Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have been the targets of harsh criticism over the last year. The two welcomed their son, Israel, almost one year ago. Jill was the first daughter to give Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar a grandchild, followed shortly by Jessa. Shortly after their wedding and the birth of their first child, Duggar and Dillard decided to do missionary work. The duo chose Central America as their destination, and that is when the critics started coming out in droves. There are rumors that Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, are back in Arkansas. What does this mean for the Duggar family?
It is no secret that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard want to have a big family. With Israel’s first birthday approaching, many fans are shocked the two haven’t announced another pregnancy. According to the Hollywood Gossip, Jill Duggar may already be pregnant. This isn’t shocking, but it has fans excited to find out the truth behind it. Recently, Duggar shared a photo of Dillard painting her toes. This was eerily similar to one posted in 2014 just before their pregnancy announcement for Israel came out. There are some rules to follow about abstinence after a baby, but those restraints have expired for Duggar and Dillard.
When Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard went to Central America, they took Israel with them. Critics came out to condemn them for bringing their young child to a place like that. While the couple clearly took precautions, everything they did came under fire. From where Duggar placed Israel to how he was being carried around, nothing the couple did was good enough for the outsiders looking in. Duggar hasn’t addressed the negative, but has been posting positive and uplifting photos. There are several fans backing the entire Duggar family.
There is speculation that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard returned to Arkansas because of the Zika virus. It is especially dangerous for pregnant women, and if Duggar is indeed pregnant, the safest place is back home for her. They have also been taping for the new Duggar show from TLC. There has been no information about what it will be titled, but it is supposed to be focused on Jana Duggar, Jill’s oldest sister. Filming was confirmed, as was the presence of both Jill and Derick.
Pregnancy rumors are spreading for Jill Duggar because of the Instagram photo she shared. Generally, she has been known to share selfies with Derick Dillard and their son, as well. The fact that Duggar stayed behind the camera leads to speculation she may be hiding a growing baby bump. According to Fashion & Style, Jill Duggar will likely be making an announcement soon. Fans are wondering if the pregnancy announcement will be used to help boost the ratings of the newest show in the works. TLC is very slick when it comes to marketing, and this could be the perfect solution to get the views rolling in.
As Duggar fans wait patiently for pregnancy news from Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard, they are gearing up for the new show coming to TLC. When 19 Kids and Counting was canceled, there was a huge uproar. Since then, Duggar fans have gathered on social media to petition networks and support the entire Duggar family. If Jill is pregnant, the estimation is that she will be due in fall. Generally, pregnancy announcements happen after the first trimester, and Duggar would be close to this point. If Jill Duggar is indeed pregnant with baby No. 2, fans are excited for the new path in her life and also for the wonderful blessing she is receiving alongside Derick Dillard.
[Photo via Jill Duggar Dillard/Twitter]