From pregnancies to courtships to personal projects, it’s tough to keep up with everything the Duggars are up to these days. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were the first to thrust their 19 kids into the spotlight. And now, all eyes are on quite a few of the adult Duggar children, as they have their own social media presence to help keep their followers informed on what’s going down.
Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth, took to YouTube to answer some frequently asked questions. And Joy-Anna’s husband mentioned that they visit the Duggar family home for family night every week. We can’t forget that at the end of 2019, Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, claimed he and Jill rarely see Jill’s side of the family. And we’re doubtful Jill ever attends the weekly Monday night gatherings that Forsyth mentioned.
Derick Dillard claimed Jill Duggar needs permission to go to the Duggar family home
If there’s anyone who’s willing to speak out against the Duggars, it’s Dillard. While Jim Bob was the one who first introduced Jill to her now-husband, Dillard has shared many scathing opinions that could ruin the Duggar family name via Instagram. And at the end of 2019, he told Instagram followers where he and Jill seem to stand with Jill’s side of the family now.
Dillard told one of his Instagram followers that he and Jill occasionally see the Duggars, but “it’s just harder now because we’re not allowed at the house when JB isn’t there.” And he elaborated further when prompted.
“Jill even had to ask JB permission to go over to the house to help her sister when she was in labor because her sister wanted her help, but Jill couldn’t provide the assistance until we got it cleared with JB,” Dillard continued. And he then blamed TLC for pressuring him and Jill to remain on TV.
Joy-Anna Duggar’s husband, Austin Forsyth, said the Duggars have weekly family nights
Thanks to Dillard’s Instagram comments, fans have an idea of how little Jill sees her family. But just because Jill’s not included in family events doesn’t mean the other Duggars don’t spend quality time together. Joy-Anna and her husband took to YouTube to answer some frequently asked questions, and Forsyth discussed the weekly family nights he attends at the Duggar family home.
“We see her family at least a couple of times a week,” Forsyth told the camera. “Every Monday night we have family night at her parents’ house. So, we all get together, the ones that are in town, and just hang out, catch up, and try to stay close as a family.”
Forsyth also mentioned that “both sets of grandparents” babysit his and Joy-Anna’s son. “And so we’re always dropping him off and letting them help us while we go do stuff.”
We doubt Jill attends any family nights
We know the Duggars are close, but many fans may not have known that Joy-Anna was seeing her parents multiple times a week. As for Jill, she frequently posts what she’s up to on her social media. And considering she didn’t even attend her family’s Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, we doubt she’s over there for Monday family nights.
While Jill may not be close with Jim Bob according to what Dillard said, she still maintains a good relationship with her sisters. Jinger was just in Arkansas visiting from California, and the Duggar women all shared photos and videos of their gigantic get-together that included Jill.
Jill’s busy with her own life, so we doubt she feels she’s missing out on the Monday night fun. And we’re betting her decision to enroll her son into public school might put even more distance between herself and her parents. But we’ll have to see how it plays out in the future!
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