Counting On stars Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar most likely make tens of thousands of dollars per episode, but apparently, that’s not keeping them from trying to earn some cash on social media. Recently, Vuolo posted a pic on Instagram of himself with Duggar and their 5-month-old daughter Felicity, and he tagged Brooks Brothers and Ivy City Co.
As In Touch Weekly points out, this was an odd choice for Vuolo. He doesn’t usually tag clothing companies in his social media posts, but the young family definitely looks nice in the pic.
It isn’t clear if this was a paid post, or if Vuolo just decided to tag the companies to let fans know what clothes they were wearing.
Vuolo also added a caption to the photo. He wrote, “I love Sundays with these beautiful ladies.”
Duggar also had fans talking with a recent post praising a Dallas coffee shop. Many were wondering if it was a paid advertisement or a glimpse at her actual life.
In the pic, Duggar had Felicity on her lap. And, as the mother/daughter duo sat next to a beautiful Christmas tree, Duggar was expertly holding a YETI cup.
“[Herbs House Coffee] Great vibes, great coffee!” Duggar captioned the photo. “The place to go for good coffee in Dallas…#dallastexascoffee, #herbshousecoffee, #pickmeup, #bestspotintown, #txcoffeeshop, #honeylatte.”
Fans immediately started to comment that the post looked like a commercial or “paid ad.” Fans thought the pic looked like something that YETI (the maker of the Herbs brand coffee) would sponsor.
Jeremy and Jinger aren’t the first members of the Duggar family to post things on social media that closely resemble advertisements. Jill Duggar has recently been posting pics of herself wearing t-shirts from Oliver & Otis.
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Of course, the Duggars aren’t the first celebrities – or reality stars – to promote products and businesses on Instagram. If you have hundreds of thousands of followers, it can be quite the income stream.
When it comes to the Duggars, it’s kind of nice to know that they are sharing moments from their Christian fundamentalist lives instead of trying to sell a product. You can never really tell what their motivations are.
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo will return with new episodes of Counting On to TLC in 2019.