Jill Duggar’s husband says her dad BANNED them from the family home because he’s ‘worried about their influence’ on kids – The SunJune 8, 2020
JILL Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, exclusively told The Sun that her father banned them from the family home because he’s “worried about the influence” they may have on his younger children.
Jill, 29, and Derick, 31, have been breaking away from the strict family in recent years, as the son-in-law claimed Jim Bob, 54, withheld compensation from their appearances on the family’s reality show, Counting On.
Derick also claimed Jim Bob prohibited them from the family compound when the patriarch is not there.
Derick exclusively told The Sun: “I think he’s mainly worried about the influence we might have on his children.”
Jim Bob and TLC did not respond to The Sun's past request for comment regarding the banned claims.
Jill and Derick have rebelled against the conservative family since they stopped filming Counting On in 2017.
Jill has broken the family’s modest dress code, as she’s traded in long skirts and dresses for jeans, and sleeved shirts for tank tops.
The mother of Israel, 5, and Samuel, 2, also got her nose pierced and cut her hair short.
They chose to enroll their oldest son in public school, despite the Duggar tradition of homeschooling their children, and they allow their children to listen to rave music as opposed to strictly Christian songs.
Derick said of their rebellion: “We have not personally received any pushback from either our family or our church.
“To my knowledge, most of the families in our church also have dancing children who listen to music and go to public school.
“Different things work for different families, and each family must determine what works best for their family.”
Derick previously told The Sun that the estrangement from his in-laws has also caused a rift with Jill’s siblings.
Derick said: “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 then can come.”
Derick continued: “We hope and pray God would restore relationships where there is brokenness.
“But, at the same time, we recognize that only God can change people’s hearts and bring healing.”
As a result of the feud, Jill and Derick were absent from Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with her family.
Jill, who is one of 19 children, also missed her sister-in-law Abbie’s baby shower and her younger sister Joy-Anna’s gender reveal.
The couple also ignored the Duggar family’s social media posts to celebrate their birthdays.
Jill did not wish Michelle, 53, a happy Mother’s Day on Instagram, despite doing so in previous years.
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