Jessa Seewald insists her sister Jill Dillard has not been shunned by their mother Michelle Duggar and the rest of their siblings, despite Jill’s very public feud with their dad, Jim Bob Duggar.
In a series of Instagram comments posted on Thursday, the former Counting On star defended members of her family after they were called out for choosing to not attend Jill’s recent baby shower, stating that, despite what fans may think, Jill does have “family support.”
As The Ashley previously reported, Jill’s cousin Amy Duggar King (who is also estranged from the famous family) recently hosted a baby shower for Jill to celebrate the impeding birth of her third child. While Jill’s mother-in-law and other relatives from her husband Derick Dillard‘s side of the family attended the party for Jill, it appeared that Jill’s own mom, Michelle, and Jill’s many sisters and numerous sisters-in-law did not attend.
In her Instagram comments, Jessa revealed that she did, in fact, come to the shower (which was at Amy’s home); however, she confirmed that none of the other Duggar women chose to attend. She blamed busy schedules— rather than the bitter feud between the Dillards and Jim Bob— for their absences.
“These rumors make me angry, and I’m here to put a stop to it,” Jessa wrote. “The narrative these kinds of comments put forward is a false one. Simply not true. I was there at the shower, but pretty much everyone else was out of town whether for a wedding, family reunion, or beach trip. Summertime is busy and you cannot always coordinate 19+ schedules. Anyone with more than one adult kid should know that.”
“My mom and all of us sisters + SIL love [Jill] dearly and she knows that!” Jessa continued, adding that she does remain in contact with Jill.
“While baby showers are a blast, they’re not the only time family members get together and hang out,” she wrote. “We spend plenty of time together even if there aren’t photos circulating on the internet to prove it. Pics are great, but sometimes you’re caught up in the conversation and enjoying everyone company and not every gathering, play date or dinner has to be a photo op. Quit spreading hate. She has family support— stop this nonsense.”
“Please let’s not assume there’s a negative motive behind everything we do and do not do,” Jessa told another fan, who asked why she was not in any of the photos that were posted of the shower.
Amy insisted that, despite her Aunt Michelle and cousins’ absences, Jill’s shower still was a success— and drama-free.
“We had a beautiful turn out and enjoyed just being in the moment…There wasn’t any drama and Jill was glowing!” Amy wrote in the comment section.
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Despite Jessa’s insistence that her mom and siblings (and siblings-in-law) all just had other plans and didn’t purposefully miss Jill’s shower, some fans weren’t buying it.
“One out of 19+ was able to make it, that’s not scheduling issues, that’s a choice,” one person replied.
“Jill’s family members [were not] at her baby shower because Jim Bob is stopping them,” someone else wrote. “In that freak of a family you can’t do anything without his permission. They are divided because the rest [of the] family have no choice.”
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I….I don’t understand still. I’m not from a big family and while I believe not everything is filmed (and Jessa didn’t want to be on the pics…while basically outing everyone that they weren’t there…you’re not really smart, Jess), I don’t understand why you wouldn’t make time for something that is IMPORTANT to your sister. You basically chose a random event instead of seeing your sister. (Doesn’t matter how cheesy and unnecessary baby showers are…but Jill will give birth again after 5 years…does the intentional family planning bother them?!) It’s like…this is your family, you chose to go to something because you found that event more important. I’m especially disappointed in Abbie and John. I thought surely they would be on her side.
She is the worst lmaoooo “I’M A GOOD PERSON DARN IT!”, she screeched from the birthing bed
Do they have a baby shower with every baby?
Did Michelle have 19 shower’s?
I don’t watch the show, I did when it was 16 & counting.
Nah, Attention-whore Amy threw this baby shower for Jill just to get herself in the media yet again. Complete with snarky captions and remarks. If she was doing it solely out of happiness for Jill, she wouldn’t have to include all the drama. But sadly she’s using Jill to keep her name in the media.
That is just selfish & unChristian like behavior. Y’all should be ashamed of yourselves.
Amy is a parasite.
That’s is all!
Y’all can down vote this all you want but Amy keeps using the family that disgusts her just to get attention on herself. If it wasn’t for her nasty uncle, no one would know her or care. Any attention is good attention for her.
I agree 100%. I don’t understand how people don’t see through her. She’s completely using Jill in her games now, too. She’s so transparent it’s embarrassing.
No she isn’t at all. Jessa, aka the family mouthpiece, is a little b****. She’s also a liar. She’ll say anything to stay on her mommy and daddy’s good side. Little suck up.
Do you feel good verbally attacking a child sexual assault survivor?
I can’t confirm or deny this, but Tuff Topic on YouTube reported that Kendra was there as well. So I guess 2/19 if that’s true.
5 stars for the article, just for the nose ring caption under Michelle’s picture alone. 😆
Prove it Jess- post a recent pic of the Duggar’s togethers with Jill🤨
Jim Boob and Michelle allowed their children to be ABUSED, and they also USED and EXPLOITED their children for YEARS to make money for themselves!! It is sickening that Jessa would defend her mother in ANY WAY!! I hope all of the Duggar siblings cut their manipulative parents completely off in a loud and public way!! Jim Boob and Michelle are EVIL.
Jessa was one of the children that were sexually abused. She is a sexual assault survivor. Jim Bob and Michelle can be criticized 24/7 but not any of the victims.
I’ll believe Jessa when Jill confirms it.
She probably attended on the condition that she didn’t appear in any pics on social media to avoid enraging her narcissist father
I do believe the shower was on the same weekend as Olivia Collingsworth’s wedding in Cincinnati. Jana was there, and I believe others were too. Amy did not need to put those self-serving comments on the post.
It’s Amy. Of course she did.