Jill (Duggar) Dillard recently revealed that she’s distanced herself from her parents and siblings and their strict upbringing.
Dillard was a main figure in the popular TLC series, “19 Kids and Counting,” which followed her Christian parents and their ultra-conservative household. After seven years on air, Jill went on to star in the spinoff series, “Counting On,” along with her sisters until she decided to quit the show in 2017.
Now, 29, she’s opened up about why she and her husband, Derick Dillard, have distanced themselves from the family.
“Our control to choose what jobs we were allowed to accept and even where we were allowed to live was taken away from us,” Jill told People.
She explained that they felt as if they had lost the power to dictate their own lives. It progressed to the point that they, as a couple, felt it was interfering with their own goals, and that caused conflict with the network and the family’s plans.
“The first few years of our marriage, we spent time and money working towards opportunities only to hit a dead end when we’d be told, ‘Well, you’re not allowed to do that,'” Derick added.
The couple eventually told the network and the Duggar family that they were quitting, but it didn’t go over well.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law