Because of his years on reality television and his multiple social media rants, it’s safe to say that fans know quite a bit about former Counting On star Derick Dillard. We know that the 29-year-old has controversial views that led to TLC firing him last year, but where did all of that come from? Is he a family outcast? Or is he exhibiting typical Dillard behavior? It turns out, he has a younger brother, Dan, and the two have a lot in common.
Duggar family insiders claim, Dan is a “better-looking version” of Derick who – unlike his brother – doesn’t appear to have aged at all in the past few years. But, the two are the same when it comes to their employment status.
Dan’s LinkedIn profile says that he graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2013 with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations, but his latest Instagram post reveals that he currently doesn’t have a job – just like his big brother.
He was the Senior District Executive of the Ozark District with the Westark Area Council up until last week, but the rumor is that he quit because the Boy Scouts of America recently dropped the “boy” from their name and now allows girls. However, there is no evidence to back up that claim.
Meanwhile, Derick continues to be unemployed after TLC fired him from Counting On last year because of his transphobic Twitter rants, and then he proceeded to ask for money from fans via various fundraising platforms.
The backlash came immediately, with fans calling him a “scam artist” and a “bully” who was asking for money because he lost his job for making fun of a teenage girl.
Dan is just like Derick when it comes to their engagements and marriage. Dan married his wife Deena just four months after getting engaged back in 2016 – a well-known Duggar move –, but they did wait more than a year to get pregnant. Dan and Deena are expecting their first child in September.
The younger Dillard has yet to go on any Twitter rants of his own, but his brother is refusing to be quiet. Last week Derick went after Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent and said they had a “travesty of a family” because TLC features the same-sex couple who raises their young daughter on the show Nate & Jeremiah: By Design.
After his controversial comments, the hosts of The View discussed the former reality star’s behavior and said he is narrow-minded and should stop posting hateful words. But, Derick thought the segment on the talk show was a form of bullying, and once again shared his thoughts on Twitter.
“Really?! Are my friends on The View really going to be our standard & champion for open-mindedness?” Derick tweeted. “Conviction doesn’t equal lack of open-mindedness. We need to love all people [and] promote what’s best for everyone. Most Americans believe this but are fearful of bullying like this.”
New episodes of Counting On – without Derick Dillard or Jill Duggar – return to TLC later this summer.