‘Counting On’ Fans Think Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Are Hurting For Money After a Recent Photo

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard used to be main cast members on the TLC show Counting On. However, the two left the show after a dispute that’s never been super clear, and these days, fans have wondered how they make their money. Though the couple doesn’t appear to be strapped for cash, one photo has fans wondering if they’re hurting for money.

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Duggar and Dillard left ‘Counting On’ in 2017

Duggar and Dillard’s exit from Counting On has always remained a mystery. In 2017, Dillard posted hateful comments toward other TLC stars on Twitter, and fans called for his removal from the show. However, the waters have always remained muddy regarding the terms on which the couple left. Nobody knew for sure whether Dillard had been fired from Counting On or he chose to pull his family from filming. But recently, Dillard blamed a “bogus contract” as his real reason for leaving, saying that he and Duggar wanted out, but TLC didn’t want them to leave the show.

The two just built a new home, though neither appears to have a job

Earlier this year, Duggar had a surprise for fans: She and Dillard had just built a brand new home. While many were thrilled and offered their congratulations, others were confused by how the couple could afford to build a brand new place. Granted, Arkansas real estate isn’t exactly a premium, but still, a new home easily costs six figures — and it doesn’t appear that Duggar or Dillard has a full-time job. Dillard is studying law full time, and Duggar is a stay-at-home mother who cares for her two children and homeschools them. Some were unsettled by the new home, wondering how the two could have afforded it.

One photo has some fans thinking they must be hurting financially

Those who keep up with the Duggars tend to take to Reddit to express their opinions about the family. And one user posted a photo that Dillard had posted to his Instagram account on September 13. “How do you make extra cash?” the caption read; the image featured Dillard delivering for Grub Hub.

“[Dillards] hurting for cash?” The original poster wrote, along with the Instagram photo. 98% of those who voted on the post, which was close to 200 people, agreed with the original poster that it looked like the two were struggling to make ends meet. “So he has a side gig with Grub Hub?” one user asked.

Duggar and Dillard have never disclosed how they make their money  

On the contrary, not everyone thinks the two are hurting for money. “I find it hard to believe that they’re hurting for money. She posed with a $500 purse the other day but said it was a “gift” from someone. Yeah. Right,” one user wrote. To be fair, the Duggars have never disclosed how they make their money, though some people think that Duggar might charge for social media posts, which is common for those with verified accounts. Clearly, the two have enough money to build a home, so it’s possible that Dillard is working for Grub Hub because it gives him a good reason to take a study break. Though there is a lot of speculation surrounding the couple’s finances, we’ll probably never know how much money they have.