Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Make Bold Statement Amid Jill’s Book

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar statement Jill's book

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are ready to spill some family secrets in their new memoir, “Counting the Cost”, and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are making it clear where they stand when it comes to the new book.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar say they ‘love all their children’

Three days ahead of the release of “Counting the Cost,” Jim Bob and Michelle released a statement to People magazine making it clear that they love all their children, while still acknowledging the family has had “problems.”

“We love all of our children very much. As with any family, few things are more painful than conflicts or problems among those you love,” Jim Bob, 58, and Michelle, 56, said in a statement to People. “We do not believe the best way to resolve conflicts, facilitate forgiveness and reconciliation, or to communicate through difficulties is through the media or in a public forum so we will not comment.”

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have been vocal about problems in the Duggar family for years

When Derick Dillard was fired from the Duggar family’s hit series “Counting On” in 2017 following backlash from his controversial stance on transgender people on social media, the couple began to share dark secrets about their time both on the show and within the family.

Not only does the couple claim they never made any money from the original series or its spinoffs, they also claim they were tricked into being on the show by her father, in a move they went on to call “fraud.”

Jill later opened up about signing the contract on the very day that she was marrying Derick.

“I just saw the signature page. It was like on the end of the kitchen table. Like, ‘Hey, I just need you guys to sign these,’” Jill said. “Like everybody was signing them. We were literally running through the kitchen, and it was like whoever you could grab on the way through. I didn’t know what it was for.”

Jill Duggar’s decision to leave Counting On further drove a wedge between her and Jim Bob Duggar

After TLC let Derick go, Jill chose to stop filming the series as well. A few years later, Jill revealed that by leaving the show, she learned what little control she really had over her life in a video on their YouTube channel.

“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 said. “It was just a good decision for us.”

In 2021, Jill admitted that she had not been to her parent’s Arkansas compound in years. For Jill, the home has “a lot of triggers” and has many “restrictions” in place.

In their book, Jill claims that Jim Bob treats her worse than her jailed brother Josh Duggar. They also accuse him of financial improprieties when it comes to the money made on their TLC shows.

“Counting the Cost” comes out on September 12.

Allie Johnson

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