Duggars, new digs! Jill Dillard (née Duggar) shared photos of her new house as she and husband Derick DillardGet ready to welcome your third child together.
The 31-year-old 19 Kids and CountingAn alum posted photos of the home renovations to Instagram. “We are so excited to show y’all a sneak peek of our new house!! We knew we wanted to make a few changes to the new place to update it + add some personal touches, so we scouted around and found someone to help us,” she captioned the Monday, May 25, post.
Schneider Painting was praised by Jill for their assistance with the home renovation. “The whole team made our experience so smooth and the work quality was fabulous,” she wrote.
Jill, the fourth and final child of Jim Bob DuggarAnd Michelle DuggarDerick, now 33, began dating her husband in 2013. Derick, now 33, met Jim Bob 56 during a two-year mission trip in Nepal that was held the same year. “The more I spent time with him and observed his integrity, sweet spirit and love for God and serve to others, the more I fell in love with him,” the Growing up a Duggar coauthor wrote on the couple’s wedding website.
After the couple got engaged in March 2014, Jill told ABC, “We’re just really trying to keep our relationship focused not on the physical but really just more on communication and continuing to learn more about each other. We’re saving our first kiss and things beyond that for our wedding.”
Since exchanging vows in July 2014, the couple have welcomed two sons — Israel, 7, and Samuel, 4. Jill and Derick shared via their blog that they were expecting a 3rd child.
“We’ve been keeping a little secret! Ever since we were devastated last fall by the miscarriage of our sweet baby, River Bliss, we have prayed that, if it was God’s will, he would bless us with another baby,” the post read. “We are excited to announce that God has answered our prayers and we are expecting our rainbow baby due July 2022! We are so thankful for a healthy baby and pregnancy so far and we look forward to finding out the gender soon!”
TLC television personality, appeared on 19 Kids and CountingFrom 2008 to 2015, she lived with her siblings and parents. This was canceled after the death of her brother. Josh Duggar’s child molestation scandal. A spinoff called Counting OnIt premiered in 2015, but Jill & Derick left the show two years later. In an October 2020 YouTube video, the Arkansas native spoke out about the decision.
“We found out we didn’t have as much control over our lives as it related to the show and stuff, as we needed. We had to make a decision at that time to kind of put the show aside … to pursue our own goals and everything. That’s when we made that decision,” she said.
The mother-of-two continued to hint at family problems. “There’s been some distancing there. We’re not on the best terms with some of my family. We’ve had some disagreements, but we’re working toward healing definitely and restoration, but we’re having to kind of just take some time and heal,” she said.
Josh’s recent legal troubles have only added more stress to her family relationships. The oldest Duggar sibling, aged 34, was convicted in December 2021 of possessing and receiving child pornography. She is currently facing up 20 years in prison.
The Counting On alum addressed her brother’s conviction via her blog shortly after the judgement was announced.“Today was difficult for our family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of child abuse and exploitation. We are thankful for the hard work of law enforcement, including investigators, forensic analysts, prosecutors and all others involved who save kids and hold accountable those responsible for their abuse,” she wrote.
While Josh is awaiting his sentencing, Jill & Derick are focusing on building a safe, happy home for their growing family. “We are so happy with how everything turned out,” the Duggar sister said about the home renovations via Instagram.