Jill Duggar: Son’s Secret Medical Crisis Revealed!

Jill Duggar has been a reality TV star since childhood.

As such, she’s accustomed to sharing just about everything with her family’s massive fan base.

But there are some things that even Jill would prefer to keep private.

When Jill welcomed her second child back in July of 2017, she waited several weeks before posting a photo.

Now, fans believe they know why.

Jill’s husband, Derick Dillard, posted the above photo on his Instagram page this week as part of a montage celebrating his mother’s birthday.

Fans were shocked by the never-before-seen image of baby Samuel hooked up to wires with tubes coming out of his nose.

Some of Derick’s followers were deeply concerned by what they saw.

Others insisted that while they’re certainly unsettling, such scenes are not uncommon.

“That is a tube to suction fluid out of the lungs,” commented one fan.

“When babies are born by C-section the fluid does not get pushed out by contractions. It is normal to have to get this out, not a complication. Happened with both my C-section babies.”

Others continue to suspect that Samuel experienced serious health problems from birth and that the Duggars did their best to downplay the severity of the situation.

“Omg poor Samuel, feeding tube and oxygen. Don’t think he was as healthy at birth as you said originally,” one of Derick’s followers wrote.

At the time of Samuel’s birth, the Duggars did reveal that he was born via C-section following a difficult and complicated labor.

“After 40 hours of labor, he was delivered via C-section at the hospital,” the family revealed in a statement released just after the birth.

“Thank you for your continued prayers and support!”

“His birth didn’t go as expected,” Jill later stated in an interview with People magazine.

In all likelihood, fans will never know exactly how serious Samuel’s health problems were at the time of his birth.

Derick Dillard has been fired by TLC as a result of some controversial public statements, and it appears as though his family will be leaving the spotlight along with him.

So going forward, the only source of information about the Dillard family will be the Dillards themselves.

Watch Counting On online to relive how Jill and Derick got to where they are today.


Tarek El Moussa: Am I Suffering from a Midlife Crisis?!?

Changes continue to be afoot for Tarek El Moussa.

But what do they mean?

That’s what Tarek himself is now wondering.

Over the past several days, fans of the Flip or Flp co-host have seen a surprising new side to El Moussa.

Most notably, they’ve seen his shirtless side, courtesy of a photo shoot that centered on Tarek’s VERY impressive physique.

Who knew he was hiding these rippling muscles and this well-sculpted six-pack under the shirt he always wore on HGTV and while making other public appearances?!?

Tarek shared pictures such as the one above in response to estranged wife Christina El Moussa doing the same.

In a clear battle of revenge bodies, Tarek felt a need to do something in reply after Christina stripped down to her bikini and took Instagram followers behind the scenes of an ad campaign that features both herself and her six-year old daughter.

While we were taken aback to see the ripped figure hiding under Tarek’s clothes, we can’t say we were too shocked by what Christina is rocking on a daily basis.

She’s always been very svelte and attractive.

Not that we’re complaining about the revealing photos, of course.

So anyway. This brings us to this past weekend and another picture posted by Tarek.

In his latest social media image, the reality star keeps his top on, but shifts his head over to give supporters a look at a new haircut.

We’ve shared the fresh look at the outset of this article and we aren’t even the ones questioning Tarek’s inspiration for it.

He’s the one who is openly speculating on why he’s undergone a makeover to various parts of his person.

“OH NO!!! New #clothing.. New #hairstyle…. #No more sandals!! Half #naked pics!!! Is this a mid life crisis??” El Moussa wrote as a caption to the black-and-white picture of his new haircut.

He added:

“My sister hooked up the new #hollyweird hair style @l33hairartistry… looking pretty fly for an #old guy!!”

Okay, so maybe Tarek is being a tad sarcastic here.

But no one could blame the guy if he really does want a fresh start.

It’s sounding more and more like Flip or Flop will get canceled after Season 7.

Christina has been making the media rounds and re-introducing herself to the world, most likely in the hopes of landing a solo series on HTV or another cable network.

Where would this leave Tarek, whose reputation isn’t exactly unassailable these days following a round of ugly rumors?

It’s hard to say.

But Tarek appears to see the writing on his professional wall and is trying to do something about it. He’s fighting back. He’s sharing his story.

And it actually is an inspiring story to share, considering El Moussa was diagnosed with both testicular cancer and thyroid cancer a few years ago.

“I shot this and was too embarrassed to share so I didn’t,” Tarek captioned one of his workout photos, adding:

“I know my journey has inspired many people so I made the difficult decision to post.. this is after battling 2 cancers and a debilitating back injury.”

Hoping to serve as a role model for other cancer survivors, he concluded:

“My doctor said ‘You would probably never be able to life weights again’… that motivated me to prove him wrong and get into the best shape of my life!!!

“Thank you to my trainer @quintin_tucker for all the hard work and motivation and @pyejirsa for the amazing photos.

“Remember….it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”


Derick Dillard Health Crisis: What’s Really Going On?

For months now, fans of the Duggar family have been expressing their concerns about Derick Dillard’s health.

There’s been no official word on what’s ailing Derick, but fans have noticed that the soon-to-be father of two appears to have lost a good deal of weight in a short amount of time, and often appears pale and tired.

At first, the Duggars refused to acknowledge the controversy, but while Jim Bob likes to exercise complete control over his family’s privacy, he likes ratings even more, so it looks like we’ll finally start getting the inside scoop on the curious case of Derick Dillard.

The first promos for the new season of Counting On hinted that Derick would confront his health problems after a series of scary incidents.

The preview shows Derick vomiting while running, an episode that appears to have resulted in an emergency visit to the doctor.

“It feels great to be home and run like I used to,” Derick tells the camera at one point, “but it is difficult sometimes.”

Jill is seen explaining that physical exertion makes her husband “gaggy.”

The strange symptom, coupled with Derick’s rapid and unexplained weight loss, has left fans worried.

Adding to the problem is the fact that Derick’s appearance has changed not only as a result of his weight loss, but also because of extensive oral surgery.

In late 2015, Derick had several bones in his face broken as part of an orthodontic procedure.

The 27-year-old has been wearing braces ever since.

Amidst all of these changes, the Dillards spent several months in El Salvador, performing missionary work in one of the Central American nation’s poorer sectors.

So it’s possible that a series of major life changes have simply manifested themselves in Derick’s appearance and there’s no one thing majorly wrong with the reality star and substitute teacher.

But whatever the case, you can be sure the Duggars will mine his health issues for ratings gold.

With no weddings on the horizon and Jill’s baby not due until July (Jessa’s is due next month) storylines were reportedly tough to come by during the latest round of filming, and fans’ interest in Derick’s health shows no signs of letting up.

Watch Counting On online to get caught up in time for this week’s episode. 


Kailyn Lowry: I’m Having a Quarter Life Crisis!

It's not exactly a secret that Kailyn Lowry has been having a tough year. Or a tough couple of years.

Really, poor ol' girl's just had a tough life, but we don't have time to go through all that sadness right now. So let's just focus on 2016 and how it sincerely tried to destroy her.

At the beginning of the year, and all throughout the year, we're sure, Kailyn was reeling after suffering a miscarriage.

The miscarriage, she's said, contributed to to her divorce from husband Javi Marroquin, and that's the thing that's really thrown her for a loop for the past several months.

She's been consistently making cryptic, worrisome posts on her various social media accounts, she's gotten what seems like a significant amount of plastic surgery, she's declared that she'll never get married again.

Kailyn has also made statements that made it seem like her time with Teen Mom 2 is drawing to a close.

But, thank goodness, that time is not now.

Our girl here is back for the new season of the show, the one that premieres on Monday night, and we have a new clip from the first episode.

In this clip, Kailyn is dealing with what she calls a "quarter life crisis."

See the dramatic footage below:

Kailyn lowry im having a quarter life crisis