Jinger and Jessa Duggar Posted a Live Chat They Had Together After Jill Duggar Called Out Her Siblings in Her Video
While the Duggars used to be one gigantic, happy family, such is no longer the case. Jill Duggar is reportedly on the outs with her parents and 18 siblings, as she’s chosen a different life for herself. And she recently touched on the family rift in a Q&A video with her husband, Derick Dillard.
After Jill called out her siblings, it seems Jessa and Jinger Duggar decided to post their own live chat they had together — and the timing is quite suspicious.
Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, has talked about a family rift
Jill never says anything negative about her family, so Derick’s often the one spilling the tea. At the end of 2019, a fan asked him via Instagram why it seems like he and Jill never see the Duggar family anymore — and that’s when Derick first confirmed that Jill’s on the outs. He claimed Jim Bob Duggar must give Jill permission to visit the family home, and he said TLC pressured Jill to continue filming Counting On when she no longer wanted to.
Since then, Derick’s spoken to YouTubers and online publications about Jill’s stance with her family. He told Youtuber Without a Crystal Ball that he and Jill are no longer affiliated with the Institute of Basic Life Principles, which is a Christian organization that the Duggars associate with.
Jill and Derick are still open to returning to Counting On if they can renegotiate the terms, though.
Jill explained in a recent video some of her siblings aren’t OK with her choices
It’s typically Derick who talks about Jill’s family situation. But Jill recently touched on it in a Q&A video posted to YouTube.
“Are they supportive? Not always,” Jill said regarding her siblings. “Everybody’s gonna have their opinion about different things. I feel like some of my siblings are probably more like, have something to say about it than others.”
She then added that she does have a few siblings who are proud of her and think she and Derick are doing the right thing by standing by their personal values. But it seems like Jill is definitely aware that some of her brothers and sisters are absolutely not OK with the route she’s taking.
“Not all of them are cool with it,” Jill reiterated. “But some of them are more cool with it than others.”
However, Jill didn’t name names when discussing which siblings are “cool with” her taking a step back from Counting On and the family and which ones are taking issue.
Jessa and Jinger Duggar created their own video right after Jill’s
It doesn’t look like Jill’s siblings engaged with her video at all. But Jinger did post a video showing her speaking to Jessa live on Instagram the same day Jill dropped her Q&A video. Jinger’s husband, Jeremy Vuolo, and Jessa’s husband, Ben Seewald, are also in the video.
The couples started off the conversation with cameos from their daughters, and Jeremy then moved into talking about a podcast episode they all completed together in September 2020.
“You guys were dropping some wisdom on us!” Jeremy told Ben and Jessa.
They then moved into a conversation about charcuterie boards and then a final plug for The Hope We Hold podcast. It seems they didn’t hold the Instagram Live to answer any hard-hitting questions, but just to get some family time in.
Unfortunately, it seems some fans found the interactions between Jessa and Jinger’s families boring — and they would’ve preferred to watch Jill and Derick.
“Why Jessa?” a fan commented. “She is such a know it all and boring. Jill and Derick would have been a better choice.”
So, did Jessa and Jinger purposely hold this conversation to take away from Jill’s Q&A? We may never know, but we hope not!
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