Jinger Vuolo and her husband Jeremy have gone where very few Duggar family couples have gone before: to the real estate office! The Counting On stars announced on Monday’s episode that they had recently purchased their very own home in Laredo, Texas.
While home ownership is a big deal for any couple, it’s especially unique for a Duggar kid.
As ‘Counting On’ fans know, all of the married kids in the Duggar family have moved into a home owned by Duggar patriarch Jim Bob after tying the knot. Josh Duggar and his family, Jessa Seewald and her family, and Jill Dillard and her family all reside in Jim Bob-owned properties.
Jinger, who married Jeremy last November, is the first Duggar kid to buy a home on her own. (Her brother John David is the owner of a home that he rents out. In December, Jinger’s 17-year-old brother Jason actually bought a three-bedroom house in nearby Prairie Grove, Arkansas, with the help of his father. Neither boy lives in their home though.)
Before purchasing their new digs, Jinger and Jeremy were living in a small apartment (which is also something that none of the other Duggar kids have done.)
During Monday night’s episode, Jinger and Jeremy gushed about their new home, stating that it has four bedrooms.
“One [room] is, of course, the master bedroom, then we have Jeremy’s study. One’s a guest bedroom and another one is full of boxes and old furniture we need to get rid of,” Jinger said.
Of course, Jinger’s siblings were quick to point out that the house had plenty of room for a few nurseries (hint…hint…)
The Ashley did some hunting online and discovered the couple’s house is just under 1500 square feet and has two bathrooms. It sits on a large lot that measures about 6,000 square feet.
Jinger’s mother, Michelle Duggar, recently took to the Duggar Family Official Facebook page to share her feelings about her children growing up.
“There is something so surreal about seeing your children grown, living their lives and even having their own children,” Michelle wrote. “As a mom, I have sweet little ones at home and grown children, too. Both stages of life are beautiful in their own way and so very different As our children become adults, we have the opportunity to be their friends and to enjoy their friendship. Watching them walk through the milestones of life such as marriage, having children, buying a home, etc. is a bit unbelievable at times! As a momma, I continue to pray for them always.”
Jinger may be the first Duggar daughter to own her own home, but she may not be the last. Jill and Jessa each expressed interest during the current ‘Counting On’ season in getting bigger houses for their families.
Jinger has been doing things quite differently than her married siblings have done. Not only is she the first Duggar daughter to move into her own home, but she has eased up on her family’s strict dress code since tying the knot. She’s been seen sporting (gasp!) pants and even tank tops in recent months.
In addition, Jinger and Jeremy have so far held off on having kids. They have been married over eight months and have not announced a pregnancy. (This is rare in DuggarLand, as Josh’s wife Anna was pregnant very shortly after their wedding. Jill became pregnant just one month after getting married, and Jessa was married only five months before announcing her first pregnancy.)
“We’re just enjoying being married and enjoying each other,” Jinger said on Monday’s episode.