This is an interesting thought. I wrote in Becky in the third row precisely because I found the idea of Derick cheating hilarious on its face. Nobody would want him, and he doesn’t seem like the type. There are a lot of things I wouldn’t be surprised to learn about Derek, but I would be surprised to hear he was carrying on with another woman. Jeremy, on the other hand, very much seems like the type — shallow, easily flattered, image-obsessed. I would not be the least bit surprised to hear, down the road, that he was stepping out on Jinger or even that he had left her for someone else. I think he loves Jinger and Felicity, but I think he’s always going to have that streak that wants the shiniest, best, newest thing.
Do you think Jinger realizes this is part of the bargain she’s made? I wonder if that explains the changes we’ve seen in Jinger? She’s the only one of the girls who seems to be a good homemaker — their house is always picked up, there’s no clutter or chaos, the baby is always clean, happy and impeccably dressed. She seems to have learned to cook relatively healthful meals, including fresh produce. She stays very thin, even right after giving birth, has learned to do her makeup so it actually looks attractive rather than the standard Duggar raccoon eyes and too much bronzer, and always dresses in a way that looks fashionable and polished, even just for a quick trip to the grocery store. Her recent hair adventures seem to have been a misstep, but she’s learned to go for updos and hats to cover the worst of the damage. Maybe she just likes staying fit and looking good, because it such a change from how she was raised. I do wonder, though, whether part of it is her way of making sure Jeremy’s eye doesn’t wander.
There is nothing I find more irritating than a grown man who calls his girlfriend “Mama.”