Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jinger and Jeremy Chat with 'Us Weekly'

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are the feature story on this week's issue of Us Weekly. Under the headline "Our Whirlwind Courtship," the couple opens up about their relationship, engagement, and upcoming wedding.

We have posted a few highlights below to give you a sneak peek. To read the full article, pick up a copy of Us Weekly at your local grocery store, pharmacy, or gas station.

-Jinger and Jeremy courted for seven months before their July 25th engagement. According to Jeremy, he and Jinger met in May 2015 but were "purely friends" for about eight months.

-Jeremy's New York City rooftop proposal took a month to plan. The sun was setting as he dropped down to one knee, and a pair of musicians were playing "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," a favorite song that will also be part of the wedding.

-Jinger's nickname for Jeremy is "Babe."

-Although they currently live 771 miles apart,  Jinger and Jeremy say they are able to see each other every couple weeks. When they aren't together, they exchange encouraging letters and small gifts.

-Jeremy is a former professional soccer player. How does Jinger feel about the sport? She admits she isn't as athletic as her fiancΓ© but says she enjoys watching soccer highlights with him and is trying to learn more about the game.

The article also features quotes from Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald:

-16-month-old Israel Dillard is learning to talk in both English and Spanish. He can say "hello" in both languages, as well as "Papi," "Mami," "and "agua." One of his new favorite things is to copy whatever Derick does.

- Meanwhile, nine-month-old Spurgeon Seewald is starting to walk. Jessa and Ben are eager to adopt and have already taken steps to start the journey.

Photo credit: Us Weekly

71 comments:

  1. I have to say that I'm little concerned to hear about the adoption plans. I'm not american, but I know that laws and regulations about adoption is much looser than in many other countries and that may not be a good thing. I know that past 15 years evangelical christians have been couraged to adopt as a form of ministry, but unfortunately many have entered into the world of adoption too hastily and that has led to many problems. The extreme being the death of the adopted children (like Hana Williams and Lydia Schatz), cases where children have been rehomed (abandoned again in my opinion) (this is what happened to few of Serene Allison's adopted kids and Justin Harris's adopted children as well for example). Adopted children are children with special needs and that brings a lot of challenges for the family and the parents. Unfortunately many adopted children who have been adopted in a spur of a moment face their parents frustration which all too easily leads to abuse. I'm not saying that Jessa and Ben would make bad adoption parents, but they are very young and propably never had to deal with emotionally broken children. Good way to start is to offer to babysit kids from troubled families and for example give a tired single mum a break for the weekend. Or offer short term fostering while they are looking for permanent homes for a child. To see how you handle stressful situations with strange kids. I hope anyone who wants to adopt seriously thinks are they up for the challenge. These kids deserve stable homes after what they have been through.

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    1. Sometimes, adoption is more about the parents feeling important about themselves than it is about the welfare of the child. The cases you cited are examples of that. When you add an agency with relatively lax rules, there can definitely be trouble.

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    2. They were going to adopt when they first got martied. However, as they disclosed earlier, they can not afopt until they have been married for at least two years and even then adoption takes a long time no matter what country the children comes from. As a social worker I can assure you that them being young is not a valid concern, it has no baring on who they will be as parents. Also, they have a biological son. What is the difference? Their own child could have just as many problems as an adopted child. I hope that by them adopting it encourages others to do so because so many children need homes.

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    3. And maybe not to be thrust in to the spot light via reality tv. 😞

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    4. To the first poster: you made such an acute analysis, I completely agree. I don't know the cases you mention, but I think that while the desire to adopt is a noble thing and Jessa and Ben probably have a lot of love to give, it's just so premature for them now....
      They are so young and at the same time unexperienced about life: never had a real job, always lived a very sheltered life. They seem good people (though I disagree with their lifestyle), but if I was their friend I would tell them : "Wait and think about it for five or six years, get some life experience, get a solid career (since Ben has some aspirations) and then go adopt a child. Then you will be able to really help this kid".

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    5. I bet they are looking to adopt an infant which would mean no emotional problems to start with.

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    6. Agreed. Unknown at 11:32
      Very well said.

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    7. Just to add my 2 cents, not all adoptive children have special needs. I was an adoptive child at the age of 3 (I am now in my 50's) and the only special needs that I required was to be loved and taken care of. I am happy to say that I was very much loved and cared for by my adoptive family. They already had 2 older children who welcomed me with opened arms and an open heart. I thank the Lord for placing me in a loving and caring home. I am sure that Jessa and Ben will be wonderful parents to any adoptive child, for you can see the love & care they give to Spurgeon.

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    8. Social worker? I'm quite astonished you would be asking what's the difference between having a biological child and an adopted child. Yes, a biological child may have all kinds of problems, but an adopted child comes always with the trauma of being abandoned, maybe there is sexual, mental or physical abuse too. Adopting parents owe it to their future children to be prepared. It may be true that it's not about the age, you can be in your 50's and still would make an awful parent, it's what you do with your time and how you prepare yourself for the task of parenting a child who is traumatized. Jessa and Ben have both grown very sheltered (again may not be a bad thing), so I do think that they lack life experience. And anyway what's the rush? It's not a bad thing to wait, gain more knowledge and experience, build up steady finances (after all reality stardom is feeble). And I also think I know something about these things after working as a missionary in a orphanage in middle east.

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    9. If you read or watch anything they have said you'd know this is not something they are taking lightly. They have been praying, preparing, learning/studying, talking to other foster/adoptive parents, etc.
      It's something they had done research on prior to marriage and then have furthered their knowledge of since getting married. They have been taking this time to prepare! I think they seem to have put more effort into this then most!!!

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    10. Not all adopted children have problems. It depends a lot on whether they are adopted as infants or older out of a foster home, etc. I know, I was adopted. I also hope that some of these comments don't discourage anyone who is considering adoption. Good parents are needed for all of these children.

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    11. Jessa stated on an episode where she was talking to Sierra that their agency will not let them adopt if they have a child under 1 in the home.. If they're going the "no birth control" route I never see them being able to adopt.

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    12. This is just my opinion, but I think if Jessa and Ben truly want to adopt, they need to start practicing some reliable method of birth control. As other posters have said, not all adopted children "come with baggage," so to speak, especially if they are adopted as infants. However, if they are making the choice to welcome a child into their home, they owe that child their full focus and attention, until the child is well-adjusted. And that is something that will be very difficult to do while pregnant or caring for a newborn. If they are really feeling like God is calling them to adopt and serve needy children, they might have to consider that part of that calling might mean taking measures to postpone having children of their own.

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  2. Do you still stay strong and close to your parents through hard times and how do you keep Communication open. And does being in the Limelight cause you problems in your relationships does it hurt your feelings when people talk down about you and your family I personally love your family and wish you all the blessings that life can give you and can't wait for the new show in a couple of days and let Michelle Duggar know that she is my favorite of all she's definitely somebody to look up to my name is Crystal

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  3. Have you guys discussed how you would do your own parenting you both are each individual adults have you made a choice how you would want to do parenting do you communicate before you have the child is your choice his or hers or do you feel that listening to each other is best

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    1. This question is meant for the moms Jill and Jessa and congratulations to Ginger sorry my phone won't spell it any other way

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  4. Why in the world would they sell a story to Us Weekly? It's very nearly the type of "tabloid" magazine that they always claim is twisting their words and trying to dig up dirt and trying to print false information about their family. But now it's OK to sell a big front page story to them? That doesn't add up at all. Remember your principles and stick to them!

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  5. Ginger does Jeremy show you the same amount of interest in what you like and what you do

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  6. Okay hello my name is Crystal and I want to know how did you pick someone to do your engagement photos since Ginger you are the photographer

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    1. Photog was some NYC friend of Jeremy's.

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  7. Congrats to the young couple I wish them the joys of thier new union

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  8. Congratulations Jinger. I am so very happy for you and Jeremy. We met in Ocala on a Journey. I was very impressed with you and your belief in God. You are wise beyond your years and I have no doubt that the Lord has many blessing in store for you, your new family and new future. God bless!

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  9. Always selling themselves to the magazines for money now....makes me sad! :(

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    1. I'm glad they are so willing to tell their story, I enjoy it. I love reading about the Duggars they are the celebrities I'm into. Thank you Jinget and Jeremy for keeping us up to date. God bless you.πŸ˜„

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    2. I absolutely agree with you I enjoy all of their stories people should be less jealous I know I have a little jealousy of their such love for each other there knowledge for each other and how to be the right person to each one in their family but I still appreciate there family

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    3. I'd love to sell a story about myself to a magazine. I could use the money.

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    4. Do you really think people are jealous of the Duggars? That's an old argument, and with all they've done and all we know now, how can anyone envy that kind of life?

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  10. Why don't you post the whole story? Your fans & supporters in other Countries don't get that magazine! πŸ˜žπŸ’•

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    1. Copyright issues, I think

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    2. Because of copyright.

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  11. Wow! Jill and Jessa really feel the need to butt into everything and make it about their babies. Let Jinger have her moment! Jill and Jessa's "moments" have lasted since 2014.

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    1. They have lost sense of what's appropriate when it comes to publicity.

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    2. Wow, that's a nasty thing to say. Some of us are really interested in what Jill and Jessa, Israel and Spurgeon are up to.

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    3. @ Anonymous 6:22

      I feel as if they are being unfair to Jinger and are trying to one-up her. I feel as if Jinger, Jana, and Joy have taken a back seat lately and some us want to hear more about them.

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    4. plus they probably asked them about their babies. They didn't just butt into the interview with Jinger.

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    5. Jajaja. Exactly lily!

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  12. I thought Jessa couldn't adopt while pregnant?

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    1. She cant, but Spurgeon is 9 months now, which means they can officially start the process towards adoption.
      I don't think it's so wise: they're still so young and unexperienced. Ben is only 21, he's still studying for his future career, they've only been married a year and a half, why the rush? They could wait a few ore years, get more life experience and a solid job, so that they could have a more solid environment for the kids...
      But it's their choice, so... I just don't think it's very responsible!

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    2. But isn't she pregnant again? Look at the obvious changes in her pictures recently.

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    3. I agree they seem to be in too big of a hurry to prove that they are terrific parents and sympathetic to the plight of orphans. I don't know any legit or mainstream adoption agency that would let a couple that young adopt, especially when the income and job future is so unsecured. Even a pound asks you if you are working, where, and how long, before they let you adopt a puppy.

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    4. You were right, Jessa is pregnant!

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    5. Now that she is pregnant again, I wonder if her body will continue that same pace of pregnancy, where shill will get pregnant with a new baby around the same time that each of her babies at home reach 9 months. In that instance, she might have to wait until she is out of her child bearing years in her forties before she is able to adopt, and she would very likely have around the same number of biological children as Michelle by that point.

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  13. I am so happy for Jinger. Jeremy seems really devoted to her and I believe they will make a wonderful couple. As far as encouraging fans to go out and buy US Weekly, no thank you. I was at a store today and when I saw the cover of these two beautiful people I was tempted to purchase the magazine, but thought better of it since so many of the articles are really just gossip. You can't just get the story about Jinger and Jeremy, you have to take all the garbage that goes with it. I doubt the Duggar's allow US weekly in their home, so why should I allow it in mine.

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  14. Many Blessings Jinger and Jeremy ! May the LORD bless you richl ! GOD is so good and worthy to be praised !

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  15. I find it very strange that they choose to be in a magazine that like. They have spread so many false stories about the duggar and they still accept? Must be a good paying deal..

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    1. Earning several thousand dollars - or tens of thousands - by giving a simple interview to a magazine is a great way to earn income. Why would they not take the opportunity? Just because they oppose television, secular magazines, and the topics covered in entertainment publications doesn't mean they can't make money off of them, does it?

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    2. I remember watching 17 or 18 kids and counting and the duggar were explaining that they only give interviews etc to magazines they respect.. why change their morals now??

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    3. Probably because they used to state on their old show how they were picky of which magazines they appeared on due to their morals. So what changed? Their morals or their need to money? Not Hating, I'm generally curious of what changed!?

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    4. I agree, can't remember which episode but they did say they wouldn't go on magazines like this one.. wonder what changed?? God bless

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    5. Exactly, I dont blame them one bit...if the shoe was on the other foot, I bet all the complainers would do the very same.Im so glad that I'm not a jealous person, I actually am happy for others good fortune...I guess the sad are mad.Smile, blessings and be DUGGAR happy it feels pretty good to do soπŸ˜ƒLOLπŸ˜‰

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    6. You lose respect when you say you don't do something and then you very publicly turn around and do it.

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    7. I bet we're speaking about the parents this is ginger and Jeremy things change people change I mean you never know at this point in time and day and age could you grow up a little bit I bet you changed your mind before

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    8. Why don`t they choose a christian magazin to give interviews? Their appearance in a magazin that would never been touched by themselves seems strange to me. Kind of hypocrisy.

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    9. Jeremy is supposed to be a minister and Jinger will be a minister's wife! That magazine is NO place for either of them.

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  16. Congratulations Jinger and Jeremy. You both look so excited. I'm so happy for ya'll. Jinger you will make pastor Jeremy a great wife

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  17. I think that is something private that they will have to pray about and do what the Lord leads them to do and God will give them the grace to walk it out!!

    Other than that it is nonody else's stinking business! For heaven's sake they just got engaged - I hate it when people ask them questions that will be something way in the future!

    Golly Ms. Molly they aren't even married yet - give them a year to walk this all out then ask them these type of questions!

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  18. When will we know if Jill is going back to El Salvador?

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  19. Jessa' been wearing looser clothes lately, it looks like she has a baby bump, awww, is she pregnant?

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    1. We're not allowed to know until TLC airs a big season-ending secret reveal and makes us speculate for weeks beforehand!

      And then the secret turns out to be that they're putting some new lights in the bedroom or building a gazebo or something.

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    2. Probably.. there goes the adoption idea, unless she can hold off having a kid for at least two years (their regulations)

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  20. What is the best thing to say to a mother having trouble with her teenage daughter to fix the relationship between mother and daughter from a daughter point of view

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    1. Stay quiet and listen! If you shut down the lines of communication with lectures and preaching, you will run the relationship off the rails so fast your head will spin.

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  21. Jinger your eyes are memorizing don't worry it's not a creepy thing I am a woman I just think you do your eyes beautiful

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  22. Wishing Jinger and Jeremy a happy engagement.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  23. HAPPY ENGAGEMENT Jinger and Jeremy.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  24. Good for Jessa and Ben on continuing their wanting to adopt. There are so many children in this world that need a family and a loving home.It is great that Israel is learning Spanish at an early age. That is the best way to start young. Happy that Spurgeon is starting to walk.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  25. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Seewald . Also to sister Jinger

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  26. Congrats jinger and Jeremy on engage

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  27. I was adopted at the tender age of 13 days and my parents were 48 years old. I had two "homemade" brothers who were 13 and 15 years old. I was the only "store bought" sibling. My daddy gave me that title...a term of endearment. I grew up happy and wouldn't change my life for any other. I am now 72 years old and at the age of 35, I found my natural mother to tell her I loved her and to thank her for what she did for me...gave me an opportunity to grow up happy and secure. I always wanted to adopt a child just to "pay it forward" what my parents did for me. How do you ever pay back a lifetime of love? You don't...you just have to pay it forward. However, I had four children of my own and taught school for 38 years so I had all those children every year. I think I fulfilled my dream. I wish the Duggar girls and their husbands, (or even the Duggar boys if they are so inclined) much joy if God places adopted children in their homes. I was so glad, when I had my own children, that I could share my birthing experiences with my mothr and she had had similar experiences with the pregnancies she had with my brothers. I didn't have to try to explain anything she hadn't experienced...BUT with changing times and technology and new understanding of modern medicine, she did learn things new about what she went through 40 years before. We enjoyed sharing details. Loved my mama!! But she also taught me to love my birth mother and to respect her for giving me life. God bless the Duggars. I say..GO FOR IT!!!

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  28. Anyone who has adopted a baby, knows there is about a 80% chance the baby will be born with fetal alcohol or addicted to drugs or both. Most will have attachment issues as their first and most important atachment is broken. They ate bound to have vering degrees of medical and behavioral issues and all the love in the world cant fix it. I hope they look into these isdues and the divorce rate of adoptive parents. It is not all rainbows and butterflies. I adopted 3. 2 as babies. All 3 have been challenging, being able to accept my kids where they are instead of where I think they should be have made them pleasures to raise.

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