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.


Jinger Duggar Shares Adorable Pics of Her “Little Family,” Melts Fans’ Hearts

Hard to believe it's been three months since Jinger Duggar welcomed her first child.

These days, Jinger and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, are loving their lives as new parents and sharing every moment of that joy on social media.

Perhaps it's because Jinger and Jeremy live in Laredo, Texas, far away from the rest of the Duggar clan in Arkansas.

Or perhaps it's because Jinger has harbored a lifelong love of photography.

Whatever the reason, the pics of little Felicity just keep coming, and fans can't get enough.

Take a look:

1. Jinger, Jeremy, Felicity

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Jinger has posted several new photos of her “little family” this week. And fans have eagerly expressed their appreciation.

2. Felicity In Black and White

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“Safe in Daddy’s arms,” Jinger captioned this artful pic. Duggar fans may recall that Jinger has long had an interest in photography.

3. Felicity’s Parents

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Despite the demands of being first-time parents, Jinger and Jeremy still make time for one another. She captioned this pic, “Forever and always.”

4. Friend of the Vuolo Family

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“Our lovely friend Adelyn Foto is in town this weekend! Felicity couldn’t be bothered for a smile,” Jinger captioned this pic.

5. Felicity at 3 Months

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It’s hard to believe three months have gone by since little Felicity entered the world. Fortunately, Jimnger has been thoroughly documenting all the major moments in her daughter’s life.

6. Flying High

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At 3 months old, Felicity is already a seasoned world traveler! Okay, so she’s only been on one plane — but it’s a start!

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19 Scandals & Counting: The Duggar Family’s Most Shameful Moments

These days, the name Duggar is synonymous with scandal.

It's something of an ironic turn of events, as the family was initially marketed as the most wholesome thing on television.

Josh Duggar's sex crimes are obviously chief among the awful acts that the Counting On clan has been associated with.

But that ugly episode was neither the first or the last time that the Duggars would endure some serious damage to their squeaky clean reputation.

Take a look:

1. All Too Human

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The Duggars often take pride in their moral virtue, but as longtime fans know, they’re not always as ethically flawless as Jim Bob would have us believe.

2. The Worst of the Lot

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First up is the now-infamous Josh Duggar sex scandal. In May of 2015, the world learned that Josh molested five young girls — four of whom were his sisters — while still in his teens. To make matters worse, his parents helped him evade prosecution.

3. More From Josh

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Shortly after that scandal went public, Josh was busted using an affair-facilitating website to try and cheat on his wife. What a guy.

4. Consent? The Duggars Don’t Know the Meaning of the Word!

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Perhaps behavior like Josh’s is inevitable in a culture as relentlessly patriarchal as the one the Duggars live in. In 2016, Michelle Duggar penned an open letter in which she basically said women need to have sex with their husbands on command, even when they’re “exhausted” after a long day. “Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that […] need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls,” Michelle wrote.

5. A Heavy Hand

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Not only have the Duggars advocated extreme corporal punishment such as blanket training, a police report from the Josh investigation noted that Jim Bob and Michelle admitted to hitting their kids with some frequency.

6. Speaking of Hands …

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Remember when Jim Bob and Michelle got all handsy on a mini-golf course so they could demonstrate the joys of marriage to their kids? If not, it’s probably best to keep it that way.

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Jinger Duggar: Getting My Pre-Baby Body Back Was Easy!

It’s been three months since Jinger Duggar welcomed her first child, and from the looks of her latest Instagram pics, the 24-year-old wasted no time in getting back to her fitness regimen.

Fans have marveled at Jinger’s post-baby body, and many have asked the Counting On star for tips and tricks.

Fortunately, Jinger is happy to fill fans in on her weight loss methods.

Unfortunately, her followers might not be thrilled with Jinger’s “secrets.”

It turns out, Jinger has stuck to the basics in the months since she welcomed little Felicity into the world.

Insiders say she eats right and exercises a lot — a fact Jinger confirmed with her latest Instagram posts.

Jinger and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, currently reside in Laredo, Texas, and while they escaped the brunt of Hurricane Michael, their proximity to the Gulf Coast means the couple has faced some pretty wild weather lately.

But Jinger didn’t let the rain and wind stand in the way of her daily jogs.

Jinger recently documented the stormy weather on her Instagram page and informed fans that it would not stop her from getting in a vigorous workout:

Jinger Running

“Perfect day for a run,” she captioned the above photo.

As rich and famous as they are, the Duggars tend to eschew luxuries such as personal trainers and Hollywood trends like fad diets.

So it stands to reason that Jinger would favor the old-fashioned approach when trying to lose that last little bit of baby weight.

Needless to say, the old ways seem to be working for her.

And one of Jinger’s famous peers recently took notice.

“Uhm so that mama is looking fantastic. Congrats on your new baby girl!!!” Little People, Big World star Tori Roloff recently commented on one of Jinger’s pics.

“She gets prettier every day.”

Jeremy was quick to second that opinion, responding, “She gets prettier every day.”

Obviously, baby Felicity is Jinger’s number one priority these days, but it seems she’s also taking time to look after herself while Jeremy watches the baby.

Further evidence that, slowly but surely, the Duggars are joining the 21st century.

Better late than never!


Jill Duggar: Did She Just Confirm That Derick Dillard Is Cheating?!

The past year has not been particularly kind to Jill Duggar.

It all started back in November of 2017, when Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On.

Jill quit the show as a gesture of solidarity, which unfortunately left the couple with two kids to raise and no source of income.

One would think that after such a precipitous fall from grace, Derick would be forever on his best behavior, but thus far that hasn’t been the case.

These days, Derick is in law school and taking steps toward once again supporting his wife and kids, but the months since his termination have been tumultuous for reasons that go far beyond financial instability.

Derick has been accused of cheating on Jill, and the fact that neither party has addressed those rumors has only added to the public scrutiny of their relationship.

Earlier this week, Jill posted the photo below, which shows her reading a self-help book entitled Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.

“Reading a little during bath time. lol #momlife #orangebathwater #boundariesbook,” Jill captioned the pic.

As In Touch Weekly points out, many of Jill’s followers commented that they had also enjoyed the book and found it especially helpful for mending fractured relationships.

“Very good for dealing with toxic family members or friends!” wrote one such fan.

Others noted that Jill could very much benefit from the lessons about independence, and Derick often seems to treat her as his doormat, even going so far as to make Jill attend his law school lectures to assist in taking notes.

“A great time to say ‘no’ is going to your husband’s school. That is a good boundary to work on, Jill,” commented one follower.

“Her father controlled her life until she married her husband,” added another fan.

“She NEEDS to read this book.”

As many others pointed out, this is not the first time that Jill has used her Instagram page and her choice of reading materials to throw subtle shade at her controversial husband.

Jill recently posted a photo of her Bible, in which the section about adultery has been highlighted in its entirety.

Like we said, neither Jill or Derick has confirmed or denied that Derick was busted cheating recently — and in all likelihood, they never will.

But that doesn’t Jill is above throwing a little shade with her Instagram posts.


Jinger Duggar Continues to Outrage Fans With Pics of Her Daughter

In general, photos of infants are up there with videos of cats doing funny things on the short list of internet posts that won’t piss anybody off.

But if you’re a member of the Duggar family everything you do is subject to intense scrutiny and harsh criticism — and Jinger Duggar’s latest baby photo is no exception.

That’s little Felicity Duggar enjoying what we assume is her first plane ride.

Jinger captioned the pic, “Little travel buddy.”

Seems inoffensive enough, right?

After all who could have a problem with an infant on an airplane (aside from, ya know, every other passenger on that plane).

Well, believe it or not, Jinger has been accused of trolling her critics with this pic.

If that sounds absurd, that’s because it absolutely is.

But you’re currently on the internet, so you’re well aware that we’re living in absurd times.

Anyway, the outrage has to do with Felicity’s headgear.

Yes, believe it or not Jinger has been accused of cultural appropriation for tying a scarf to her child’s head.

We suppose it’s possible that Jinger came across an old photo of Tupac and decided that would be a good look for her daughter.

But the much more likely explanation is that the scarf is simply an easy way to keep the baby’s head warm.

Not surprisingly, the constant negative attention has begun to take a toll on Jinger.

“She feels like she’s constantly getting mom shamed since she had Felicity. She had no idea it was going to be this bad,” an insider close to Jinger tells Hollywood Life.

“Jinger is doing her best to ignore the negativity and focus on the positive, but it’s hard.”

Scarf-gate began with the above photo of Jinger and Jeremy attending a Chicago Cubs game last month, and remarkably, it shows no signs of letting up.

Fortunately, Jinger isn’t letting the haters win.

She’s continued to post pics of Felicity, and it doesn’t look like she’ll be stopping any time soon.

We say give the girl a break. It’s bad enough she was raised in the freakin’ Duggar family.


Derick Dillard Throws Major Shade at TLC and Jim Bob Duggar!

Hard to believe, but it’s been almost a full year since Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On.

Fans are mostly of the opinion that the show is better off without D-Dill, though that might have less to do with his camera presence and more to do with the reason he was axed from the show.

Back in November of 2017, Derick went on a transphobic tirade against fellow network star Jazz Jennings and was promptly kicked to the curb by his bosses at TLC.

It’s almost like corporations aren’t big on their employees harassing one another on social media. Weird.

Anyway, Derick’s wife, Jill Duggar, quit the show as a gesture of solidarity, and now the Dillard clan has no real ties to the show that made them famous.

For a while, it looked as though the Jill and Derick were hoping to be invited back to the show, but now it seems they’ve come to terms with the fact that that’s never gonna happen.

Derick is attending law school; Jill is working as a midwife (despite a lack of proper certification), and it looks like they’ll eventually be able to support their two children without much help from Jim Bob and Michelle.

Despite that, it seems Derick is still harboring some bitterness toward the network that both started ended his television career.

During a recent Twitter Q&A Der even went so far as to accuse TLC execs of interfering with his relationship with his in-laws.

“Do you not attend events they film if possible (like Lauren/Josiah’s tea party) or do they just edit around you?” one fan asked.

“TLC is probably not going to invite us if they don’t want us there,” Dillard replied.

Yes, Derick seems to be suggesting that it’s the network — not the Duggars themselves — who decide the guest list for their family events.

Obviously, this is his way of trash-talking not only TLC, but also his father-in-law.

Jim Bob has repeatedly claimed that despite the massive debt his family owes the network, he retains full autonomy on the Duggar compound.

Derick’s claim that it’s TLC who execs that decide who to invite to family functions pokes a major hole in that idea.

Of course, this is Derick’s M.O.

He throws a little bit of shade and — unless his target is someone as vulnerable as a teenage girl — he then turns tail and refuses to answer any follow-up questions.

Derick seems to live in a fantasy world of his own device, in which his famous father-in-law is an ineffectual nobody, and the decision to leave a cushy reality show gig was his and his alone.

“We were going in a different direction as a family and decided to stop doing filming,” Dillard once claimed in an interview.

“Thank you; we hope you are encouraged in some way by our journey, especially our reliance upon our savior, Jesus Christ.”

Mind you, we know for a fact that Derick was fired, but he’s so used to fans believing everything he says that he has no problem tossing out whatever BS pops into his head.

It’s an interesting and surprisingly effective strategy.

So clearly, the guy has learned a thing or two about public relations and cult mentality in his years as Jim Bob’s son-in-law.


Jana Duggar: ACTUALLY Dating Jeremy Vuolo’s Brother?!

If you’re a Duggar fan, we certainly don’t need to tell you that Jana Duggar is single.

And if you follow the family closely on social media, then we may not need to tell you about the growing legend of Chuck Vuolo, Jeremy’s hipster brother.

In case you’re unaware, every time Jinger and Jeremy visit his family in Texas, fans absolutely lose their minds over older brother Chuck.

This week, Jeremy posted the above photo in honor of Chuck’s birthday:

“Happy Birthday, big brother! I admire you in so many ways and am grateful to God for you,” Jeremy captioned the pic.

“You’ve already been an amazing uncle to my daughter; I look forward to sharing “’stories of Uncle Chuck’ with her when she’s a bit older. I love you more than I can say. Enjoy the day, bro.”

So we guess Chuck is a bit of a wild card?

Of course, with how squeaky clean Jeremy and his family seem to be “stories of Uncle Chuck” probably include such rebellious behavior as the time he put his lunch money in the collection plate.

Anyway, you may be asking yourself, what does this loose cannon Uncle Chuck have to do with Jana?

Well, you see, Duggar fans are oddly obsessed with the idea of Chuck entering a romantic relationship with Jana Duggar.

It all began when Jeremy posted some pics from a mini family reunion last month.

“Set him up with Jana?” one fan asked.

“I was thinking the same thing too,” echoed another.

“I hope so she’s so sweet!” wrote a third commenter, adding:

“How cute would they be?!” 

Jana courtship rumors surface at the rate of about one per month, and it seems like October will be entirely devoted to Chuck.

Some fans are now convinced that Jana and Chuck are actually courting — and as far as we can tell this is based on nothing other than the fact that they have yet to publicly state that they’re not.

Maybe those fans are onto something.

After all, with this many members of the Duggar family involved, it seems like someone would clear the air and issue some sort of statement.

Of course, it’s much more possible that Jana is still single and everyone involved is just enjoying a little free publicity.