It has been a wild couple of weeks for Derick and Jill, but are they really thinking about returning to Counting On? Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar left the series over two years ago after he made transphobic remarks about Jazz Jennings, who stars in TLC’s I Am Jazz. Derick Dillard has been very vocal about his exit over the past few weeks, but a recent comment on Twitter has left some fans convinced he and Jill are coming back to TLC in the near future.
Are Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar returning to Counting On?
Following Derick Dillard’s exit from the series, Jill Duggar decided to support her husband and left her family’s show as well. She recently, however, enjoyed a brief cameo in an episode of Counting On, and fans were quick to ask Derick if he is planning on returning too.
“On the latest episode we saw Jill Duggar,” the fan commented. “It was nice to see her. Is there a chance in between your studies you and Jill Duggar will be seen? Hope you find answers soon and are doing well. I pray your school studies are going well.”
Derick Dillard did not answer the question and replied with a simple, “Thank you,” before moving on. Despite Derick Dillard’s recent comments about TLC and Jill’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, fans considered this a sign that he would return to the series anyway.
Until we get official confirmation, there is no telling if Derick Dillard is really thinking about appearing on Counting On in the future.If his behaviour in the past is something to be overlooked, then there is little chance that he will take action again.
Jill Duggar confirms they will not be back
Last month, Jill Duggar told her social media followers that they have zero plans on returning to Counting On. Jill Duggar explained that the series was too much for their families to handle and that their decision to leave was made in the interests of their children.
“We get asked that a lot… No plans to [return to the show] currently. It just all got to be too much for our little family, so we decided to leave it a few years ago for the birth of our second child,” she said.
According to Pop Culture, Derick has been more direct when discussing his time on Counting On. Over the past few weeks, Derick Dillard has continuously shut down TLC for the way they handle contracts for the series and even called Jim Bob names for negotiating deals behind everyone’s back.
He is also adamant that he left the series by his own choice, despite reports that TLC dismissed him over his transphobic comments. Considering everything Derick has said, it is difficult to believe that he will ever return to the series.
Is Derick Dillard writing a tell-all?
To add more fuel to the fire, Derick just confirmed that he is writing a tell-all memoir about the show and his wife’s family. He confirmed the shocking news on Twitter after a fan suggested that he could make a lot of money by writing his own book.
“That’s the plan, but it will take longer to write because I do most of the outlining/writing on breaks from school,” he shared.
It is unclear when Derick will have time to finish the book, but fans would love to find out what he has to say. Derick is currently completing his law studies at the University of Arkansas, so it may be a long time before he has dropped the tell-pin.
Derick Dillard did not say what he plans to include in the book, but the project will likely discuss his ongoing feud with Jim Bob. A few weeks ago, Derick Jim accused Bob of negotiating contracts without his knowledge and referred to the idea that he was taking the lion’s share of TLC’s money.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard also decided to skip Thanksgiving with Jim Bob and Michelle, something that is a family tradition for the Duggars. The decision added more fuel to the rumors that Jim Bob and Derick are at odds.
Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar enjoy a breakfast date
While we wait to learn more about Derick Dillard’s book, he recently treated Jill to a surprise breakfast and manicure/pedicure.
Taking to social media, Jill Duggar placed a picture of herself while she was enjoying McDonald’s breakfast while waiting for her hands and feet to be treated.
“My MIL surprised us with a fun gift…she offered to watch the boys for us and sent us on a breakfast date + mani & pedi for me!” Jill explained. “With Derick in the thick of finals right now, this was the perfect getaway and just what we needed for a few hours!”
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🎁My MIL surprised us with a fun gift…she offered to watch the boys for us and sent us on a breakfast date + mani & pedi for me! With Derick in the thick of finals right now, this was the perfect getaway and just what we needed for a few hours! 🎄 So…if you’re still trying to think of a gift this Christmas for ppl with young kiddos…lemme just say, this would be a great idea! ❄️And feel free to tag anyone who needs ideas lol ❤️ #MimaNailedIt #thankful #manipedi #breakfastdate #sweetheart #mcdonaldscoffee☕️ #sausageeggandcheesemcmuffin #besthubbyever #finals #flashcards @cldilla @shopalwaysmore
Jill added that fans this holiday season should do the same for their important others, and we have to admit that it’s not a bad idea.
TLC has not commented on the rumors that Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar could return to Counting On as normal cast members. Fans can see the rest of the Duggars in action when new episodes of Counting On Air arrive at TLC on Tuesday night.