Former 'Counting On' Star Jill Duggar Continues To Rebel Against Jim Bob's Strict Rules

Former 'Counting On' Star Jill Duggar Continues To Rebel Against Jim Bob's Strict Rules
Source: Instagram

It has now been a year since Jill Duggar and her husband , Derick Dillard, parted ways with TLC and her family’s reality show, Counting On. And the young couple does continue to rebel against her fundamentalist parents and break the strict rules.

According to The Hollywood Gossip, Duggar let her sons, Israel and Samuel, watch a secular Christmas movie during a “date night” with their mom, while Dillard was studying for finals. Duggar shared a video of her and her boys getting ready to make some popcorn for the evening. Even though she looked excited about their plans, Israel and Samuel didn’t appear to be into it.

The little ones did have some good excuses. Israel appeared to have just woken up from a nap, and baby Samuel was being the baby that he is and rolling around on the kitchen floor. However, as soon as Duggar announced that they would be watching All I Want For Christmas Is You, Israel’s interest piqued.

The 3-year-old started to get impatient for the movie to start, but Duggar tells him that they have to make the popcorn first. Meanwhile, Samuel continued to seem pretty indifferent, but he is just a baby.

The interesting thing about Duggar’s choice of movie for her boys is that it is a film based on the classic Mariah Carey song.

In the movie, a young girl wants a puppy for Christmas, but her parents aren’t convinced that she should have one. So, they agree to let their daughter puppy-sit a dog named Jack. And, if she can take care of the dog, then she can have one of her own.

This secular premise has nothing to do with Jesus. And, it breaks Jim Bob Duggar’s rule that the family can’t consumer secular entertainment. He doesn’t allow his kids to watch any movies or TV shows that aren’t Christian-based.

This isn’t the first time that Duggar has allowed her boys to watch non-Christian entertainment. She has allowed them to watch the popular cartoon Peppa Pig. So, it looks like Duggar and Dillard are opening up their children to different experiences.

Also in the posted video, Duggar explained that her husband was at a coffee shop and studying for his law school exams. Since Dillard started law school in the fall, fans have noticed that he has left his wife to parent alone. And, they have also voiced their concerns about Dillard becoming the opposite of a civil rights attorney.

Since Dillard is in school, and the couple no longer has Counting On income, Duggar is doing everything she can to save money. She recently confessed that she is relying on hand-me-downs from her sisters to limit her spending.

New episodes of Counting On - without Jill Duggar and her controversial husband - will return to TLC in 2019.


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  • A.Roddy
    A.Roddy Nov 26, 2018 12:28 AM PST

    How can Jill be so broke? Oh yeah minors on reality TV do not get paid. They are not considered actors in reality tv. She spent at least a couple or three seasons on the new show, who got that money?. Her husband failed to be a provider whisking her away to Central America or whereever after quitting a decent job. Yet they are raised to believe they are only good to marry even if the dude is a slob that they barely know. If reality TV forced parents to set aside money for kids just think how much she would have/This law is only applicable in 3 states. I can'tt imagine spending all these years forced in front of cameras to foot the bill for mom and dad then get nothing in return for giving up my privacy. Them claiming to be a 'Christian' family does not make this okay people. Also it wasn't' last year they were let go or released from TLC it was back in the spring.

  • Marie
    Marie Nov 24, 2018 7:28 PM PST

    There's only rebellion if there's authority. Even in the Duggars' world, JimBob no longer has any authority over his daughter, and he never had any over Derick. If Derick's ok with it, whatever 'it' is, then there's no rebellion.

  • Andy
    Andy Nov 24, 2018 5:26 PM PST

    From what I recall, Jim Bob and wife run their home with sincerity and are highly involved with their children, so choosing what their children watches is more commendable than anything. I don't think he makes rules for another adults household, like Jill. This isn't rebelling to me as much as a grown woman's choices. I think Jim Bob is pleased with his daughter and son-in-law even if they run their houses differently.

    • A. Roddy
      A. Roddy Nov 26, 2018 12:18 AM PST

      Obviously you have no clue who these people are. Read their books. It mentions playing 'instant' obedience games and blanket training. Google Duggar beliefs They aren't going to say that on TV are they? And no child is grown unless they are married DO you not see an issue with a 28 yr old woman still under her parents' thumb seemingly with no desires to move, sleeping in the same room with kids ten years younger. Yet Joy Anna several years younger has more control of her life. Please don't forget they completely dismissed Josh's behavior in molesting the daughters and another friend. And Jill is hurting for money because she has a lazy husband.

      • Cindy
        Cindy Nov 26, 2018 6:41 AM PST

        They said blanket training can b deadly

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