Jinger Duggar Is Courting! 5 Things to Know About Jeremy Vuolo
Learn a little bit about the man who stole Jinger's heart.
On "Counting On," you've watched Jinger Duggar come into her own, embrace new interests, and be an important part of her sisters' lives. Now, it looks like she's following in Jill and Jessa's footsteps. Jinger, 22, recently announced that she entered a courtship with Jeremy Vuolo. We know you're curious about the guy who captured Jinger's heart, so read on to learn five interesting things about him.
1. He's from Philly
The 28-year-old was born in Downington, Pennsylvania, just 40 miles from Philadelphia. He spent his youth in the Northeast before his talent as a soccer player took him to Europe and beyond.
2. He is a professional soccer player
After playing soccer for Hartwick College and Syracuse University, where he was named the team's Most Valuable Player with an average of 4.94 saves per game, he signed with Finnish club AC Oulu, where he played for a year. In 2012, the goalkeeper signed with the New York Red Bulls, took a brief break to concentrate on his ministry, and signed with the San Antonio Scorpions in 2013.
3. He's outspoken about his faith
Not every professional athlete speak openly about his or her religious beliefs, but in this video, he explains how focusing on a higher power actually helps him become a better soccer player and handle losses more professionally.
4. He's friends with Jessa's husband, Ben Seewald
In this video, you see Jeremy appear with Ben in a video where they answer fan questions about faith and forgiveness. Though Jinger and Jeremy met on a mission trip, we're sure having Ben's seal of approval only made Jeremy more appealing.
5. He's an excellent speaker
Jeremy has spoken at churches across the country, and he's a confident and inspiring speaker. If you listen to some of his sermons, you can definitely see why Jinger was drawn to him.