Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Support the Troops By Taking Selfies

For many people, one of the most infuriating things about the Duggar clan is their inability to practice what they preach.

They claim devotion to the teachings of Jesus, and yet they dedicate their days to amassing wealth.

They insist on privacy when it’s convenient, yet they’ve made careers out of sharing the details of their private lives on social media.

And, as many have pointed out in recent years, they talk a big game about their support for the US military, despite the fact that none of the Duggar men (and there are many) have ever served a day in the military.

Obviously, you can support the troops without having served in the armed forces, but some folks are accusing the Duggars of supporting the military only in a performative, insincere fashion.

Over the weekend, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard attended a fundraiser for veterans.

Jill posted the above pic, along with the very lengthy caption below:

“To all American military veterans and their families, THANK YOU, we love you and are supporting and praying for you!!! We were able to attend a veteran’s gala hosted by @getitatsamsnwa (thanks @davidlaningham & @sierrajodominguez for your help and @cldilla for watching the boys!)

“It was such a powerful night! Our returning military often fight their greatest battles after they return from the field and it’s our job as civilians to do whatever we can to raise awareness and reach out in support.

“There are so many organizations that help us do just that, one amazing one is the REBOOT Alliance!

“What are your favorite ways to support our troops and their families?

We probably don’t need to tell you that several folks answered that question with something along the lines of “by actually serving in the freaking military!”

The issue of why the family has no involvement with the US military despite their constant talk of supporting the troops is a common subject of inquiry on Duggar-themed message boards.

Responding to the question of whether a Duggar would ever enlist, one fan on the Free Jinger site responded:

“No, never. They’d have to interact with ‘commoners’ plus take orders from someone other than Daddy.”

Others pointed out that serving would put the Duggars in contact with folks who engage in such sinful activities as swearing, smoking, and drinking.

None of this is to say that Jill and Derick were wrong to pose for selfies at a swanky event designed to raise money for veterans.

It’s just odd that there are so many Duggars and none of them seem to have any interest in serving.

Maybe they should get over their fear of f-bombs and Marlboros so that they can serve their country.


Anna Duggar: Did She Get Pregnant to Save Josh’s Career?!

In recent weeks, we've been reporting on Josh Duggar's comeback tour.

While the Duggars have not made their intentions explicit, it seems clear that they're working toward rebuilding their disgraced son's reputation in the hope that fans will be able to overlook Josh's sex crimes.

That seems unlikely, but it's not stopping Jim Bob and Michelle from pulling out all the stops.

Of course, if the Duggars have learned anything over the years it's that nothing distracts their fans from scandal quite like a new baby.

And that's just one reason that Duggar watchers believe Anna is currently expecting her sixth child.

Take a look:

1. Anna’s Clan

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Josh and Anna have been keeping a low profile ever since it was revealed in 2015 that he had molested five young girls while still in his teens.

2. Hiding Out

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While Anna has continued to make occasional appearances on Counting On, Josh has mostly kept his distance from his family’s media empire.

3. Creeping Back

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In recent weeks, however, Josh has made numerous appearances on the official social media counts run by his parents.

4. Starting Slow

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The Duggars are no slouches when it comes to public relations, and they wisely decided to re-introduce Josh gradually.

5. Safety In Numbers

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They started with photos of Josh in crowd scenes at family events such as birthday parties.

6. Back At It

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Recently, Josh and Anna began making public appearances together for the first time since his sex scandals.

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Jill Duggar: I Love Derick Dillard More Than I Love Our Kids!

So Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard …

Things have been pretty weird for them lately, huh?

Well, they’ve been weird for years, but that’s just how things go in Duggar relationships.

Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that things have been different.

It all started several months ago when rumors began swirling that Derick was cheating on Jill.

The rumors started with anonymous claims about his unfaithfulness, then when Duggar fans and haters began to notice, that’s when things really started heating up.

And Jill and Derick haven’t done too much to fight those rumors — quite the opposite, actually.

A couple of months ago, Jill shared a photo of her bible, and everyone quickly noticed that she had an entire passage about adultery highlighted.

In the caption of that photo, she wrote that she was praying for Derick, which … not a great sign.

Last month, she shared another photo of more reading material — this time, she had a book about boundaries and creating them with toxic people in your life.

Interesting, right?

But now, in a brand new post, she’s changing her tune a bit.

And it sure is nauseating.

Along with the photo, she wrote a sickeningly sweet caption that she kicked off with a “man of my dreams” hashtag.

(Sad dreams, Jill, but OK.)

She then thanked him “for being my man and my best friend!”

“Love you!” she continued. “When I count my blessings, you’re at the top of my list!”

“So grateful to God for you!”

She wrapped things up with some kiss emojis and a “so in love” hashtag.

For one, it’s kind of strange that she straight up said that Derick is her number one blessing, huh?

Like, “sorry, Israel and Samuel, Mommy loves Daddy more than you.”

For two, pretty much no one was here for this silliness.

“In what universe does a girl/young woman ‘dream’ of marrying a lazy, bigoted, chronically unemployed grifter who drifts from job to job and resorts to GoFundMe scams to support her and her kids?” one of her followers asked.

Another person said that instead of being the man of her dreams, Derick is more likely “a man of your nightmares!”

“I am not really sure what you see in that man,” yet another doubtful fan wrote.

“He is soo full of himself!! The god I believe in would not hate or chastize a person for being gay or transgender.”

Other people pointed out that everything Jill said is really the kind of thing that would be much more meaningful if she actually said it to Derick instead of posting about it on social media.

Still others insisted that she’s just trying to talk him up because everyone hates him.

One of those people said that “Jill has to make him ‘look good,’ it’s a way of being in denial to herself that she is with the wrong person.”

“But she has no choice bc of her family and their values of marrying strangers and arranged at that.”

But whatever her motivations were for posting this, or however mistaken she may be, Derick is still into it.

“Aw, I’m blessed beyond measure by you babe, and I’ll love you forever,” he responded to Jill on Twitter.

“Thanks for being the best wife and mom to our boys! We all love you so much!”

The thing is that no matter what anybody thinks about any of this, and really no matter what Derick does, Jill is never going to leave him.

And how frustrating is that?


John-David Duggar and Abbie Grace Burnett: MARRIED!

John-David Duggar and Abbie Burnett have finally gotten fo first base.

And now they’re prepared to go all the way…

… as husband and wife!

The couple, who started courting in June and announced their engagement a month later, went ahead and got married on Saturday, November 3.

They confirmed the exciting news to Us Weekly via a statement that reads:

“We are so excited to be married!

“It was a beautiful moment and we so appreciate our friends and family for sharing this day with us. Most of all we are thankful to Christ for bringing us together. 

“This is going to be an amazing journey!”

The Duggar family also made the nuptials public by writing a post titled “Husband and Wife!” on its official blog that includes this passage:

“We are overjoyed for the two of them to begin their married life together.  We know the Lord has brought them together and will use them to reach many people.

“We are so happy to be surrounded by family and friends and we thank you all for your prayers and support for John and Abbie.”

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Many members of his famous family were afraid that John-David would never find a mate, but he seemed VERY into Abbie as soon as the pair made their relationship romantic.

We often heard the two were breaking Duggar courtship rules on the reg, snuggling and even kissing in public.

They just couldn’t keep their hands off each other, according to various reports.

Touching of pretty much any kind before marriage is forbidden by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

Now, however, nothing is off limits.

We’d have to imagine John-David and Abbie took full advantage of their new status on their wedding night, as they addded a section of their own in the aforementioned blog post.

“We are so excited to be married!” it reads.

“It was a beautiful moment and we so appreciate our friends and family for sharing this day with us.

“Most of all we are thankful to Christ for bringing us together. This is going to be an amazing journey!”

This bride and groom knew of each other for several years before they started courting, although Burnett said over the summer that she “really got connected” to Duggar when the TLC personality visited her native Oklahoma for a church event.

Abbie lives there and works there as a nurse.

In a network-sponsored video, meanwhile, Duggar and Burnett explained that they “fell in love very quickly,” saying together after agreeing to marry in July:

Wow! We are engaged! This feels even more real than before! It was a special moment to share together.

The proposal and the ‘YES’ really solidified that we want to spend the rest of our lives together.

One of the most amazing things about following Christ is being able to trust Him to direct your path and lead your life.

We are so thankful that He led us to one another.

And now He has led them into marriage.

In June, as you likely know, another Counting On family member, Joshiah Duggar, married Lauren Swanson in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

For more details on Duggar and Burnett’s big day, fans will be able can get a first look of the ceremony on November 20 on TLC GO.

And they can also tune in November 27 at 10/9c to see the wedding special on TLC.

Congrats to the newlyweds!


Jinger Duggar Shows Off Adorable Mother-Daughter Twinning Photo

Jinger Duggar has been treating Counting On fans to photos of her adorable little family.

Now, she and husband Jeremy Vuolo are sharing a new photo.

In it, she’s twinning with her 3-month old baby, Felicity.

“Like mother, like daughter,” Jinger captioned the photo that you’re about to see.

In it, the 24-year-old Duggar daughter is wearing a floral headband.

Baby Felicity is wearing a matching headband — it’s just a smaller version for her tiny baby head.

While they’re not otherwise in matching outfits, we think that it still counts as twinning.

(Seriously, finding a baby outfit that matches adult clothing can be tricky)

Besides, the picture is just too cute.

This mother-daughter photo is so cute!

This is the time of year for dressing up in a lot more than headbands, but the Duggar family does not celebrate Halloween.

Michelle Duggar expressed her strong views in a blog post in 2011.

“While we do go to pumpkin patches and corn mazes,” Michelle wrote. “We don’t do the Halloween thing.”

You miss out on a lot of fun and a lot of culture when you grow up in the Duggar household.

“From the beginning of our marriage we just kind of felt like we didn’t want to celebrate that holiday,” she shared.

“But,” Michelle admitted. “We enjoy the harvest celebration.”

“Our church fellowship has had different celebrations through the years that we’ve been a part of,” Michelle continued.

Michelle wrote that these celebrations were “ones where the children can play games and receive candy and toys and do all kinds of fun things, like a cake walk.”

Really, of course, the family’s reluctance to participate in Halloween stems from a desire to isolate the children from any cultural experiences that they consider unbiblical.

In Growing Up Duggar by Jill, Jinger, Jessa, and Jana mention how seriously Jim Bob and Michelle take the supernatural.

“One specific thing that our parents have always been careful about is magic,” the book says. “Which often shows up in children’s movies.”

“As harmless as it may seem, it’s not a joke in God’s eyes,” the girls say.

“Magic, sorcery, witches, spell-casting and the like are all part of the demonic realm that God wants us to stay away from,” the book continues.

“No matter how ‘good’ a film containing magic may seem,” the girls warn. “God speaks seriously throughout the Bible.”

The girls write that “it is not something to be glorified or portrayed by any means as something fun or attractive.”

So we don’t think that Felicity will be going trick-or-treating when she gets older.

Halloween, first of all, tends to glorify a lot of those things — you know, people dress as witches and ghosts.

Also, the holiday itself is based upon an ancient religious festival of the Celtics, that involved honoring the dead while celebrating the year’s final harvest.

While most see Halloween as fairly distinct from Samhain, which some still practice today, to the Duggars, it’s a spiritual threat.

That said, Jeremy Vuolo has shown that he’s less strict than Jim Bob and Michelle.

Just as Austin Forsyth viewed and reviewed the Marvel film, Thor, Jeremy has demonstrated that he doesn’t share their views.

He believes that women can wear pants.

Might he one day allow his daughter to dress up as Batgirl or as a princess?

Maybe we’ll find out.

For now, she’s a literal baby and is perfectly happy wearing a headband that matches her mother’s.


Duggar Kids: Who’s the Biggest Rebel Against Jim Bob’s Ridiculous Rules?

When the Duggars rose to fame in the early 2000s, audiences were drawn to their reality shows primarily because Jim Bob and Michelle had already sired a massive brood, and they seemed to have no plans to put the breeding on hold anytime soon.

As time went on, however, viewers realized that their fertility was not the most unusual thing about the Duggars.

Instead, it was the family's bonkers belief system that made for such compelling viewing.

From courtship rules to insanely strict dress codes, the Duggars controlled every aspect of their kids' lives, and it was only a matter of time before the offspring started to rebel.

Take a look:

1. Josiah Can’t Be Tamed

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First, there’s Josiah Duggar. Sure, he recently settled down and got married, but we’re guessing his days as the main cause of Jim Bob’s migraines are far from over.

2. Heartbreaker

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Josiah is unique among his siblings in that he was involved in a different courtship BEFORE he met his wife.

3. The Mystery Deepens

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There’s still no word on what caused Josiah and Marjorie to call off their courtship — a move that’s almost unprecedented in Duggar Land. Scandalous!

4. Still Rebelling

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After his relationship with Marjorie ended, Josiah continued to maintain an Instagram account in direct defiance of his parents’ rules.

5. What Courtship Rules?

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He and Lauren Swanson also held hands, front-hugged and went on un-chaperoned dates before they were married. Someone arrest this man!

6. Four Can Play at That Game!

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But no one tossed the courtship rules right out the window quite like John David Duggar and his fiance Abbir Burnett.

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Joy-Anna Duggar Turns 21, Celebrates In True Duggar Fashion!

While fans debate over whether Joy-Anna Duggar is already pregnant again, she hit a very different milestone.

Over the weekend, the young mother turned 21 years old.

That birthday is a huge deal, but being a Duggar, Joy-Anna’s celebrations were a little different from what you’d expect.

Sunday, October 28, was Joy-Anna Duggar’s 21st birthday.

Did she go wild, take her first real sip of alcohol, and let loose?

No, of course not. She is a Duggar, and they are essentially never allowed to do anything that might risk having real fun.

(There are lots of ways to have fun without drinking, folks! But the Duggars aren’t allowed to do most of those, either)

As you can see in her photo with Jill, Joy-Anna doesn’t have any red solo cups at her party.

In fact, it doesn’t look like she even whipped up a virgin cocktail.

Now, a gathering at home with a big ol’ balloon isn’t all that Joy-Anna did.

Her husband and a couple of her brothers took her — and baby Gideon — out to eat.

Given the fact that they posed in front of Longhorn Steakhouse, many have guessed that they got some sort of discount.

(The Duggars are notorious for using social media to advertise where they eat in exchange for discounts or other kickbacks)

Going to a fairly normal restaurant might not be the birthday treat that you’d expect from a family of wealthy celebrities.

But the Duggars go out of their way to seem more down-to-earth than their income bracket suggests.

Joy-Anna did not limit her pre-birthday celebrations to home and a restaurant.

Seizing upon the opportunity to travel as a group, she and her brothers went to participate in early voting.

In case you’ve been harboring illusions to the contrary, she made it very clear on her Instagram which political faction has her support.

“We Early voted!!” Joy-Anna announced in her captions.

She then included the tags: “#govote” and “#republican.”

Joy-Anna’s followers were not surprised.

Many of them were also not happy.

“She is giving us the middle finger!” one responded.

Another commented: “Good reason to unfollow.”

“Didnt know yall are republican,” one naive follower wrote in surprise.

Yet another commenter wasn’t shocked at all, writing: “They’re obnoxiously pro-life, they love guns, and are extremely against LGBT community.”

Joy-Anna’s visit to Longhorn Steakhouse also attracted some attention.

This time, the conversation was less about the contents of her midterms ballot and more about the contents of her womb.

Is Joy-Anna pregnant again?

From the way that she held baby Gideon in front of her belly, some wondered if she was hiding a baby bump.

But there is another, more likely, and less bonkers explanation for Joy-Anna’s current shape, folks.

Baby Gideon was, in medical terms, “super f–king huge.”

Okay, so we’ve all known babies who were more than 10 pounds, but it’s still a huge size for a baby.

And Gideon was the largest Duggar baby, ever.

It takes time for a body to recover from pregnancy.

The extreme post-baby body selfies from the likes fo the Kardashians can make you forget that.

Joy-Anna didn’t drink at her birthday because she’s a Duggar, not because she’s pregnant Again. Probably.


Jill Duggar: PROOF She and Her Family are Broke?!

OK, so we’ve definitely discussed the state of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s finances before.

Many, many times.

Nobody’s trying to be nosy — not any nosier than celebrity gossip tends to be, anyway — but they’ve brought the topic up themselves a lot over the past few years.

And it literally never goes over well.

The thing is that the Duggar family has money, and everybody knows it.

They’ve had their own reality show for the past 10 years — 17 Kids and Counting debuted on TLC in September of 2008.

It eventually became 18 Kids and Counting, then 19 Kids and Counting, but it was cancelled in 2015 after Josh’s molestation scandal.

By the end of that year, however, the first episode of their spin-off, Counting On, aired.

So it’s not like they were ever “out of work” for any real length of time.

Since the whole family has been on popular reality shows for ten years (and counting, get it?), they’re reasonably well off.

Like, they have about eight private planes.

They’re doing all right.

Still, Jill and Derick have gotten into a habit of asking fans for money.

And that’s just not a good look.

Time and time again, they’ve set up GoFundMe pages, asking for donations for their mission trips.

Whenever they got criticism for it — which was every single time they did it — they always defended themselves by saying that missionaries get donations, it’s just a thing that happens.

Which is true, sure, but missionaries are rarely also TV stars.

These days, their family is pretty settled in Arkansas, so they can’t really do such easy money grabs anymore.

… Or can they?!

Alyssa Bates from Bringing Up Bates, that show that’s basically 19 Kids and Counting with a different family, posted a giveaway on her Instagram account on Friday.

The rules of the giveaway were to follow her and then tag three people in the comments.

From those entries, she’d pick 28 people to win a gift card — $ 10 gift cards to Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, and $ 10 iTunes gift cards.

As she explained in the caption on her post, this is just a way for her to “show my appreciation to you guys for your constant love and support.”

You can already see where this is headed, can’t you?

Jill actually entered the giveaway.

She was already following Alyssa, since the Bates and the Duggars are friends.

But she tagged two of her sisters, Jessa and Jinger, as well as her sister-in-law, Anna.

“Hey biz!” she added, using a nickname for Alyssa. “Super nice of you!”

And it’s all just kind of odd.

The giveaway was obviously intended for fans, as most giveaways are.

Surely the vast majority of her followers who have entered it are fans of the show who would appreciate a little treat like this.

Not, you know, people who have been famous for a decade.

Yes, she was fired from the family’s show after Derick’s super weird rants about Jazz Jennings and transgender people in general.

And sure, Derick doesn’t have a job right now, and she’s staying home with the kids while he goes to law school.

But still, the Duggars were able to afford raising 19 children.

And on top of that, they’ve likely dropped a few million dollars just on private planes.

Can Jim Bob really not throw Jill some cash if she wants some Starbucks money that bad?

It’s weird to say, but we kind of hope that Jill just doesn’t understand that this is tacky.

After all, that’s still better than her just being that broke.


Joy-Anna Duggar: Pregnant Again ALREADY?!

Say what you will about the Duggars, when those folks set their mind to a task, they tend to see it through.

Of course, if you have the misfortune to be born a female Duggar, the only tasks you’re allowed to participate in are getting knocked up and praising Jesus.

Joy-Anna Duggar welcomed her first child, a boy named Gideon, back in February.

But fans are convinced the 20-year-old is already expecting a second bundle of joy.

As is always the case with this sort of thing, the speculation is based on very scant evidence.

In fact, as far as we can tell, a bunch of people jumped to this conclusion with nothing more than Joy’s latest Instagram pics to prompt them:

“I see a pregnancy announcement soon!! I have a feeling!” commented one follower

“Me too I see a baby bump,” remarked another.

Needless to say, it’s a lot of speculation based on very little proof.

It’s possible that Joy is engaging in some visual obstruction — but it seems far more likely that she’s simply holding a baby.

But some fans offered a different explanation for why Joy might be attempting to conceal her midsection.

“It takes a lot more than 6 months to lose baby weight,” one fan remarked.

“She had a huge baby bump because she had a 10 pound baby.”

Yes, little Gideon entered the world at a full 10 pounds.

The little fella captured the coveted title of the biggest Duggar baby to date.

And we probably don’t need to tell you he’s had a lot of competition for that title.

Being the number one anything in a group that size is impressive.

And the Duggars are not the type to hire nannies, so it’s not as though the new mom has had a ton of time to work out in recent months.

Joy has yet to respond to the rumors that she’s expecting, and this is one of those situations where fans are taking her silence as a tacit confirmation.

What seems more likely, however, is that she simply doesn’t take the time to respond to every single rumor about the state of her uterus.

After all, Duggar pregnancy rumors are like Trump tweets.

They pop up on social media every day, and at a certain point, you just have to ignore them.


Amy Duggar Shades Family Members for Having Kids Too Soon

The last time we wrote about Amy Duggar, we said that her famous family members had just recently allowed her back into their lives.

Such a re-entrance may have been short-lived, however.

Why do we say this?

Because Amy has come out with some serious fire for her supposed loved ones!

Often considered the black sheep of her strict and conservative family, Amy once posed nude on Twitter.

Even worse in the eyes of her cousins, aunts and uncles, Amy has been married for three years — and she has no kids!

Zero. Zilch. None at all.

While this may seem impossible to believe for anyone with the last name Duggar, Amy tells Radar Online that she has a simple explanation for why she and husband Dillon have decided to wait.

“I didn’t want to limit myself by just getting pregnant right off the bat and not exploring the rest of what my life could be,” Duggar says simply.

At least it sounds simple to us.

Plenty of husbands and wives want to travel a bit or just enjoy each other’s company for awhile before their world gets taken over by children.

It’s a reasonable position for anyone to take. Anyone not named Duggar, that is.

As regular Hollywood Gossip readers surely know well, Jinger Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar and Kendra Duggar ALL gave birth to their first child in 2018.

They each got pregnant basically as soon as they tied the knot and were permitted, per family rules, to engage in intercourse with their significant others.

Duggar females basically exist simply to get married and then to procreate as often as possible.

But Amy is focused on her new clothing boutique at the moment and isn’t desperate to become a mother.

It will almost definitely happen at some point; she just doesn’t understand the immediacy.

“Babies are on our brain for sure,” Amy says of her and her husband.

But she wants to make sure her professional life is in order first and that she is as ready as one can be to take the journey to motherhood before actually doing so.

What a crazy concept, right?!?

“I want to be settled. I think it’s boutique, and then a baby,” said the former reality star, explaining how she wants to successfully launch her business before dedicating herself to a tiny human being.

She also wants to make sure her relationship can handle it.

Having a baby is a really big deal!

It can destroy a marriage if two people are not on the same page.

“I want to have this really great foundation with my husband so that when my baby turns 18 years old, I’m not learning how to love my husband all over again,” says Amy.

We hate to break it to you, Amy, but such logic likely just got you kicked out of the family again.

We’re guessing you’re cool with that, though.