Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard have reopened – this time about leaving TLC Counting on, their relationship with the Duggar family, and how they feel about their lives today – in the latest installment of their Q&A series on YouTube.
Derick and Jill, who are currently raising their two young sons, Israel and Samuel, were suspected of being fired from TLC Counting on (the spinoff that replaced it 19 Children and counting after Josh Duggar’s behavior came to light) in 2017. Fans suspected Derick was fired because of his tweets about Jazz Jennings, the TLC teenage star I’m a Jazz.
But Derick has always maintained that the couple left with a choice due to problems with TLC and Jim-Bob Duggar over their contracts and a reported lack of payment. In an earlier YouTube video, Jill and Derick even said they had to seek legal representation to get any payment from TLC at all.
In their latest video, the Dillards talked about how they feel about leaving the show three years later.
Derick and Jill said they left the show due to a lack of ‘control over their lives’
Before Jill and Derick cut ties with TLC, the courtship, bond, 2014 wedding, and newlywed life were all captured 19 Children and counting. Later, their parenting journey was very visible Counting on.
In their recent YouTube video, the couple answered a fan question about why they turned away from the world of reality TV.
“Our family goals for ourselves did not align with our findings,” Jill explained cautiously, referring to the “new information” they received that changed the situation. thinking about their relationship with TLC. “We ended up finding out we didn’t have as much control over our lives as it did with the show as we felt we needed to. ”
The mother of two went on to say that they made a family decision “to set aside the show to continue [their] own goals. ”
Derick agreed, reiterating that he and Jill had “learned some information” just before a slate was started to film again which changed the relationship with the network. According to Derick, what they learned put them “between a rock and a hard place,” forcing them to choose between their own family goals and values and filming for Counting on.
The couple made it clear that they liked the TLC film crew, and did nothing against it. ”Derick also explained that they had been present for Duggar’s family weddings and funerals, but it appears that they were edited out of the Counting on pictures.
The couple said medication had greatly helped them on the path to healing
Derick and Jill suggested a cure to Counting on fans and, of course, their fans. Healing, they explained, could help just about anyone build healthier relationships, develop better treatments, and improve their conflict resolution skills.
Jill clarified how she shared the many benefits of healing in everyday life. The former midwife said counseling helped them to “process things and work through extras,” both as a couple and on their own. The skills they learned in medicine had come into play especially during the COVID-19 crisis, when stress levels naturally rose at home.
Derick strongly agreed with his wife about the benefits of treatment, stating that it helped them grow much closer as a couple.