‘Counting On’: Did Derick Dillard’s Recent Comment Just Confirm He Drinks?
While the majority of the Duggar family was celebrating Jim Bob Duggar’s 55th birthday on July 18, Derick Dillard and his wife, Jill Duggar, were hanging out with the family’s rebellious cousin and her husband. The gathering at Wellington’s and the evidence that it happened have family followers chattering away. Not only did Amy Duggar appear to throw shade at her uncle, but Derick Dillard may have confirmed, once and for all, that he and his wife don’t mind having an alcoholic beverage now and then.
The Duggar family doesn’t drink
Michelle and Jim Bob do not drink. They have stated that fact repeatedly, and even took to protesting businesses that served alcohol in the past. According to a Reddit user, the family’s ultra-conservative Christian Ministry, the Institute of Basic Life Principles, considers any level of imbibing to be akin to alcohol abuse. Members of the ministry are encouraged to abstain from drinking completely.
That doesn’t mean all of the Duggar kids avoid alcohol entirely, though. Rumors have swirled that Jinger and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, may drink wine. The pair, however, has never confirmed that rumor. The Duggar girls have admitted to giving an alcoholic beverage a try at the fancier events they attended as a family, according to In Touch. In the old interview, however, none suggested drinking was something they would indulge in again.
Derick Dillard has alluded to the fact that he may drink
Derick kicked off rumors that he indulges in alcohol from time to time when he took to Twitter to suggest he never said he didn’t drink. Derick didn’t go into further detail, but the comment was enough for family followers to start speculating on his drinking habits. There are plenty of reasons to believe Derick doesn’t have an issue with people who drink and might drink himself.
Derick had a traditional schooling experience, including living on campus at Oklahoma State University. According to Niche, OSU has a solid party scene, and students have plenty of access to bars and special events. Derick also lived aboard for several years, where access to alcohol would not have been difficult to come by. Again, his drinking habits were all speculation, until now.
Derick Dillard may have just finally confirmed his stance on alcohol
Derick and Jill recently joined Amy Duggar and her husband, Dillon King, at Amy and Dillon’s most recent business venture, a whiskey and cigar lounge. Amy documented the visit on Instagram, and Derick left a comment on the photo. In his remark, Derick stated, “Thanks for treating us! We had a great time! Good food, drinks, and company (not necessarily in that order ;).”
While Derick never specifically stated what he was drinking, family followers assume he had an alcoholic beverage. After all, few people would mention “good drinks” unless they were drinking a cocktail or some other custom concoction. On the day Jill and Derick visited Wellington’s, the lounge was serving an adult brunch, complete with a Mimosa bar.