Here’s Why Everyone Thinks Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Might Get a Divorce
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard, the second couple to be married out of the Duggar family’s 19 kids, have been married for quite a while. But recently, Derick Dillard has made some questionable moves. Now, fans think it’s evident Jill and Derick don’t have a happy marriage. Here’s why.
Jill and Derick tied the knot back in 2014 on ’19 Kids and Counting’
19 Kids and Counting highlighted two major Duggar weddings during its run (the show was canceled in 2015 after Josh Duggar’s teenage sexual abuse scandal was uncovered), and Jill Duggar’s wedding was one of them. Jill and Derick met through Jill’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, who served as a prayer partner of Derick’s while he did missionary work in Nepal. The two didn’t formally meet until 2013, and it took a while for them to be in a place where they could see each other frequently. The couple eventually began courting and finally wed in 2014.
The couple later starred in ‘Counting On’
After the Josh Duggar scandal had settled, a new TLC show highlighting the daughters’ lives, Counting On, premiered. Jill and Derick’s new life was at the forefront. The couple had one son, Israel, shortly after their marriage, and welcomed a second son, Samuel, in 2017. Jill and Derick began to do missionary work in South America and eventually launched their own nonprofit to bring the Lord’s teachings to South American countries. However, things began to slowly unravel for the couple. Since Derick was not an ordained missionary, donors began wondering where their money was going. While there is no evidence of wrongdoing, it was enough to get people to stop donating to the charity. Eventually, the charity folded, and things went south for the couple in late 2017.
Derick made some controversial comments and was allegedly fired from the show in 2017, which sources say put a strain on his relationship with Jill
Derick took to social media in 2017 to condemn TLC’s acceptance of transgender television star Jazz Jennings. In August, Dillard tweeted that “transgender” is a myth, and TLC was attempting to make reality out of a “non-reality.” He also added that gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God. He also made negative comments about two other TLC stars, husbands Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent and their family. His harsh comments led TLC to allegedly fire him, although Derick suggests he was not fired from the show at all. He said he and his family left the show voluntarily; he thought it was best for them. The couple is not featured in the newest season of Counting On.
Derick’s controversial comments reportedly did not go over well with Jill’s parents. While the family is very conservative, they also believe in accepting all people, as God would want, and did not see eye to eye with what Derick said. Sources said this caused tension between Derick and Jill.
Derick has recently missed several events, prompting further questions about marriage issues
Derick is studying to become a lawyer, so there may be times when he needs to miss out on fun happenings to get his studying in. However, Derick has recently been absent from several major family events, which has only raised the idea of marriage troubles even more. Derick did not accompany Jill to her younger brother’s recent wedding. Also, he was a no-show at the Duggar family’s recent annual Christmas party. Jill and Derick have not commented on the rumors about divorce (and the Duggars have been known to quickly shut down rumors), which only adds to the speculation.
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