Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s relationship has had its fair share of scrutiny — especially after TLC fired him from Counting On over his homophobic and transphobic comments on social media. But it is not just Dillard’s behavior that sparks rumors of a rocky relationship.
Earlier this week, Duggar posted a photo reading Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend to her kids during bath time. Counting On fans pounced, with many commenting that the book helped them mend fractured relationships. Other fans noted that the book also teaches lessons about being more independent, something her fans have been begging her to do for years.
The Duggar family is known for all of their “rules,” especially when it comes to relationships. In the Duggar family, then men are the leaders in their family, while the women take a backseat. Dillard has been known to treat Duggar as more of an assistant than a wife.
Most recently having her join him in his law school class to help him take notes and delivering a homemade dinner while he stays late at school.
His termination from the hit TV show was a result of comments made about a fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings. Dillard posted that he “pitied Jazz.” Dillard also commented on his ill feelings towards the young star’s parents, claiming that they used their child to promote their own agendas.
The post did not go over well with TLC. The television network quickly took to social media to show their support for Jennings and ensure viewers that Dillard would no longer be appearing on the network. Duggar also left Counting On in a move of solidarity with her husband.
Jill Duggar’s Boundaries post is not the first time her Instagram has seemingly thrown shade at her controversial husband. She also recently posted a pic of her reading the Bible, with parts about adultery highlighted, leading many to believe she was quietly hinting that her husband was cheating on her.
New episodes of Counting On return to TLC in 2019.