Derick Dillard Comes Clean: We’re Breaking All of Jim Bob’s Rules!

We’ve known for some time now that Derick Dillard is not Jim Bob Duggar’s favorite son-in-law.

In fact, it’s been said that Jim Bob flat-out doesn’t like Derick — and frankly, it’s not hard to see why.

After all, other than Josh, no one in the Duggar clan has done more to compromise the family business than Derick.

The clearest evidence of Derick’s ineptitude is the fact that he got fired from Counting On and convinced his wife, Jill Duggar, to quit the show as a gesture of solidarity.

But leaving his family without a source of income was just the first in a long line of eff-ups for Derick.

From there, Derick’s bigoted social media tirades continued unabated, as he attacked other TLC stars such as Jazz Jennings ad Nate Berkus in the sort or ignorant tirades for which he’s become famous.

Jim Bob and company probably didn’t object to the belief system behind Derick’s unhinged rants, but the Duggars likely took issue with the public nature of his hate speech.

After all, not unlike the evangelical church that seems to have served as his business model, JB built an empire that’s based on strict adherence to a set of mostly arbitrary rules.

These days, Jim Bob’s offspring — particularly his daughters — are flouting his guidelines left and right, and the patriarch reportedly blames the men they married.

Jinger Duggar began wearing pants in defiance of the family dress code after she was granted permission by her husband, Jeremy Vuolo.

And now, Jill Duggar is allowing her kids to enjoy secular entertainment — a massive no-no in the Duggars’ world.

And not surprisingly, it seems the Duggars believe Derick is squarely to blame.

And it seems D-Dill may have just confirmed their suspicions on social media.

Earlier this week, a fan asked Derick, “Why don’t you guys get a TV?”

“How do you know we don’t have one?” Derick replied.

If you’re a longtime Counting On fan, then you’re probably already aware that the Duggars grew up in a house without television.

In recent months, Jill and Derick have taken flak for allowing their children access to such popular children’s characters as Peppa the Pig.

That may seem like just about the most innocent thing imaginable, but the Duggars are of the belief that all children’s entertainment that all children’s entertainment should have to do with fire and brimstone.

That way, kids like Henry and Spurgeon will understand why their dad is going to hell.


Leah Messer Comes Clean About Secret Boyfriend: We Lived Together!

On Wednesday, MTV aired a special installment of Teen Mom 2 entitled Secrets Revealed.

And Leah Messer certainly helped the show deliver on that promise.

In one of the episode's most memorable segments, Leah opened up about her relationship with T.R. Dues.

Rumors about Leah and T.R. have been circulating for years, but this is the first time that Leah addressed the matter publicly.

And saying that some fans were shocked by her revelations would be putting it very mildly.


1. Shunning the Spotlight

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Leah has a reputation as one of the most secretive Teen Moms. With the possible exception of Chelsea Houska, she seems to value her privacy more than any of her co-stars.

2. Leah Opens Up

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On this week’s special, however, Leah spilled the tea in a major way, opening up about a period in her life that had long been shrouded in secrecy.

3. Happy Again

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These days, Leah is dating Jason Jordan and appears to be happier than she’s been in years.

4. Darker Days

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Following her divorce from Jeremy Calvert, however, Leah went through a difficult time which resulted in her decision to check into rehab for emotional issues.

5. Keeping a Low Profile

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Leah quite understandably shied away from the spotlight quite a bit in those days, hoping to protect her privacy, as well as that of her daughters.

6. It’s All Coming Together

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And it seems it’s for that reason that Leah was so secretive about the relationship that helped her through one of the most difficult times in her life.

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Jill Duggar Comes Clean: Here’s How I’ve Been Making Money Since Quitting Counting On!

Back in 2017, Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On after launching a bigoted tirade against a fellow TLC star on social media.

Shortly thereafter, his wife, Jill Duggar, quit the show, thus leaving the Dillard clan with no apparent source of income.

These days, Derick is planning to attend law school, but fans are understandably curious about how he and Jill plan to support their two sons while he begins the very lengthy process of becoming an attorney.

Now, it looks as though we may have our answer.

Jump into the gallery below to learn the surprising secret behind Jill's financial comeback.

1. The Breadwinner

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In many respects, Jill is as traditional as her fundamentalist parents. But in one important way, she’s very much a woman of the 21st century.

2. One Ugly Rant

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Last year, Derick was fired from Counting On after he launched an appalling tirade against fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings.

3. The Victim

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Jazz is a transgender teen, and she became the surprise target of Derick’s wrath for reasons that remain a mystery.

4. The Subservient Wife

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Jill quit the show shortly after Derick was fired, seemingly as a show of support for her husband.

5. A Tight Spot

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The move left Jill and Derick without any visible means of support, and for months fans were baffled as to how the family was getting by.

6. Duggar Finances

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Sure, Jill’s parents are well-off, but they also have a LOT of kids to support. So how has Jill been supporting herself and her family this year?

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Jessa Duggar Comes Clean: I Broke One of My Family’s Major Rules

It’s no secret that the Duggars adhere to a very strict code of conduct.

In fact, next to the sheer size of Jim Bob and Michelle’s brood, following rules is what they’re most famous for.

Duggar women are especially constrained, as every aspect of their day-to-day life – from clothing to interpersonal relationships – is strictly governed by regulations that are determined and enforced first by their parents, and then by their husbands.

Some of the Duggar girls have married men who are less strict than their father, which is why, for example, Jinger Duggar is allowed to wear pants.

But there are certain rules that are consistent throughout the faith-based community to which the Duggars belong.

And now it looks as though Jessa Duggar may have inadvertently violated one of those rules.

For reasons that won’t surprise anyone who’s familiar with their belief system, the Duggars are staunchly opposed to the consumption of alcohol.

Getting liquored up isn’t conducive to remaining perfectly chaste and modest at all times, and thus, booze is strictly off-limits to all Duggars, women in particular.

So you can imagine the shock among fans this week when Jessa Duggar revealed that she has, in fact, sampled the devil’s brew.

In an interview with Jessa that resurfaced and was published by In Touch Weekly, the 25-year-old revealed that she has imbibed on more than one occasion.

Though she was careful to note that she never allowed alcohol to pass through her lips intentionally.

“Not on purpose,” Jessa replied when asked if she’s ever had a drink.

“We’re really heavily in politics, and sometimes, it’s one of those fancy, ritzy events and they serve you what you think is punch, and it’s not,” she added.

“You’re like, ‘Oops, yeah, that wasn’t punch.’ That was champagne or something.”

Jessa didn’t say what her next move was in those situations, but we assume she guzzled the rest of the glass, then headed straight to the bar, where she bellows for more.

We kid, of course. 

Obviously, Jessa is no fan of the hooch, and we’re sure she’s in no hurry to break with the rest of her family on the issue of spiritous beverages.

Besides, Jessa is mom-shamed enough these days.

Imagine if word got out in the fundamentalist community that she enjoys a glass of wine from time to time!

There’s a good chance she would literally be crucified.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial clan.


Little People, Big World Recap: Amy Comes Clean About Caryn

The spotlight remained on Amy Roloff this week.

On the second new episode this spring of Little People, Big World, the family matriarch was once again the main cast member featured…

… and she once again spoke candidly about how awkward things can be with ex-husband Matt.

A week ago, Amy talked openly about how she’s considered moving off the family farm to get away from Matt.

Not because she has any especially hard feelings regarding the couple’s split, but because Matt is dating Caryn Chandler.

As long-time fans of this series and this family know well, Chandler got to know Amy and Matt long before they divorced in May of 2016.

She works as the manager on the farm, creating quite a bit of tension by then actually getting together with Matt romantically.

Amy has done her best to make the situation work, never bad-mouthing the couple in public or anything… but it’s clearly a strange set-up.

“Caryn is an employee and in a personal relationship with my ex-husband, so it is still hard to invite Caryn to some of the family events,” Roloff said on Tuesday evening’s installment, adding simply and honestly:

“I’d rather minimize the personal interaction. It’s not healthy for me.”

This is as open as Amy has ever been about Matt and Caryn, who are pictured below and who may even be engaged.

The family event in question on the episode was a baby shower for daughter Audrey.

Amy wanted to throw one for the mother-to-be and was torn on whether or not to invite Caryn.

“Even though it’s a challenge with Matt and I living on the farm together, being divorced but still business partners, we are still doing our best to communicate with one another,” she said on camera.

“I’m not sure for me if it will ever be as easy as I like to talk to him, whether it be business or otherwise, but we do make sure that if we’re having a family gathering that we both each know about it.”

This is a helpful way to approach the relationship.

But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy.

It’s worth also mentioning, of course, that Amy is very happy in her own romance with Chris Marek.

On last night’s episode, she spent time planning his birthday party.

Still, however, a bulk of the hour was spent trying to deal with Caryn and Matt and what to do about the baby shower.

“It is hard for me to say, ‘Yeah, go ahead and invite Caryn,’ because it is someone I’ve known for a long time,” she explained.

“Matt’s worked with her for many, many years, and that will always hurt to some degree, but it’s something that I will have to be an adult about it.”

Eventually, Amy chose to invite Caryn…

… but Caryn actually had other plans and could not attend.

“This is new to me,” she said. “It’s new to all of us, and I think we’re just treading lightly and doing the best that we can.”

Elsewhere on the episode, Tori was nervous to parent when Zach had to go away and Jeremy came close to finishing his home repairs.

Go ahead and watch Little People, Big World online below to see everyone else in action!