This week, the world learned that 22-year-old Jinger Duggar is next in the LONG family line to officially enter a courtship! She’s dating former professional soccer player Jeremy Vuolo, 28.
Jeremy last played for the San Antonio Scorpions until 2014 when the team stopped existing. Luckily for Jeremy, he had a back up career as an ordained minister, something he toyed with throughout his whole soccer career. At one point, he even took a year long hiatus from playing in order to serve on a mission trip!
He is now the fulltime pastor of Grace Community Church of Laredo, Texas. His faith is a HUGE part of his life, as evidenced by his new website, which also features a page dedicated to his and Jinger’s relationship.
But years ago, Jeremy was less than squeaky clean! Though he grew up in a Christian home with a pastor for a father, he still had a wild side that he let loose! Like Jinger, Jeremy was homeschooled by his parents. However, for his junior and senior year of high school, he attended a public school with other kids, and this inevitably led to his SINFUL nature coming out…
In his testimony on his website, he writes, “It was during my senior year that a lot of sin in my heart began to be exposed. I began getting involved in the weekend party scene.. This continued into college…I was part of the college party scene and was not living wisely. I began sliding down the slippery, destructive slopes of lust, selfishness, and pride.”
That slippery slope even landed him in the SLAMMER! In his Testimony video, Jeremy says, “At one point it got so bad that I even spent a night in a holding cell at the local police station for refusing to obey a police officer during a night downtown.
In February 2008, a 20-year-old Jeremy plead guilty to second degree harassment. He was slapped with a $250 fine and a “one-year conditional discharge,” Starcasm reports. Obviously the Duggar parentals approve of Jeremy, since he has reformed his partying ways!