‘Counting On’ Fans Think Jill and Derick’s Q&A Was So Much Better Than Jinger and Jeremy’s

Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard recently opened up in a candid Q&A. In the Sept. 16 YouTube video, the ex-Counting On couple answered fan questions about why they chose to send their oldest son to public school, their decision to drink alcohol occasionally, and Jill’s work as a midwife. 

Jill and Derick’s question-and-answer session was a hit with their followers, who were excited to hear them speak frankly on so many topics. That overwhelmingly positive reaction was in contrast to how some people felt about similar Q&A videos that Jill’s younger sister Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo have shared on their Instagram accounts. 

Jill Duggar’s fans love that she’s speaking out 

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Many of Jill’s 1.7 million Instagram followers were thrilled to see her speaking about her recent life choices. By embracing public school and drinking alcohol, Jill has broken with many of her conservative family’s traditions, and her supporters were eager to hear her talk about those issues. 

“Love your family’s transparency! Keep it up,” one wrote. 

“So good to hear some different and authentic answers other than the normal stuff,” another commented. “Whilst I don’t agree with you both politically, it is nice to hear some genuine honest answers.”

Others were impressed by the way Jill and Derick interacted in the video. 

“I loved how you respected Jill’s time to speak and only stepped in to answer when she was struggling. It was clear you both had discussed the answer and knew each other’s mind,” one person commented on Derick’s Instagram

Some ‘Counting On’ viewers compared Jill Duggar to her sister Jinger Duggar 

Side by side image of Jill and Derick and Jeremy and Jinger
(L-R) Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard; Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra; Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Discovery Channel

After watching Jill and Derick’s forthright video, some people couldn’t help but compare it to a similar Q&A with Jinger and Jeremy. They felt Jill and Derick had a more natural and healthy dynamic than the other couple. 

One person called Jinger and Jeremy’s video “sad and embarrassing.”

“Jeremy kept cutting her off and sounded so degrading towards her. I can tell you and Derrick respect and truly love each other! You guys are genuine and not staged for the camera,” they went on to write. 

“When you are answering a question and your husband is listening to you, interested in your words, not jumping in, not correcting you, you know you got a good one,” another follower noted. 

Some ‘Counting On’ fans have concerns about Jeremy Vuolo

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The comments about the way Jinger and Jeremy interacted with each other echo concerns some people raised on an Instagram video the couple shared earlier this year. In the clip, Jinger and Jeremy asked each other a series of “would you rather” questions. But the couple’s vibe in the video was a red flag for some viewers.  

“Your husband sat there belittling and embarassing you and you just had to sit there and endure,” commented one person, who expressed concerns about Jeremy’s behavior.

Other critics noticed Jeremy spoke over his wife or argued with her answers. Some thought Jinger felt she had to come up with answers that would make her husband happy. 

“I have a question for Jeremy. Would you rather have a spouse that is her own person or one that is exactly like you?” one asked.

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