Derick Dillard has delayed his answers to fan questions on Instagram and Twitter. While many followers believe Derick’s decision to eliminate Jim Bob as a control freak, who officially kicked the family’s money off the family feud, if you look closely, it’s clear that things have been sour between the Dillards and the Duggars for a while. Jill’s siblings comment on her Instagram posts, her cousin even defends her on Twitter and Instagram, but Jill’s parents haven’t publicly acknowledged her in over two years.
‘Counting On’ – The last time Jill was featured on the family’s Instagram page was over 100 weeks ago
The cold war between the Dillards and the Duggars seems to reach back much further than a few weeks. On closer inspection, Jill hasn’t been mentioned by the Duggar family on their official Instagram page since Joy-Anna Duggar’s wedding. Even then, Jill was only included in the group of “older girls”, who all happened to be married when Joy walked down the aisle. Joy-Anna married Austin Forsyth in May 2017.
The last message on the official Instagram page of the family that even mentions Jill and Derick relates to the birth of Sam Dillard, Jill and Derick’s second son. Sam, who was born in July 2017, spent several weeks in the NICU, according to In Touch. The photo that shares the Duggars’ Instagram page contains a watermark, suggesting that the family can spend very little time with Jill’s children.
‘Counting On’ – The last time she was given a shoutout on the family blog was in 2017
Jill’s absence isn’t just in the family’s Instagram page. Since 2017, Jill, Derick or her two children are no longer mentioned on the family’s official blog. The last mention of Jill and Derick on the family blog was a congratulatory post about Sam’s birth. The blog post did not contain any written words. Instead, it was a collection of festive videos.
Several of the Duggar children offered personal videos to Derick and Jill. Jim Bob and Michelle also posted a congratulations video, but there was something strange about their recorded message. The couple didn’t mention much about their daughter and son-in-law. They concentrated on Sam’s size and the fact that he was the eighth of many grandchildren to come. That was it, and it was the last time fans got a message to or about Derick and Jill.
Jill’s birthday has come and gone several times since then. The birthdays of her two children have passed without any celebration from the Duggar family. Clearly, something is terribly wrong. The lack of recognition for Jill is especially disturbing when you realize how hard the matriarch and the patriarch are working to recognize some of their other children, even those who have disgraced the family.
‘Counting On’ – Meanwhile, Michelle wrote lengthy prose about her eldest son for his birthday
While Jill seems to be persona non grata to Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, they find it fine to publicly acknowledge their eldest son, Joshua Duggar. In March 2019, Michelle went to the family’s blog to offer the eldest child a massive happy birthday message. In the post she discusses the miracle that Josh is, at least in her eyes. The rest of the world is far from enthusiastic about Josh’s behaviour.
Nevertheless, Michelle spent paragraphs discussing the supposed good qualities of the 31-year-old. She wrote, “You are a thoughtful and sensitive man, a caring brother to your brothers and sisters, and we are so blessed that you are our son! Followers of the family were absolutely shocked.
After all, Josh is the Duggar descendant who admitted to molesting several of his siblings. He washed away one scandal with a second. His second scandal revealed that Josh had cheated on his wife during their marriage. He resigned from his job in the nation’s capital around that time and went home to Arkansas. Rumor has it that Josh, Anna and their six children now live in a boarding house at the Duggar family compound. He may also be the subject of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security.