Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8:00 PM, Courting Jinger (Episode 12)

The big day is almost here! Count down to Jinger's wedding with a look back at the special place she's held in the Duggar household.

60 minutes

Ratings:  950 K viewers and a .23 rating.

    

42 comments:

past & future said...

Truth be told. Jinger held the space in the household of a poorly educated slave girl who was evil enough to have a dream to become a photographer in the city. that dream was destroyed and now she's marrying what looks like a controlling older man without a decent income. Thanks to TLC, he will be rolling in money soon for somehow conning his way into marrying this clueless girl/woman. Jinger will be at his command and under his rule, like she was under Jimbob in her childhood days.

Cat said...

Sadly Past and amp and future, you are right about her going under his command.Sadly,I think he is looking for tv exposure and found an easy way in, his grandparents and parents are not like the Duggars, but sadly, Jeremy will become unrecognizable after Jimbob does whatever it is he does to turn them into his clones and then their contact with their own family is almost forbidden.. I loved his grandma, I hope she can help Jinger...

Special Ed Lady said...

Jeremy just turned 29. Jinger will be 23 soon. Age wise no big deal but experience wise he is way ahead.

Heart in Florida said...

I'm expecting Jeremy's appearance to go downhill after marriage. Look what Ben and Derick have become....Jinger will start with their "Duggar home-haircuts", and begin to dress him worse and worse..the fashion change for Jeremy has already begun..we all noticed how awfully dressed he was during their NYC tour. Note to Jeremy: Keep your own sense of fashion and PLEASE shop with your new wife for HER clothing. Jinger needs help in that department. Lose the denim jackets, dowdy sweaters and those awfully depressing colors, Jinger...nothing wrong with looking good in your modest-wear.

FirstTimePoster said...

Just saw this on MSN - Anna Duggar soon to file for divorce

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/divorce-rumors-swirl-around-anna-and-josh-duggar/ar-AAjMPnE?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

Michelle said...

I've seen a couple of articles on the divorce rumors. I hope it's true, but I'm not holding my breath. Although it appears to come from InTouch, and they are reasonably accurate. They were the ones who first reported the Josh scandal.

*crossing fingers*

Sarahi Conde said...

It says she's been hanging out with some knew friends that have given her a different perspective.. Maybe that's why we've been seeing her less on the show? Hopefully that's why she has been dressing a little nicer and has actually learned how to put on her make up and curl her hair right, I've noticed she's blending her make up better and has ditched those stupid princess spiral curls

Goodie said...

I wonder if it's really Josh who wants the divorce. And they're making it look like Anna wants it so that Josh will remain the wonderful son.

Heart in Florida said...

I don't think there is any divorce at all. It's just publicity.

Cat said...

I also think maybe its Josh or both, they had the kids because it was expected and part of the Duggar plan, they got married for one reason only and I dont believe for a second he ever loved her..

Mary Walczak said...

Just saw the video Jim and Michelle put out to congratulate the couple. Michelle's hairs looked liked-Cousin It- color version and remake.

Mary said...

hi


Hi

Just saw they got married this weekend. Please tell me 1,000 guests. Who has 1,000 people
in thier lives?

Mary








Dawn P. said...

Add in the Bates with their 19 kids plus theIr spouses And kids, Kirk Cameron and his large family and a few others and you can see how they quickly get to 1000.

And we still have Jeremy's friends and family...and he is Italian. I believe that many Italian families
are close and loving so he might have had several there.

Aunt Bea said...

There is no need to invite the entire household to the wedding, is there? I have had many wedding invitation that didn't include the children...only the couple and perhaps their more grown up children, 16 + in age. Simple to do.

sandi said...

Oh wow....the video JB and M did at the wedding on youtube got 1127 thumbs up,and 3697 thumbs down.LOL

Horse trader said...

Y'all need to remember that in these cults, events like the Big Sandy conference and weddings are pretty much the only opportunity boys and girls who AREN'T named Duggar or Bates get to meet/check out potential mates. Remember it was the BS conference (pun intended) where Josh and Anna met, just before fame and fortune came to the Duggars. OF COURSE every fundy family with unmarried children would be there. I imagine getting to 1000 was pretty simple.

lisa magines said...

these family have to bring their children they have no baby sitters. they cannot afford them? if they have a large family.

Aunt Bea said...

Frankly, I don't think a lot of Jeremy's family from the NE went to this wedding. A lot of effort for not much "after". If it were me, I wouldn't have attended. We just send the wedding check gift in the mail. I'm Italian from the NE.

Judy said...

I really doubt that Josh and Anna are getting divorced. She has much more to lose if she divorces him, from her point of view.

HannahW said...

https://www.instagram.com/snark_king/
This Instagram has behind the scenes photo to see bridesmaid's dresses, shoes, etc from the wedding.

Sharla said...

Those photos were all posted on radaronline.

morganw323 said...

Random thought/question...since the wedding date was shrouded in secrecy, there was not a public registry on any of the common sites like Bed Bath and Beyond and Walmart--at least that I was able to find using their actual names. Jill and Jessa both had enormous registry wish lists... Are we to expect that Jinger didn't do the same or perhaps asked for no gifts? Or just expected a boatload of cash/giftcards? I suppose they could've used aliases to set up the registries if they really wanted that much privacy--anyone been able to find anything about this aspect of the wedding? I'd be interested to see if she went hog wild with the registry gun like her sisters did.

Heart in Florida said...

I think after all the flack Jill and Jessa got with their ostentatious display of wedding registries, pre-nuptial publicity, Jing and Jer were private about it. I'm sure they, too, had a lot on their wedding registries. Jim Bob and Michelle were going to make sure that "Jinger got hers".

Alby said...

It's not too difficult to have 1,000 Fundies attend your wedding when they show up with 10 kids per family. I doubt these people give great gifts. Does anyone know what they guests were served at the reception?

Sharla said...

Kind of against my better judgement one of sites said they served meatballs, cheese, crackers, vegies and dip, and three flavors of cupcakes.

Another reminder that complaints that the Duggars don't receptions to suit a different cultural sensitivity will be deleted. They do what is cultural to their society.

Heart in Florida said...

I hope whenever TLC airs the wedding episode they don't dedicate 55 minutes of recap footage and 5 minutes of the actual event. They have done that in the past and we didn't see much of the wedding OR the reception. We (or I, for one) would like to see all of the Duggar clan, Deanna included. I'm interested in what they all wore to this wedding.

got2bdrc said...

I looked at the wedding pictures. There seemed to be a shortage of smiles. Jinger's dress was very pretty, but the "official" portrait shows the bride with a very strained. And the shot of the couple in the getaway car made them both look shocked. Since that was probably Jinger's first time alone with Jeremy, her discomfort was to be expected. I hope they'll be happy; her upbringing isn't Jinger's fault. Hopefully, Jeremy will expose Jinger to the real world and they won't make a baby "Down Under".

too bad,so sad said...

got2bdrc-Your post made me really wonder. You hoped that they would not make a baby "down under" LOL-great phrase. However, with never being allowed to be alone together how do they even have a conversation about these important parts of a relationship and marriage? You know expectations, desires, goals?
A questionnaire was described and JimBob was the one to give it out and read it. Shouldn't Jinger be the one to read the answers and have a chance to talk to Jeremy about the information before they wed?

Gen said...

What's with all those tiny flowers arrangements Jeremy gave her. Ok, flowers are expensive, but if you don't have money for a bigger bouquet, then get her chocolate or something. Yes, I know that TLC would probably spring for the flowers. Which makes the size even more baffling.

Andrea said...

"950 K viewers and a .23 rating." Close to a million people watch this yesterday? OMG are people that desperate to not think about Trump / Clinton? I'm so confused.

Stephanie said...

But the blessings are people too. They would NEVER not include a bunch of kids

Despicable Duggars said...

I saw a small section of the episode about Jinger & her pace in the family on the internet & it left me feeling so bad for Jinger, who is such a talented photographer, even without the proper education. She knows a great deal about the use of proper lighting etc. especially for someone who has not had the education required to be a stand out photographer & perhaps one day have a business of her own. What in the world is wrong with this family? Michelle loves to go on at length, about how she worked after her marriage in real estate & helping Jim Bob in a number of businesses. I am a nurse & if I had a daughter or son who had such an interest & natural talent for anything in their life, I would be working every extra shift I could, in order to provide the education that would be necessary for a successful & hopefully happy life. I think it's absolutely just as important for a daughter to be educated, as you never know how life will turn out. I had no idea when I went into nursing that I would meet so many women working as nurses, that were able to support their families & help their children receive a good education. It may not be easy but it can be done. I also know that there are many women working as waitresses & sometime 2 or 3 other jobs, to help their children get an education. I think the Duggars are a disgrace & I'm so sorry that people continue to support Jim Bob, who is using those girls especially, as cash cows.

Cat said...

Interestingly, Anna worked at the car lot with Josh, even when the baby was born,she brought the baby with her, I wonder why......

Wheez said...

Was it just me, or was the "all about Jinger" episode more about Jessa.

Meme said...

Despicable, the short answer to your question about what is wrong with this family is that they are members of a dangerous cult. The broader answer is something we are ALL grappling with every day on this forum.
You had me choked up talking about what you would be willing to do for your children to help them make their way in this world. Most people, I would hope, feel as you do. We want to do FOR our children and NOT for personal gain! Now consider the "Duggar way". They expect their children to do the cooking, cleaning, laundry - even the actual parenting of the younger children. They insist on a life of ease at the expense of their children. No wonder the girls are so elated when they marry and escape the drudgery.
I don't know if you were a viewer back when Michelle had her miscarriage but I knew right then that something was wrong wrong wrong with this lady. Many of us have had miscarriages and gone through the hellish cycle of disappointment, sadness, anger, depression, etc. But Michelle Duggar's grief was, IMO, completely over the top - I'm just gonna say it, ladies. The photos, burial, service, drama. I personally know how much it hurts but this was something else besides just grief - again, in my opinion. I remember being stunned at her lack of consideration for her other children who were all but forgotten. (And just look at how they have used and abused those other kids, especially the girls, as you pointed out). I'm not sure that we will ever know what is wrong with this family.

Smokey said...

That was the one thing about the Roloff family, they let Jeremy go to college and study photography. If only Jinger had had that chance and it doesn't seem as though Jeremy was as passionate about it as Jinger. Their parents didn't do their kids any favors. Do you know how many Duggarites are going to be on welfare in Arkansas in the next 20 to 30 years because of Jim Bob and Michelle?

I wasn't a big fan of the Roloff family but they did some things right.

Sarahi Conde said...

In reply to weez comment " is it me or is all about jinger episode more about jessa"...
Right! I only watched the last of it but it was just jessa talking and talking and it even featured HER bridal shower or whatever, jinger talking about jessa and how much a blessing she is, did jinger not have any words at Jills bridal shower?? If anything it should have been jessa giving thanks for jinger and speech about how wonderful she is... I'm starting to believe the rumor that says jessa is the master mind and comes up with the ideas for the show...

too bad,so sad said...

Despicable- I agree about Jinger.
As someone told me a long time ago: This is your real life, not a dress rehearsal. Go out and live it!

It is just wrong to not let Jinger and the others to go off and study what they are talented in. Unlike many of us they don't have to scratch up money for it. The parents have made millions over the past 10 years.
Education is to broaden your mind. It doesn't have to be job training. Going to a great art college for photography could be an experience that would be life changing. If someone has a talent, and we all do, it is just wrong to not expand it if you possible could.

Here is hoping that as time passes and more of the kids reach adulthood some of them break out.

Heart in Florida said...

The Duggar parents not only prevent their children from officially studying what they like, like Jinger's photography, they also heavily limit the contact they have with "outside people" as these people might influence them and cause the Duggar children (and ADULT CHILDREN) to question their upbringing and lifestyle that has been drilled in to their heads. It is really sad that isolation and ignorance and lack of socializing is the norm for them. I really wonder how Jinger is going to adjust to being around some more mainstream people in Jeremy's family and in Laredo. She and Jessa have already been hugged and kissed (on the cheek) by non family males who ARE NOT THEIR HUSBANDS a few times. I'm sure they can see that it is THEIR FAMIILY that is odd with the "no hugging" when greeting someone, etc. crazy rules.
Slowly, Jim Bob and Michelle will lose the stronghold they have on their children as they marry off.

Smokey said...

Honesty I don't see any real change happening to any of the Duggar children until Jim Bob departs this world. I think they are all heavily influenced by what he has taught them and his opinion of them. Not only that, for many of them he holds the purse strings. I think after that, we might see some honest to goodness change. It will be interesting to see how the dynamics change.

Wheez said...

I would've liked to have seen Jinger's baby pics, childhood pics, have the family talk about her as a child like they did the other wedded girls (remember Josh announced Jill was the tattletale) and define her as someone other than Jessa's sidekick. I thought it was said that she was especially close to Joe. Why not let him describe her. Maybe as others have stated, they just reaired old footage to cut costs. Or maybe they had so many kids they can't remember things specific to her.

Noah said...

They are all so childish to the little girls. Especially to Josie and Jennifer (when Jill was talking about the notes). Poor Jenni, I really feel for her