Counting On’s Jill Duggar Reveals Why She's "Distancing" Herself From the Duggars

Counting On’s Jill Duggar Dillard spoke openly about her relationship with the rest of her family. Keep scrolling to see what she revealed about the Duggars.

By Mona Thomas Oct 07, 2020 4:28 PMTags
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Jill Duggar Dillard is answering the hot button questions. 

During a question and answer video uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 7, the reality TV star and her husband Derick Dillard opened up about why they ultimately left the hit TLC series Counting On three years ago. 

"We found out we didn't have as much control over our lives as it related to the show and stuff, as we needed. We had to make a decision at that time to kind of put the show aside just so like to pursue our own goals and everything. That's when we made that decision, she explained. "It was just a good decision for us."

Jill said it was a "difficult" decision, but one that needed to be made for the betterment of their family. 

Derrick added, "We were kind of put between a rock and a hard place where we had to choose between our family goals over filming and it really felt like it it was in the best interest as a family to pursue our family goals."

The couple also elaborated the current state of their relationship with the rest of the Duggar family, which seems to be "distanced."

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"There's been some distancing there," Jill shared. "We're not on the best terms with some of my family. We've had some disagreements, but we're working towards healing definitely and restoration, but we're having to kind of just take some time and heal."

The mother of two continued, "We're doing what's best for our family right now and just working through it I guess. We are praying and trusting God that like the timeline is his and what that looks like and everything. So we definitely appreciate your prayers, and we don't want to go into detail."