Small town life isn’t for Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo! During the season 10 premiere of Counting On, the former professional soccer player threw some shade at Jinger’s home state of Arkansas before revealing the couple's plans to move to Los Angeles in June.
Jim Bob and Michelle challenged couples, Joe and Kendra Caldwell, Josiah and Lauren Swanson, John David and Abbie Burnett, Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth, and Jessa and Ben Seewald to have the “most romantic” date while they babysat all the kids. Because Jinger and Jeremy were living in Laredo, Texas at the time, they didn’t partake in the competition.
“We’re planning on doing a penny flipping date. You take a penny, flip a coin and if it’s a heads you take a right turn or if it’s a tail’s you take a left turn,” Joe, 24, revealed.
As they embarked on their journey, they turned onto a dirt road, which made Kendra nervous. “It looks like we’re turning onto a dirt road. I’ve never been this side of town,” Kendra, 21, said anxiously. They then read a sign on a tree that said, “No hunting or trespassing. Warning.”
A producer asked Jeremy, 32, and Jinger, 25, behind-the-scenes, “Was it a risky idea? They could have ended up anywhere?” Jeremy scoffed and replied, “Risky? Well they’re in Arkansas. So it’s either this sheep field or that cow field. It’s not terribly risky.”
As Counting On fans know, Jeremy’s used to the big city life having been born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also played professional soccer for the New York Red Bulls and San Antonio Scorpions.
During the premiere episode, the couple revealed they were going to make the move from Laredo to Los Angeles. “This decision to move to L.A. came about as we were discussing the decision for me to pursue further theological training,” Jeremy explained. “Life for us is always an adventure.”
“I'm really excited at the decision to move to L.A.," Jinger said. “I’ve always thought it would be neat to move to a big city, I love the hustle and bustle.”
Her older sister Jessa, 26, wasn’t at all surprised, “Jinger’s always loved the big city. Anytime we would take a family road trip and end up in Chicago or New York, she's always like, ‘This is awesome! I'd love to love here one day!’ and the rest of us are like, ‘No I want to go back to the country.’”
Jinger’s younger siblings were pretty shocked. 14-year-old Johannah told cameras, “I never imagined that I would have a sibling move to Los Angeles.” 15-year-old Jackson added, “We’re not city folk at all, we’re all country, so it’s kind of surprising.”’