Jinger Duggar Says She ‘Runs to God’ While ‘Walking Through Deep, Dark Times’
By Movieguide® Staff
Jinger Duggar Vuolo became a reality TV star for her appearances in TLC’s 19 KIDS AND COUNTING and COUNTING ON, but recently revealed the dangers and reality of fame.
“I think a lot of people do look into fame, and they think it’s all beautiful, it’s all wonderful, and yes, as I’m saying, there are tons of perks, but then, you also have to wrestle through a lot,” Jinger said on the “Dinner Party with Jeremy Fall” podcast, according to PEOPLE. “They can think, ‘Oh, you don’t wrestle with anything, you don’t struggle with being depressed one day,’ you know? Or, like, your day hasn’t gone as you want, and how do you get through that?
“I think it’s been more challenging for me personally to figure out how to move past that, and how to truly open up to people.”
At 10 years old, Jinger and her family shot into the public spotlight with their show 19 KIDS AND COUNTING. But their success on-screen did not always reflect the whole picture of the Duggar family.
“We do all feel these things. We have times where we’re walking through very challenging deep, dark times and other people may not know about it or they may not understand that that’s something that’s common to all of us as humans,” she said.
To add to the public eye’s scrutiny, the Duggars have also dealt with tragic family matters.
“I’m like, ‘Okay, I cannot put up with what the tabloids are saying today, I can’t put up with other people’s opinions of even family relationships, what they say about my family,'” Jinger said.
However, Jinger and her husband Jeremy are outspoken about how they turn to their faith in God.
“That’s painful to hear, and so in those times, I just have to go back to, ‘Okay, wait, I’m not defined by what everyone’s saying today. I’m not defined by these things. My identity is only found in Jesus Christ, and because of who I am in Christ now, it doesn’t matter.’ I don’t have to worry about other people’s opinions of me and I think that’s something that I wrestle with and I think my family wrestles with,” Jinger said.
“We are people of faith and we have faith in God and so I think for me in those times when I wrestle the most, I just run to God,” she added.
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