We’ve been watching the Duggars on reality TV for over a decade, and they appear to share everything about their lives with their viewers. Jim Bob and Michelle were the first to bring their 19 kids into the spotlight, too. And now, it’s their adult kids who are getting all the attention — especially Jill Duggar.
Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, used to be featured on Counting On and 19 Kids and Counting. But the couple took a step away from television and instead keep their fans informed with what’s going on with them and their kids, Samuel and Israel, via social media.
Over time, eagle-eyed fans have gathered evidence that Jill and Derick don’t get along with Michelle and Jim Bob. And Derick’s recent claims regarding where he and Jill stand with Jim Bob made fans react on the Duggar Family Instagram’s Christmas post.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard seemingly didn’t spend Christmas with the other Duggars
Counting On regularly features fan favorites like Jessa, Jinger, and Jana Duggar — but Jill rarely makes appearances anymore. Derick and Jill got in trouble with TLC after Derick posted transphobic remarks to Twitter regarding Jazz Jennings. And after that, some claimed Michelle was upset with the negative press Derick brought upon the other Duggars.
Now, Duggar fans are really starting to think Jill and Derick aren’t welcome to Duggar parties. The Duggars often post photos of their holiday and weekend gatherings to Instagram, and Jill is rarely seen. As for Christmas 2019, it looks like Jill and Derick weren’t at the Duggars for this event, either.
The Duggar Family Instagram posted multiple photos from the holiday. Jim Bob and Michelle, the younger siblings who still live under their roof, many of the Duggar grandkids, and the most famous of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids spent time together to celebrate. But Jill and Derick were missing.
Derick said he and Jill need permission to go to Jim Bob and Michelle’s home
Derick doesn’t hold back when discussing his relationship with the Duggar family. Recently, he’s taken to Twitter and Instagram to share the injustices that have occurred to him and Jill regarding Counting On. And In Touch Weekly reported on Dec. 27 that Derick touched on some of the rumors that circulate regarding his and Jill’s relationship with Jim Bob and Michelle.
According to the publication, one of Derick’s Instagram followers asked him if he and Jill attended the Duggar family’s Christmas event. Derick answered, “we had our own little Christmas, and some international friends joined us.” From there, the conversation turned to why Derick and Jill aren’t on Counting On anymore and where they stand with the other Duggars.
Derick mentioned that while he and Jill spend time with the Duggars, it’s more difficult than ever. He wrote, “yes, but it’s just harder now because we’re not allowed at the house when JB isn’t there. Jill even had to ask JB permission to go over to the house to help her sister when she was in labor because her sister wanted her help, but Jill couldn’t provide the assistance until we got it cleared with JB.”
Fans are slamming the Duggar Family Instagram’s Christmas post
Derick sharing his side of the story on his Instagram isn’t doing great things for the Duggar Family’s Christmas Instagram posts. While plenty of followers wished the family a merry Christmas, others slammed for the family due to what Derick posted.
“So much for your love of ‘Jilly Muffin.’ Those poor grandkids… maybe Jim-Brat’s toxic ego needs to become less of a priority,” one follower commented.
“So the ‘perfect’ family isn’t so perfect, after all! Why are the Dillards banned from the house??” another wrote.
“Was the issues between y’all and Jill’s husband worth not spending time with your daughter and grandkids on Christmas? I bet not. What a joke,” yet another added. “I feel bad for Jill and her kids having to put up with stupid crap.”
The Duggars have yet to comment on Derick’s claims, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens next.
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