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'Counting On' Alum Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard

'Counting On' Alum Jill Duggar Calls Derick Dillard Her 'Favorite Person' Amid Spat With Jim Bob

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By Clark Sparky

Is former "Counting On" star Jill Duggar throwing some shade at her father, Jim Bob Duggar? Her husband, Derick Dillard, recently blasted the Duggar family patriarch, as he's done several times in the past. The next day, Jill posted a selfie on Instagram with Dillard and wrote, "Lunch with my favorite person."

So have interpreted this to be a subtle shot at her dad. Regardless, it certainly shows strong support for her husband.


A couple weeks ago, TLC posted an image on Instagram promoting the season premiere of "Counting On." Dillard popped up in the comments to absolutely blast the show.

"Really?! This show is not anything close to reality. From what we’ve seen, not accurate at all. Maybe I’ll start a livestream during episodes, critiquing what is really going on in real time," he commented.


Later in the comment thread, someone complained that Jim Bob is on the show too frequently. Dillard had thoughts on that, too.

"That's because [the show is] still under his control, and he will attack the victims if they threaten his show." Dillard said, and added that Jim Bob "humiliated and threatened" Jill when they tried to leave the show. "Now it's not dependent on us anymore to keep the show going, because more kids got married, so it's more OK if we quit," he continued.


Dillard told The Sun in June that his issue with the Duggar family is only with Jim Bob. He said that they are no longer allowed at the family household, which is where many of Jill's siblings and their kids often hangout. Dillard said this has put a strain on their relationship with the family because they aren't able to visit with them very often.

“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 [members] as much as we would like,” he told the outlet. “That is difficult. … [But] we do try to invite brothers and sisters-in-law over as much as they can come.”

Giphy | Mic

Dillard has not appeared on the show since he made transphobic comments about another TLC reality personality, Jazz Jennings, in 2017.

He has also been highly critical of TLC for cancelling "19 Kids and Counting" amid the bombshell Josh Duggar molestation scandal released by InTouch in 2015, but then giving the family its own show once again with "Counting On."

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