Former ‘Counting On’ Star Jill Duggar Dillard & Husband Derick Announce Pregnancy, Months After Suffering Miscarriage

"We are with blessing!"
“We are with blessing!”

Jill and Derick Dillard are adding to their family!

The Counting On stars– who, in recent years, have been estranged from Jill’s famous family— announced on Sunday that Jill is pregnant. The pregnancy comes after the couple suffered a tragic miscarriage last fall.

"If it's a boy, I can promise you he WON'T be named Jim or Bob!"
“I can tell you this: if it’s a boy, he WON’T be named Jim or Bob!”

Jill and Derick– who already have sons Samuel and Israel– shared the exciting news with their followers on social media.

“We have prayed that, if it was God’s will, he would bless us with another baby,” the couple wrote their website. “We are excited to announce that God has answered our prayers and we are expecting our rainbow baby due July 2022!”

Jill and Derick stated they plan to find out the gender of the baby.

“We are so thankful for a healthy baby and pregnancy so far and we look forward to finding out the gender soon!” they wrote on their website.

Over the years, Jill and Derick have strayed from many of the ideals Jill grew up with. The couple admitted using birth control– something Jill’s family is firmly against.

Jill and Derick have also bucked the Duggars’ trend of having “as many children as God gives,” like Jill’s parents Michelle and Jim Bob, as well as many of Jill’s siblings have done.

Last year, Jill discussed their decision in an interview with People magazine.

“Growing up, it was ingrained in me that if you don’t have as many kids as you’re able to, that there’s something wrong with that,” Jill told the magazine. “But there was a shift in me where I felt like it wasn’t wrong if you decide as a couple that it’s best for you to wait.”

Jill and Derick received congratulations from Derick’s sister and Jill’s cousin Amy Duggar King, but as of press time, none of Jill’s other family members. 

(Photos: Instagram, YouTube)

23 Responses

  1. I think if they’re having a boy they’re gonna name him Nathaniel. Girl, no clue, but let’s have a guess and go for Naomi.

  2. I have issue with the whole -phobic thing, just because you dislikes the lifestyle doesn’t mean you dislike the person that lives it.

    I’m not a fan of the trans lifestyle or the gay lifestyle, but I have NO PROBLEM with the person. But because of dislike it’s an automatic label of homoPHOBIC or transPHOBIC.

    Last I checked a phobia was “a fear of something), where’s the fear?

      1. That is the one and ONLY thing I agreed with Josh on.

        Josh’s aunt (one of Michelle’s sisters) is gay and because of that JB and Michelle didn’t want anyone in the family having anything to do with her.

        Same with Anna’s sister Susanna, she is an unwed mother and because of that JB and Michelle didn’t want anyone in the family to have anything to do with her.

        Despite their dislike of the lifestyle they still chose to allow those relationships in their lives.

          1. I don’t hide behind my Christianity to excuse hate. I don’t hate anyone. Do I dislike situations sure, but I don’t hate anyone or anything.

          1. And you’re a bitch, I should’ve known that “I agree!…” comment was too nice for you.

            People like you wouldn’t know nice/common human decency if it came up and bit you in the ass!!!

          2. You’re the one that read it the way you wanted to lmfao not my fault you can’t read sarcasm and assumed somebody was agreeing with your bigoted comments.

          3. It was a comment all to itself, nobody agreed nor disagreed with me until you open your big ass bitch mouth.

            Sarcasm or not, DONT BE A BITCH!!!

            Like I said, I should have known you wouldn’t know nice/human common decency if it came up and bit you in the ass.

          4. Don’t be a bigot. You can keep calling me a bitch, it’s not going to phase me in the least bit, and I can change being a bitch, I really could. But you’re going to remain a bigot until the day you die because bigots never see themselves as bigots.

          5. Eh, pretty sure that if I was a bigot then I could change, but I’m not one and just because you and people like you think it doesn’t actually make it true…just true in your delusional mind.

      1. I literally just search “what does phobia mean” and the exact wording was “an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something”

        So while “an aversion to” is part of the definition, that’s not the whole thing.

        1. “Homophobia” is not a diagnosable “phobia” in the psychiatric sense. “Phobia” is the root word in “homophobia” but that doesn’t mean it’s a “phobia” in the clinical sense.

          1. My original reply was just completing the definition of a phobia. Yes it means “an aversion to” but it also means “a fear of’.

            And my issue has NOTHING to do with the fact that the word exists, my question is…why are people automatically labeled homophobic or transphobic because they dislike the lifestyle choice?

  3. I can’t see this guy without thinking what a hypocrite and transphobic bully he is.
    Without that, I would be very happy for them. Now I see another child that will sadly be raised with hate towards others. Another that will be tought to look down on others. Don’t tell me they don’t feel superior to more groups of people. It’s gross.

  4. I was so confused who that picture was of because I could tell it was Derrick but did NOT think that was Jill. I thought it was a relative of his and couldn’t figure out why that’s the picture they shared. It took a good 15-20 seconds before I realized it was Jill. She looks fantastic.

    It’s wild that Jill, who was the most goody-two-shoes sister of them all, is the one doing all the “bad” stuff now. I’d root for her more if I didn’t think it really was just that she’s following what her husband says and does since he is the “leader” of their family now. Same with Jinger. Jinger wears pants and lives in L.A. and all that, but at the same time, there are things she “can’t” do because her husband says no. So yay for them, but also ehhh I don’t think they’re as independent as they come off sometimes.

    That’s sad about the Congratulations stuff, but hopefully it’s just that her family didn’t see the post yet or something. I doubt ALL of them would ignore her posting about a new baby. I’m sure by tomorrow some of them will have posted their Congrats.

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