Former Counting On star Jill Duggar shocked her fans this past weekend with an Instagram post. Duggar shared some pics of her sons Samuel and Israel, and added a pic of her husband, Derick Dillard, vacuuming the living room. But, it is what she wrote in a caption that left fans stunned.
“My hubby is the best! Last pic of him vacuuming for me while I prepared lunch!” wrote Duggar.
Fans were not impressed, and many of them slammed Duggar for claiming that her husband was vacuuming for her.
“He’s not vacuuming for you. He lives there too, and his children live there as well. He’s just vacuuming. There’s nothing special about this,” one fan commented.
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Another fan wrote that Duggar had set the bar way too low for her husband. Dillard is a grown adult who lives there too, and it should be a normal expectation for him to contribute to helping around the house.
Despite all of the controversy Dillard has caused with his social media activity — even causing TLC to fire him from Counting On — Duggar has stood by her husband’s side. And, she has continued to support him and praise him, but many believe she often goes overboard. One follower even claimed that Duggar was “desperate for him to look good.”
As OK! Magazine reports, Duggar’s social media followers have also criticized her for showing up at Dillard’s law school. On one occasion, she even brought the kids with her to visit Dillard at the University of Arkansas campus.
One fan wrote that law school isn’t family friendly, and Duggar needs to branch out and find hobbies besides her husband.
After leaving Counting On late last year (she left voluntarily after TLC fired her husband), Dillard has made an attempt to become a fundamentalist Christian version of Martha Stewart. She has posted recipes and parenting tips on her social media pages and the family website, but it doesn’t always go well.
Fans caught her trying to pass off recipes as her own, but she is still cooking for her family on the regular, and Dillard has come to her defense with praise for her meals. Their oldest son Israel also seems to be OK with what his mom makes for dinner. But, baby Samuel doesn’t seem to be impressed.
In one of the Instagram pics Jill Duggar posted last weekend, Derick Dillard was serving Samuel some Lime & Cilantro Beans, but he had a “get me out of here” expression on his face.
New episodes of Counting On will return to TLC in 2019.