The fact that former stars Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard skipped the Duggar family’s 2020 Christmas party was no surprise to Counting On fans.
He and his wife didn’t even receive an invitation, according to Derick.
However, Jessa Duggar says that is simply not true. She says no one in the family is “left out.” But if that’s the case, why hasn’t Jim Bob Duggar reacted to the surprising allegations of Derick and Jill?
Jim Bob Duggar has been berating the former “Counting On” star for years now.
“At the end of 2017, Derick and Jill left “Counting On”.
The pair have been increasingly outspoken since then about why they have wanted to abandon reality TV. Derick and Jill have made YouTube videos in recent months answering the questions of fans about the messy situation.
But long before that, on social media, Derick had been cheating on Jim Bob.
However, that wasn’t always the case.
Jim Bob is, as Cafe Mom points out, the reason Derick and Jill met. Jim Bob was Derick’s mentor several years ago and he introduced him to his daughter.
Anything about their estranged family relationship between Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard https://t.co/L7qCZv0GQc- E! News (@enews) October 22, 2020 Derick was living in Kathmandu, Nepal at the time, so he started a long-distance relationship with Jill. Jim Bob ended up traveling with Jill to Nepal so she could meet Derick personally and begin her courtship with the two.
After that, Derick and Jill’s relationship moved really soon.
Just a few months after meeting, they married, and at 19 Kids & Counting, Derick became a regular before it became Counting On. Nevertheless, it did not take long for trouble to brew between the young couple and their kin.
Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar argue that Jim Bob regulates his children, and the money from TLC
In several posts on social media, Derick Dillard reported that the key reasons for the collapse of the Jim Bob relationship were money and power. In her and Derick’s latest YouTube posts, Jill doubled down on these claims.
Derick and Jill attempted for a long time to leave Counting On before finally leaving in late 2017.
They clarified that they were rebuffed each time they attempted to follow their own ventures and interests.
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The couple also says that all of the TLC money the family got over the years was held by Jim Bob.
Since 2008, The Duggars have had their own reality show. What the family receives for the show is not explicit, but some have estimated as much as $40,000 per episode.
Derick and Jill said they had to hire attorneys in order to get the money.
Jill was finally able to claim benefits, which Derick claims amounts to little more than the minimum wage.
Why did the former stars of “Counting On” skip Christmas with the Duggar family?
Jill and Derick also turned up at family gatherings after leaving’ Counting On.’
But, in late 2019, that started to change. Duggar Thanksgiving was missed by Jill, Derick and their sons Israel and Samuel in November 2020.
They missed Christmas 2019, too, and this year, the same thing happened.
At the Duggar place, Jill and Derick skipped Christmas 2020, and the explanation had little to do with the pandemic.
He and Jill did not get an invitation to the wedding, according to Derick.
“No, we were not invited or told about it,” Derick said on Instagram to a fan.
But when Jessa Duggar was asked by a fan about a family Christmas party, she told another story.
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“How can this be a Duggar family Christmas when your sister and brother-in-law aren’t there because your family ostracized them?” the fan asked Jessa on her YouTube channel.
She answered rapidly, “No one is excluded.”
The Dillards were invited, but chose Derick’s family to celebrate the holiday.
Who’s telling the truth here isn’t obvious.
But with his in-laws, Derick has been highly transparent about the split.
For more juicy info about this new Duggar feud, fans will have to track his social media pages.
At present, Counting On is on hiatus.