Counting On alum Jill Duggar Dillard often is missing from family photos with her siblings. She’s not currently part of cast — and hasn’t been for many seasons now. But, she is still very much a part of the family. Although she is not filmed for her family’s reality series, Jill gets name-dropped or a little screen time. However, for the most part, family gatherings filmed for TLC exclude Jill and her husband Derick Dillard.
Now a new Counting On family photo surfaced with most of the Duggar sisters. In fact, Jill is in this family photo. However, one Duggar sister is missing. Continue reading to see which sister is MIA from this family gathering.
Counting On: Jill Duggar Dillard Attends Joy Anna’s Baby Shower
Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth and her husband Austin Forsyth are expecting their second child, a daughter, later this month. So, Michelle Duggar and her sisters threw a baby shower in her honor. Since COVID-19 restrictions in Arkansas eased, the Duggars rallied up the clan and celebrated the soon-to-be arrival of Baby Girl Forsyth.
Former Counting On cast member Jill Duggar Dillard was there. Additionally, Josh Duggar’s wife, Anna Duggar, was also there. It’s rare for Jill to attend family functions. In fact, it’s a well-known fact that Jill must seek prior approval from her father, Jim Bob Duggar, to come to “The Big House.” One can assume that since Jill was there, TLC’s cameras were not.
However, it’s still nice to see that the rift between Jill’s husband and her family hasn’t prevented the siblings from having their own special relationship.
So Which Sister Was Missing?
Counting On matriarch Michelle Duggar has nine daughters. As you can see from the snap above, eight out of nine are there. So which Duggar lady is missing? It’s Jinger Duggar Vuolo who’s MIA. She’s living in Los Angeles. So, travel during the pandemic is not advisable. Plus, Jinger is six months pregnant with her second child. It’s been a long time since Jinger was back in Arkansas.
The last time was in February. Coincidentally, that was also the last time Jill Duggar was photographed with her sisters as well. Counting On fans are happy to see Jill there for Joy’s shower. Not too long ago, a picture surfaced that appeared as if Jill’s mother cropped her from the image. So, there’s online chatter of a feud between Jill and Michelle.
However, even if this is the case, they’ve set those differences aside to come together and celebrate Joy and Austin’s rainbow baby – with or without it being chronicled for Counting On.
Counting On: Former TLC Star Jill Duggar – Only One In Pants
Most of the ladies on the TLC show wear long skirts and dresses. However, a few of the married sisters now break from their daddy’s strict modesty rules and wear pants. In the group picture of the sisters above, Jill Duggar Dillard is the only one of her sisters not wearing a dress or skirt.
So, that could be why she is in the back row of the Counting On crew rather than front and center. Regardless, it’s wonderful to see Jill included. Perhaps in the future, she and Derick might get an invite to a family game night. Although that’s unlikely – one can hope. Watch new episodes every Tuesday at 9 pm on TLC.
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