The Duggar family returns to TLC on Tuesday with a brand new season of Counting On, and the network just released a new preview trailer that shows this season is going to be very Jingercentric as fans will get to meet her new fiance Jeremy Vuolo and follow the couple’s “fast track” courtship.
I think it is Joy-Anna Duggar who best sums up the season — and perhaps the whole Counting On show: “After all that our family has gone through the last year, it’s just so much excitement and happiness around the house again.”
Before we get to Jingeremy, the beginning of the clip catches us up on Jill and Jessa. Jill and Derick’s story line looks to be all about their mission trip to Central America as well as their plans to have another baby “by next year.” Meanwhile, Jessa and Ben consider adoption.
Enter Jeremy Vuolo, who we see having an awkward conversation with Jim Bob Duggar in which he asks permission to court Jinger. Jim Bob seems a bit surprised to say the least:
Jinger later declares her love for Jeremy in the clip, and admits: “We’re thinking fast track is always better.” We see a brief glimpse of the elaborate New York City rooftop proposal before the preview cuts out.
Jinger and Jeremy spoke with Us Weekly and revealed some more about their wedding and her surprising plans afterward. “We’re trying to keep it intimate, between family and friends,” Jeremy said of the couple’s ceremony, which is a dramatic change from Jill and Jessa’s ceremonies, which were each attended by roughly 1,000 friends and family members. “We want to be very intentional with who we invite,” he adds.
The couple have yet to announce a wedding date, but they are already talking about what comes after. According to Us Weekly, Jinger will be moving to Laredo, Texas after the ceremony, which is where Jeremy Vuolo is currently a pastor. “I’m so excited to be joining my best friend,” Jinger says of the move.
And of course the topic of children came up. “Well, I love kids,” Jinger says. “I’m excited for the future, when Jeremy and I are married, to start a family.”
So do Jinger and Jeremy plan on following in their famous parents’ footsteps with a huge family? “We haven’t talked about size,” says Jeremy, “but I know we both love children. They’re a joy. We’ll have to see what the Lord provides.”
Counting On premieres August 23 at 8/7c on TLC.