Jinger Duggar’s sister, Jill, has snubbed her sister on social media. Could there be a Duggar family feud brewing?
Jinger Duggar joined Instagram early last month, and a fan recently noticed something peculiar about the Counting On star’s list of followers. A commenter on the Duggar Family News: Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray Facebook page observed that Jill is not following her younger sister on Instagram, nor is she following Jinger’s husband, Texas preacher Jeremy Vuolo.
Jill is rather selective about who she follows on Instagram. She’s currently following just 39 accounts, and many of them belong to family members. They include those of her sister, Jessa, and Jessa’s husband, Ben Seewald. The most recent account Jill began following belongs to Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth. As the Hollywood Gossip reports, Joy-Anna and Austin created a joint Instagram account soon after they tied the knot on May 26.
The nine Instagram accounts that Jinger Duggar follows include those of Jill Duggar and Jill’s husband, Derick Dillard. However, Derick followed his wife’s lead by ignoring Jinger’s new account, and now there’s speculation that there might be some bad blood between Jinger and Jill.
“Perhaps Jill is actually jealous of Jinger and Jeremy, but will never admit it,” wrote one Facebook commenter.
A different act of omission on social media may be proof that Jeremy Vuolo and Derick Dillard aren’t exactly close, either. On May 29, Jeremy welcomed Austin Forsyth into the family fold by posing for a photo with him and sharing it as part of a two-photo Instagram slideshow.
“Got myself another brother-in-law this past weekend!” Jeremy wrote.
The second image in the slideshow was a picture of Jeremy Vuolo and Ben Seewald posing together. Jeremy did not include an image of the other two brothers-in-law he gained by marrying into the Duggar family, Derick Dillard and Josh Duggar.
If Jinger Duggar and her older sister have had some sort of falling out, there’s no direct evidence of what would have caused this. They’ve rarely been shown interacting on Counting On, but this is because Jill has been living on the mission field in Central America since the show began filming. However, it’s obvious that Jinger has always been much closer to Jessa.
“Best friends forever!” she captioned a recent Instagram photo of herself and her favorite sister.
As Radar Online reports, Jinger and Jill had at least one tense interaction on their family’s now-cancelled TLC series, 19 Kids and Counting. When Jinger was 18 years old, she revealed that she had big dreams of moving far away from her small Arkansas town.
“City please, city please,” she said of where she would eventually like to settle down.
However, Jill wasn’t on board with this idea. She warned her younger sister against having such lofty aspirations and said that God might teach her a lesson by sending her a husband who lives in a more rural area.
“If you didn’t get somebody like that the Lord can be working and teaching you something in that area,” Jill said.
Jinger Duggar responded by saying that she would work on her “contentment,” but she was not content to keep following her family’s rules after she got married. Some fans think that she risked causing a rift between her and her conservative Christian fundamentalist parents when she started wearing pants, which girls are forbidden from wearing in the Duggar household. Jinger is free to rock pants and shorts now that she’s married to a man who sees nothing wrong with this, but Jill has continued following her family’s “modern modest” fashion guidelines by wearing skirts and dresses.
Is it possible that Jill snubbed Jinger Duggar on Instagram because she disagrees with the choices her younger sister is making as a married woman, and could she be unhappy with Jeremy Vuolo for allowing his wife more fashion freedom? What do you think?