Fans of the Duggar family know that things are rocky between Derick Dillard and Jim Bob. Jim Bob’s son-in-law has been exposing a few of the family’s secrets. And, he’s also open about TLC contracts and how Jim Bob doesn’t pay the kids properly.
Per Derick, he and Jill are only allowed at Jim Bob and Michelle’s home with Jim Bob’s permission. In an interview with The Sun, Derick said, “I think he’s mainly worried about the influence we might have on his children.” While Jill and Derick are still strong Christians, from what they share on social media, they appear to be less conservative than the rest of the Duggar family. For example, Jill wear pants instead of skirts and has a nose piercing. They’re also sending their son to public school in the fall.
So, fans are shocked to see that Jill hung out with several of her sisters this week. The gathering was at her home. In a series of Instagram stories, Jessa Seewald documented the get-together. In this video, you can see that Jill, Joy-Anna Forsyth, Jessa, and Jana were there, as well as their children.
Derick also mentioned that he and Jill try to have Jill’s siblings over when they can. But, Duggar fans assume that Jim Bob doesn’t necessarily approve of them all hanging out together. If he truly has concerns about the influence Derick and Jill may have, he might not be happy that they are seeing each other.
The Duggar daughters have kids that are close in age though. So, it only makes sense that the children would want to see their cousins.
Jill and Derick Dillard aren’t allowed at Duggar family events
As mentioned, Jim Bob must approve of Jill and Derick going to the “Big House.” So, the couple and their two young sons are rarely present at family events. They’ve missed out on holidays, gender reveals, baby showers, and more.
It’s unclear if the relationship between Jim Bob and Derick will ever improve. It seems like things continue to get worse, with Derick recently talking about the “broken” relationship they have.
Despite the drama, Michelle and Jill seem close. On Jill’s birthday, Michelle and a couple of Jill’s younger siblings stopped by for a visit. They did the same on Jill’s son Israel’s fifth birthday. Perhaps Michelle and Jill are attempting to stay out of it. Maybe they’re letting Jim Bob and Derick work it out between the two of them.
So, what do you think of Jill and her sisters hanging out? Share your thoughts below.
Counting On returns to TLC on Tuesday, July 7. Though Jill and Derick won’t be on the show, nearly everyone else in the Duggar family will be. Stay tuned for more updates about the show.