Jill Duggar Wants Husband Derick Dillard to Stop Talking About Her Family’s Drama, According to New Report
Counting On alum Derick Dillard can’t stop stirring the pot when it comes to the Duggar family. The husband of Jill Duggar has been spilling secrets about his family’s time on the show and promising fans a tell-all book that will supposedly reveal even more juicy details. But his wife might not be fully on board with her husband’s loose-lipped ways, according to a new report.
Derick Dillard has been speaking out about his in-laws and ‘Counting On’
Derick has not hesitated to share his unvarnished opinions about his father-in-law Jim Bob Duggar and his experience on Counting On. He has claimed Jim Bob controlled the Duggar family’s relationship with TLC and decided which kids received money from the Counting On. Derick has also said he and Jill weren’t given a say in how they announced important personal events such as their engagement or her pregnancies.
“The conditions we were filming under took us to the brink of sanity and could have easily destroyed our lives if we had continued that trajectory,” Derick tweeted in December 2019. “We are now trying to pick up the pieces.”
The law student has also referred to Jill as a victim of abuse and said she was pressured to continue filming the show even when she wanted to quit. Jill and several of her siblings were sexually abused by their older brother Josh as children.
Jill Duggar would like Derick Dillard to stay quiet
As Derick has become more vocal in his criticisms of Jim Bob, some Counting On followers have praised him for sticking up for his wife. But it sounds like Jill might wish that her husband would keep his month shut.
A source close to Jill told In Touch Weekly that the mom of two would “rather her husband stayed quiet.” When it comes to the feud between Derick and her dad, she’s “trying to stay out it.”
The source added that despite rumors that she’s been cut out of her large family’s life, Jill still gets along with her parents.
“It’s no secret that Jim Bob doesn’t approve of his son-in-law, but he does love his daughter Jill, and he will stand by her choices,” the source said. “Jill and her parents are on good terms. She chats with them all the time.”
Jill appears to snub her mom on Mother’s Day
Exactly how close Jill is with her parents these days isn’t clear. In recent months, she has been spotted dining out with her mom, sisters, and nieces and nephews. Her mom and a couple of her siblings also stopped by her house to wish son Israel a happy fifth birthday (from a distance). But her father has been conspicuously absent from her social media. And on Mother’s Day, Jill publicly snubbed her mom Michelle.
Jill’s big sister Jana called their mom “selfless” and “truly a picture of Jesus” in her Instagram post, while younger sister Jessa said she was “in awe of how you parented so patiently and gently.” But as her siblings gushed on social media about their mom, Jill stayed quiet.
Last Mother’s Day, Jill was effusive in praise of her mom, calling her a “role model” and “amazing.”
“She demonstrates what a selfless, joyful, patient mother should look like as she raised and continues to raise all 19 of us!” Jill wrote. “She is the most loving person you’ll ever meet!”