Jill Dugger is celebrating her 7 year wedding anniversary to Derek Dillard. The reality star gave a sweet tribute to her husband on her Instagram on Monday, writing in part seven years ago today, we said I do and became husband and wife Sarah Dillard. I could have never imagined at the time all we’d face together and where we’d be now. But I’m forever grateful for you. Always by my side. Thank you for being my man and loving and leading through thick and thin. You’re my best fee for the recipe.
Her posts featured a carousel, a picture from her big day, including an adorable snap of the couple sitting on the grass and giving each other a big kiss. The Dogger family has been in the headlines recently following the arrest of Jill’s older brother, Josh Dugger. He was arrested after being indicted for allegedly receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children, according to court documents obtained by Acts of Hollywood. Following Josh’s arrest, Derek took to Twitter to share his thoughts on family matters. In the thread, Derek took issue with the family’s patriarch, Jim Bob, and his wife, Michelle Dugger, suggesting that they are the only ones who saw monetary compensation and that counting on was just a simple rebranding of their original show, 19 Kids and Counting.
He also commented on how the family handled the 2,015 allegations that Josh had molested young girls, including his younger sisters, writing, quote, It was not handled well. The public was deceived, their plan worked, and we were told to keep filming and keep our mouths shut. We called their Bluff and left. Gillan, Derek quit TLCs counting on in 2,017 and admitted at the time that they wanted more control over their lives. Jill has also been open about her complex relationship with her family, revealing in late 2,020 that she was not on the best terms with them, but they are, quote, working towards healing.
Josh Dugger is out on bail as he awaits trial on child pornography charges at the former Reality Stars Attention hearing in May, a judge granted a motion for Duggar to be released from jail to third-party custodians, according to multiple reports. The judge said she could not in good conscience allow the father of six to reside with his family, but she is permitting him unlimited contact with his children as long as his pregnant wife, Anna, is present.