‘Counting On’ Fans Think Jill Duggar’s Thanksgiving Photo on Instagram Looks Fake
Whether you just started watching Counting On recently or you’ve kept up with the Duggars for years, there’s no doubt they’ve attained quite a following over the last decade. While it all began with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, it’s now their adult children who are making headlines. And Jill Duggar along with her husband, Derick Dillard, and their two kids, Israel and Samuel, are constantly in the news.
Jill and Derick are no longer featured on Counting On due to Derick’s past controversies, but fans still follow them both on Instagram. Jill posted about her Thanksgiving plans for 2019, too. But her followers think the post looks totally fake. Here’s what they’re saying.
The Duggar Family Instagram showed off their Thanksgiving celebrations
The holidays are a big deal for the Duggar family, and Thanksgiving was no different. The Duggar Family Instagram, which is seemingly run by Jim Bob and Michelle, shared photos from the feast as well as a blurb about the big day.
“Before we eat, our family tradition is to go around the room and for each person to share what they’re thankful for. The challenge is, everyone has to say something different. That can be a little difficult if you’re the last one, or when everyone is thankful for the same thing — FAMILY!!” the caption for the post read. The post also explains that in addition to all the Duggars being invited over, the family invites others in the area who don’t have a place to go for a Thanksgiving meal.
Jana Duggar, the oldest Duggar to still be living under Jim Bob and Michelle’s roof, also posted about the big day. “Thanksgiving isn’t only about the turkey & the dressing, it’s about being thankful for what God has given us!” she captioned her post that included photos of the turkey, friends, and family.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard didn’t spend Thanksgiving with the Duggars
It looks like quite a few famous Duggars missed out on Jim Bob and Michelle’s celebration, however. Jessa noted on her Instagram that she spends Thanksgiving with her husband’s family and Christmas with the Duggars as a way of keeping things fair. And Joy-Anna wrote on her Instagram that she was taking a road trip with her husband to visit his family in Texas.
It looks like Jill and Derick also didn’t attend the big Duggar family Thanksgiving. Jill wrote on her blog that she spent the holiday with friends in her own house. She also noted that they watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a family and had a large “Friendsgiving” lunch and fellowship for all of her guests.
Jill’s followers think her photo looks fake
In addition to her blog post, Jill also added a photo from her Thanksgiving celebration to Instagram — and it featured her, her sons, Derick, and a few family friends. “We had a wonderful Friendsgiving yesterday!” she captioned her post. “Haha and the boys had so much fun playing that they were so tired and ready for bed by the time we took this pic.”
It seems some thought the photo looked totally staged, however.
“You can tell this is so fake,” one follower commented.
Another wrote, “Photo shop appearance by Derek?”
Yet another added, “Derek almost looks photoshopped into the pic.”
And others noted that they found it sad that Jill and Derick didn’t spend the holiday with family. There have been plenty of rumors suggesting Jill and Derick have been shunned by the Duggars — and Derick’s recent Twitter posts also suggest he’s not on good terms with Michelle and Jim Bob. So there might be something to the rumors after all.
Another commented, “I find it so sad that you guys seem so separated from the rest of the family. Just because Derek voiced his beliefs, now you are not allow to be pictured together? i’m hoping that’s not how it is but from the outside looking in that’s what it looks like. Makes me sad.”
We’re not sure exactly why Jill and Derick didn’t partake in the Duggar family Thanksgiving. But it seems they’re totally fine with doing their own thing. We’ll have to wait and see what happens for the holidays to come!
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