Are Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard in Financial Trouble Since Leaving ‘Counting On’?
Jill Duggar is quiet, mild-mannered, and polite — and we doubt she ever expected her husband, Derick Dillard, to make such a splash. More recently, however, we’ve seen a lot less of Jill and Derick ever since the two were removed from TLC’s Counting On. Though Derick maintains the couple chose to leave the network on their own accord, TLC has said they no longer allowed Derick to take part in the show due to his transphobic and homophobic tweets. And now that the two are on their own to take care of their children without the network’s paycheck, many fans are wondering if Jill and Derick are hurting for money.
Are the two hustling hard and living paycheck to paycheck, or are they managing their finances just fine? Here’s what’s suspected.
Jill recently became an Instagram influencer
The Dillards may not have TLC on their side anymore, but fans who follow Jill on Instagram have noticed she’s been advertising some new products on her page and joining new partnerships that are surely bringing in some income. In Touch Weekly reports on Dec. 3, 2018, she posted about her partnership with clothing company Oliver and Otis and provided a discount code on Instagram. And this isn’t the first time Jill has tried her hand at being an Instagram influencer, either. She’s also posted in the past about her partnership with FabFitFun, though after online ridicule, she immediately deleted the post.
Fans aren’t too impressed with her current partnership with Oliver and Otis, either. As one of her followers wrote, “We follow you for YOU and not selling stuff like all the rest. We all know reality TV money is A LOT … Please don’t sell out.”
She’s also participated in online giveaways for small prizes
Eagle-eyed fans also noticed that Jill was participating in online giveaways — and while this isn’t necessarily strange behavior, the prizes she was going for didn’t amount to much. OK! Magazine reports a family friend of Jill’s announced on Instagram that if people followed her and tagged three friends in the comment section of the post, they’d be entered to win various gift cards. Jill jumped on the opportunity and tagged three of her sisters in the post. But fans were most surprised that Jill would bother at all, considering the gift cards were just $10 a piece. As one commenter posted on Reddit, “She’s probably hurting for money.”
Fans think Jim Bob Duggar is helping them, too
While having two children is quite the expense, that’s not all the Dillard family has to worry about. Currently, Derick is going to law school — and fans also suspect this is hurting the family’s limited income, which is why Jill may be turning to social media influencing for help. OK! Magazine notes fans also suspect Jim Bob Duggar is helping his daughter and son-in-law out with their expenses, as he’s certainly still seeing a nice income from TLC.
Jim Bob may also be helping out Derick and Jill in hopes that law school will better Derick’s behavior online. The publication notes sources told Radar Online that both Jim Bob and his wife, Michelle, told Derick he needs to lay off social media since his shameful posts were hurting the family’s image.
Jill still accepts hand-me-downs from her sisters
Growing up with 18 siblings, Jill’s certainly no stranger to hand-me-downs — and she’s still happily accepting her sister’s belongings now. OK! Magazine reveals Jill herself said hand-me-downs from family are greatly appreciated in her household. And we know this would meet the approval of her parents, as they solely shopped at thrift stores when getting clothes for their gigantic family years ago.
Perhaps if TLC allows Derick and Jill back on to Counting On, the family will purchase new clothing once again. Until then, we doubt we’ll see them shopping at a mall anytime soon.
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