The Duggar family, which lost a substantial source of income when “19 Kids and Counting” was canceled due to Josh’s child molestation scandal, will continue riding the reality TV gravy train, thanks to Jinger’s engagement and upcoming wedding.
TLC recently renewed “Jill and Jessa: Counting On” for a second season despite mediocre reviews and the loss of several major corporate sponsors.
A key story line will be Jinger‘s engagement to former professional soccer player Jeremy Vuolo.
Jinger, 22, got engaged to Jeremy, 28, after a whirlwind month-long courtship, as TheImproper has reported.
Jinger’s engagement and upcoming wedding provide a much-needed lifeline to the Duggar family’s TV show, “Jill and Jessa,” which was almost canceled due to so-so ratings.
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In 2008, Jeremy was arrested for harassing a police officer. Jeremy spent a night in jail, was fined $250, and said he learned from his mistakes.
Like Vuolo, the Duggars do not believe in premarital sex, as Jinger revealed in Growing Up Duggar.
The Duggar family’s hit show, 19 Kids and Counting, was canceled in July 2015 after 10 seasons amid news that Josh Duggar had sexually molested 5 underage girls — including 4 of his sisters — when he was 14 years old.
The cancellation of “19 Kids and Counting” was a major financial drain on the Duggars, who earned $25,000 to $45,000 per episode.
The Duggars have not been able to make for the lost income with other jobs, but with “Jill and Jessa,” the family has revived its TV money train.
Season 2 of “Jill and Jessa: Counting On” premieres on TLC Aug. 23.