Fans Suspect Jill Duggar’s Husband, Derick Dillard, Is No Longer Welcome in the Duggar Family Home

The Duggars have been causing controversy for years, and it all started with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar when they featured their huge family on TLC. With shows like 19 Kids and Counting and eventually Counting On, we’ve had a chance to see all of the family members grow up over the years. And while there are certainly a few fan favorites, Duggar sleuths continue to be fascinated by Jill Duggar and her controversial husband, Derick Dillard.

While Derick and Jill are no longer featured on Counting On (Derick’s hateful Twitter activity of the past can be thanked for that), the couple still has a strong following on social media. And it seems some fans have theorized that Derick isn’t welcome into the Duggar family home at all anymore. Here’s why.

Derick is rarely seen at Duggar family events anymore

Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard
Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

The Duggars are a huge bunch, and it seems like all of the siblings generally have a wonderful relationship with each other and their parents, Jim Bob and Michelle. On the Duggar family Instagram, they’re often seen together gathering a few times per year — and the spouses of the Duggars seem to always get an invite, too. While many of the husbands and wives of the family members are in attendance for holidays, gatherings, and other such events, it seems there’s one spouse who’s typically missing — and that’s Derick Dillard.

After Derick unleashed a series of hateful tweets and got him and Jill fired from Counting On, it seems this may have affected his relationship with the family at large. There are additional reports that Jim Bob and Michelle have had to ask Derick to stop bringing negative attention via social media to the family, too. One insider told Radar Online, “Everything that Derick has said has caused the family bad press,” and the insider then went on to say that Jim Bob and Michelle are particularly “pissed off” from Derick’s behavior.

Reddit users theorized he’s no longer welcome in the home

The insider who spoke to Radar isn’t the only one who’s noted Derick’s odd relationship with the Duggars. Fans on Reddit seemed to notice that while Derick seemingly wasn’t attending Duggar events anymore, it also seemed like Jill wasn’t present, either. As one user questioned, “So does Jill not get invited to supper with the rest of the family? I know it’s been suspected but geez.” And another recently added, “It seems that way. The last time she was photographed in that house, it was at the ugly sweater party at Christmas when JB and Michelle were in CA.”

Finally, another Reddit user chimed in with a few answers. “She was there a in February, though noticeably without Derick,” they added. They then went on to explain that they theorized that they think “it’s Derick who’s not welcome at the ‘big house'” which would “make it difficult for Jill to see her family.” Another Reddit user also confirmed that Jim Bob and Derick were “on the outs,” which would also explain why he’s never at the Duggar home and Jill rarely makes appearances anymore. And others seem to think it’s Derick who no longer gets along with Jim Bob anymore, so he wouldn’t want to go to the family home, either.

Fans think this could be affecting Jill’s relationship with her family as well

Jim Bob was the one who initially introduced Derick to Jill, so if the family and Derick are, in fact, feuding, then this turn of events may be particularly difficult on Jill. And fans seem to think there’s already evidence mounting that Derick’s negative relationship with the other Duggars is wearing away at her. Reddit users noted that Jessa and Jill seem to be communicating primarily through Instagram rather than in person or via private text. This could be because they want the world to see their conversation — but fans believe it’s because Jill and Jessa rarely see each other in person anymore. As one fan theorized in the comments about the Duggars, “They are probably getting together to watch the finale of Counting On. It would be awkward to have her [Jill] there, she shouldn’t have said anything.”

We may never get the truth regarding Derick and his relationship with the Duggars, of course. Fans are still pushing for him to write a tell-all book explaining his side of the story, however.

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