Jill Duggar’s husband Derick shades family calling himself a ‘reformed’ Counting On star and insists he’s ‘enlightened’ – The Sun

JILL Duggar's husband Derick Dillard is going all-in on his feud with the Duggar family as he changed his bio to call him a "reformed Counting On star".

Jill's husband has a strained relationship with the patriarch of the Duggar family, Jim Bob, with the outspoken son-in-law claiming that Jim Bob withheld compensation from their appearances on the family’s reality show, which they left in 2017 after Derick was fired.

The show returned to TLC on Tuesday July 7 and in response, Derick changed his bio on Instagram to read: "Official Instagram of Derick Dillard — Reformed Counting On cast member."

He also added the hashtag #enlightened.

Jill and Derick wed in June 2014 after a three-month courtship, and they have two sons, five-year-old Israel and three-year-old Samuel.

Jill's parents put the feud aside on Wednesday to help celebrate Sam's third birthday, sharing sweet snaps of the toddler on Instagram.




They wrote: "This little guy is 3 years old today! 🤗💙 We love you so much, sweet Sam!!

"Since the day he was born we have known that God has a special plan for his life! We love seeing him learn and grow and follow after his big brother! Happy birthday, Samuel!!"

They appeared in Counting On, which was a spin-off of the long-running series 19 Kids and Counting.#

In 2017, TLC decided to terminate its contract with Derick after he made derogatory comments towards Jazz Jennings, another TLC reality star.

What do the Duggar family believe?

The Duggar family are devout Baptists and the show frequently discusses values of purity, modesty, and faith in God.

The Duggars avoid birth control, saying they have decided to allow God to determine the number of children they have.

All of the children are homeschooled, and access to entertainment such as movies and television is limited.

They practice chaperoned courtship, in which a couple becomes acquainted only in a group setting.

"What an oxymoron… a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality," he said of the transgender teen’s series, I Am Jazz.

“Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God," he added.

Following the outrage, TLC tweeted, "We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future."

Derick defended himself on Instagram after his tweets went viral saying: "My view is no different than most Americans, but I just mentioned it."

Jill later left the show to stand in solidarity with Derick.


In recent months, however, Jill and Derick have distanced themselves further from the family, with Derick telling The Sun they are banned from the family compound when Jim Bob is not there.

Derick added: “I think he’s mainly worried about the influence we might have on his children.”

The law student continued: “Because our visitation to the Duggar house has been restricted and that is where they and their spouses hang out, we have not been able to see other family as much as we would like, so that is difficult.

“We do try to invite brothers and sisters-in-law over as much as they can come.”

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