Jessa Duggar had a feeling that her younger sister Jinger might hit it off with Jeremy Vuolo before the pair even met—and it was all due to his sense of style.
The older Duggar sister and her husband, Ben Seewald, recounted the first time they met Jeremy in Monday night’s season premiere of Counting On. The foursome was grabbing a bite to eat together in San Antonio, Texas, when talk turned to the first time Jeremy entered the family’s sphere.
“Me and Jessa were planning to meet up with her family for a little family vacation, but we got into town first,” Ben said. “We had a few extra hours before we were going to meet up with her family, so I called up a friend of mine that lived there. He was at work, but he said, ‘Hey, there’s some people from our church having some pizza over at a friend’s house.’ He said, ‘I’ll call up somebody and they’ll come pick you up and bring you over.’ We met up behind the Alamo; we walked up there and he picked us up and drove us over to [Jeremy’s] house.”
Once they were at the house, Ben said he instantly clicked with Jeremy, a young pastor and former pro soccer player, and thought to himself, “Okay, I really need to stay in touch with this guy somehow.”
Jessa, meanwhile, was busy noticing something else: Jeremy’s sweater.
“I remember what you were wearing that night because Jinger told me that she loved this certain kind of sweater and then you were wearing that sweater,” she told Jeremy, who looked surprised at the revelation. “And so I thought, ‘Oh, Jinger would really like this guy’s style.’”
“Wow, that’s crazy,” Jeremy replied. “It’s amazing the little details.”
Jeremy and Jinger got married last November before nearly 1,000 guests after a whirlwind romance (he proposed to her just one month after they announced that they were officially courting.) Jessa, who served as Jinger’s maid of honor, admitted on Monday’s episode that she didn’t know that the stylish young man she met that day in San Antonio would eventually become her brother-in-law.
“I never thought y’all would end up together,” she said. “It was hilarious.”