Jill and Jessa Duggar Haven’t Made Any Comments About the Other Duggars Taking a Trip to California

The Duggars have graced our TV screens for over a decade thanks to Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar bringing their kids into the realm of reality television. And since they arrived, it seems the Duggars have never left. Now, thanks to TLC’s Counting On and social media, we get to see what the family’s up to when they’re on TV and during the off-season. And thanks to Instagram, we recently saw that the Duggars took a trip out to California.

Not everyone was in attendance, of course, as it’s hard to get everyone from the large family on board for a trip. But Jill and Jessa, two of Jim Bob and Michelle’s most famous daughters, appeared to not make any mention or comment on any of the posts about the California trip.

The Duggars just took a trip to California to visit Jinger Duggar

We’re willing to bet we’ll get to see the Duggar’s recent trip to California play out on Counting On. But until then, it was great to see multiple posts from the Duggar Family Instagram as well as Jana and Jinger’s Instagrams showing what the trip was like.

“Thankful that John David was able to fly part of our family to Arizona to meet up with some others who are on a road trip! We all got to spend the day together enjoying views of the Grand Canyon,” the Duggar family posted in early October. And after that, the same Instagram posted photos from Phoenix, Arizona, the American Girl Store in California, and one featuring Jinger, Michelle, and Josie.

Jana added her own photos from the trip, too. And Jinger also added a few sweet photos of Jim Bob and Michelle with her daughter, Felicity.

Jill and Jessa haven’t made any mention of the trip

While the Duggars are on a grand adventure, a few key members of the family are missing out on the fun. Jill, who’s married and busily taking care of two sons of her own, was noticeably absent from the trip. And Jessa, who’s also holding down a household with three kids, was as well. Joy-Anna also didn’t attend — but she commented on this photo of Michelle and Jinger showing she wished she could have made the trip. “Y’all are so pretty!! Sooo wish we could be there!!” she wrote.

Lauren Duggar, Josiah’s wife, made her own comment on a post of Jana’s that features Jana and John-David’s wife, Abbie, too. “Beautiful! Love and miss you two! -Lauren,” she wrote.

As for Jill and Jessa, it appears they haven’t commented on any of the recent California posts from any Duggar family member. Considering how often they comment on their family’s posts (especially Jill, who’s known for her emoji usage), this does seem odd.

Why aren’t they involved?

(L-R) Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Jill Duggar, and Jana Duggar visit 'Extra'
(L-R) Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Jill Duggar, and Jana Duggar visit ‘Extra’ | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

There could be many reasons as to why Jessa and Jill didn’t attend the trip in the first place. If the trip is going to be featured on a future episode of Counting On, it’s unlikely Jill would be allowed to be featured, as her husband’s transphobic tweets of the past got them removed from the network. It also looks like Jill’s quite busy with her life at home. She posted a photo showing she’s spending time with her mother-in-law, and another showing all of her church friends she’s currently surrounding herself with.

As for Jessa, she’s been noticeably absent from Instagram altogether — and she even changed her Instagram profile photo to an image of her husband. She’ll occasionally make posts, comment on her family’s posts, and add photos or videos of herself on her Instagram Story, but her lack of interaction with the California posts shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

There’s a good chance Jill or Jessa may backtrack and comment on the California posts at some point in the future. Or perhaps they’ll go and visit Jinger for themselves!

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