Start fresh. Jill Dillard (née Duggar) and husband Derick DillardMoved into a new house while keeping busy Josh DuggarServed more than 12 years in prison.
“We moved!! It’s been a crazy several weeks for us, but we are finally settling into our new place,” Jill, 31, wrote in a Saturday, June 4, post on the Dillard Family blog.
The former 19 Kids and Counting star continued, explaining that after being sworn in as an attorney in Arkansas, Derick, 33, was in the process of transferring to Oklahoma where he’ll serve as a prosecutor.
Jill revealed that her husband and she are expecting baby No. Jill also moved into a new home with her husband, who is expecting baby No. 3 this summer. “In between all of that, we bought a home on the Arkansas/Oklahoma border (in Siloam Springs), had a few renovations done and then moved in,” the certified midwife wrote. The new location is located about 35 minutes away from Springdale, where her parents, Jim Bob Duggar & Michelle Duggar, live.
The pregnant star shared before and after photos of the kitchen renovation, which included painting all the cabinets and upgrading the refrigerator to stainless steel. The bedrooms were also painted to remove the jewel-tone accent walls.
The Counting on alum continued, adding, “We’ve been settling in the last couple of weeks and trying to get all the things in order before our baby boy (still no name yet!) Next month, he will be here! We appreciate all the prayers during this crazy and exciting season of transition!”
The little one will be her 3rd baby boy. He joins big brothers Israel, 7, Samuel, 4.
Though she didn’t directly mention brother Josh, 34, and his prison sentence, Jill and Derick previously addressed how stressful his legal issues have been in a statement last month. Josh was detained without bail in April 2021. He was convicted the next December of two counts of possessing or receiving child pornography. He was sentenced in May to 151 months federal prison.
“The last several weeks and months have been difficult emotionally,” the blog post read. “Yesterday was another one of those hard days. We are neither rejoicing nor disappointed by the sentence, but we are thankful it’s finally over. The Bible clearly states that God executes justice and vengeance through the governing authorities. Though some believe Josh should have received a greater sentence and still fewer believe he should have received a lighter sentence, God has carried out his vengeance today for his unspeakable criminal activity.”
The statement continued, “Until now, he has yet to be held accountable to the extent necessary to cause change in his dangerous pattern of behavior. It is unfortunate, but it seems that it may take spending over a decade in federal prison, and still more on probation, for Josh to have any potential for rehabilitation to the point he can safely live in society again.”
A 2006 police report, which was expunged, revealed that Josh had allegedly molested five females before his arrest in 2021. Jill and her sister Jessa Seewald (née Duggar) came forward in June 2015 as two of his victims.
Jill and Derick added that they hope Josh “can actually begin to get treatment and begin to work toward a lifestyle where he is less likely to reoffend.”
The concluded, “We continue to love Josh and his family and will be there for them however we can.”