Jinger Duggar and husband Jeremy Vuolo ‘want to QUIT Counting On over horrible contract and low paycheck'
JINGER Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo are having "deep conversations" about QUITTING Counting On because of their "crazy contract," a source has exclusively told The Sun.
The reality TV star couple, who share two-year-old Felicity and newborn Evangeline, have been on screen for years, with Jinger initially starring on 19 Kids and Counting – which followed her parents, Michelle and Bob, and their huge brood.
She then began appearing on the TLC spin-off, Counting On, with husband Jeremy.
The pair tied the knot in November 2016 after a brief courtship of just over a year.
Fans of the show began speculating about the couple's departure earlier this month, after realizing the pair didn't use the network to reveal their happy baby news.
Asked if the rumors about them quitting the show are true, an insider told The Sun: "Yes. It's not definite yet, but they are having deep conversations about quitting.
"The contracts with the network are a bit crazy, they are very locked in and it stops them from making money in many other ways.
"They can't do a lot of media or appear on other TV shows, the money is controlled, it's horrible, and they are trying to build their lifestyle brand now.
"They've had discussions with family members and the network about leaving, and they are unsurprisingly desperate to keep them signed on for years to come."
The source added: "What they make an episode is also embarrassingly low, it's just over $1,500 for each of them.
"And there's definitely drama surrounding how the money is split up between members of the family."
The insider said Jinger, 26, and Jeremy, 33, signed a four year contract which ends in 2022, and they are looking at their options for the future, having launched their own Christian-inspired accessories line.
"Jinger has grown up in front of the cameras, but she thinks it could be time to step away, especially now they've moved to LA and they're doing their own thing," the source added.
"They would also be interested in getting involved in other TV projects in the future, but right now they are prevented from doing so."
Jinger's sister, Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, have already exited Counting On back in 2017- and he even accused the program of staging fake scenes.
Derick has given different reasons for his departure from the show, with his latest claim last year being that he and Jill wanted out of a "bogus contract."
In a now-deleted tweet, Derick told a fan the couple quit their missionary work because "TLC wouldn’t release us from a bogus contract that we weren’t even aware of."
When pushed further by the confused follower, he added: "It makes perfect sense considering the fact that thats [sic] why we quit filming – TLC kept trying to keep us from missionary work."
Meanwhile, viewers took to Reddit to speculate over whether Jinger and Jeremy are leaving the show after they failed to film a video for the birth of their second daughter.
One user wrote: "Why Jinger and Jeremy haven’t made a video for TLC to announce Evangeline’s birth?
"They usually do one right after the baby is born, but so far nothing. The show was renewed Justin [Duggar] talked about it after his engagement. Are the breakout stars from the show leaving?"
Another commenter chimed in: "TLC at least made a post with a photo shoot. I think we are seeing less since there is no active season going right now."
One person even suggested they may be "holding out for more money."
Jinger and Jeremy recently launched their new business venture, Hope & Stead, after relocating from Laredo, Texas, to LA last year, selling everything from hats to scented candles.
They also began recording their own podcast earlier this year and are releasing their first book, The Hope We Hold, in May – as they continue to build their empire.
The Sun has reached out to Jinger and Jeremy's rep who declined to comment, while TLC did not respond.
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