When Jinger Duggar wed Jeremy Vuolo back in November it signaled the start of a new kind of Duggar marriage.
For one thing, Jinger moved to Texas to start a new life on Jeremy’s homt turf, thus making her the first of the Jim Bob and Michelle’s daughters to leave Arkansas.
On top of that, upon marrying Jeremy, Jinger began to enjoy freedom and independence that her sisters could only dream of.
You may have heard that Jinger is wearing pants these days – and the news might have left you wondering why that’s such a big deal.
When they’re living at home in the family’s so-called “compound,” the Duggar women are forbidden to wear pants or shorts, and instead must sport floor-length skirts at all times, regardless of what sort of acitivities they’re engaged in.
Once they’re married, however, it’s their husbands who get to decide the Duggar girls’ dresscodes.
(Needless to say, it’s not the most enlightened system.)
There have been reports of Jim Bob clashing with his son-in-law over Vuolo’s more liberal (by Duggar standards) beliefs, but Jinger’s sisters reportedly believe there’s something to Jeremy’s style of thinking.
One Duggar daughter in particular is said to be very much in favor of Jinger’s new lifestyle, and she’s reportedly considering putting some distance between herself and Jim Bob in an effort to secure some freedom of her own.
Jinger and Jessa Duggar have always enjoyed an especially close bond.
Sources close to the family say the sisters’ relationship has been strengthened by the fact that they both married men who are far more left-leaning than their father.
There have long been rumors of Jessa and husband Ben Seewald seeking a more progressive community outside of her native Tontitown.
And now it seems they may be interested in following the trail blazed by Jinger and Jeremy.
Jinger has openly implored her sister to relocate to Laredo, and on this week’s episode of Counting On, Jessa seemed to imply that she’s considering the proposal.
“We’re not set on staying here forever, but if we were to be called somewhere else, we would pack up and move,” Jessa told Jinger in a scene that many interpreted as a hint that the Seewalds may soon be Texas-bound.
It’s a move that would likely outrage Jim Bob, as the Duggar patriarch reportedly feels he’s losing control of the family dynasty he worked so hard to build.
But at this point, it doesn’t seem that the Duggar girls are all that concerned about angering their over-bearing father.
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