuolo baby pic.twitter.com/3kApVp3cyV— shelbey❄️ (@_mastercthulhu) January 3, 2018
We hope the couple has a healthy pregnancy and that the baby is born happy and healthy!
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