We hate to say we told you so, but — well, we’re about to do exactly that.
For months now, rumors of a feud between Jill Duggar and her parents have been circulating non-stop.
And earlier this week, we reported that both parties are no longer making much of an effort to conceal their mutual disdain for one another.
It all started when the entire Duggar clan went to LA to visit Jinger — and left Jill at home.
(Joy-Anna Duggar didn’t make the trip either, but that’s because she was on an elk hunting trip in Colorado with her husband’s family.)
That wasn’t the only recent indication of bad blood, but it’s a pretty major public snub from a family that usually prefers to keep its beefs under wraps.
And now, it looks as though Jill’s husband, Derick Dillard, has decided to respond in kind.
Way back in March of 2018, a fan on Twitter asked Derick about the rumor that he tried to get TLC to pay for Jill’s hospital bills after she delivered their baby.
Now, as we know from the many times that Derick bullied Jazz Jennings on Twitter, the guy is very, very active on the site.
But for some reason, he waited until today — 19 months after the question was asked! — to respond to the hospital bill query:
“Derick did you ask TLC to pay a hospital bill, if so why?” the fan tweeted last year.
“I thought it was fair to ask in negotiating … TLC made lots of money in filming a birth special episode, and they had not offered to pay us anything,” Dillard replied today.
“So I thought, at the very least, they could reimburse 5-10K for medical expenses. TLC sure made more than that off of us.”
Now, it seems to us that Jim Bob had slapped a muzzle on Derick and forbidden him to talk about the family’s business relationship with TLC.
These days, however, it appears that Derick is fully off the leash.
And if that little exchange wasn’t enough to convince you that Der is no longer worried about protecting Jim Bob’s public image, check this out:
“So why does Jim Bob get all the money for the show and doesn’t give any to his children? The actual stars of the show,” the fan followed up, prompting Derick to reply:
“I don’t know. You would have to ask him that.”
Folks, that’s some serious shade.
Sure, it’s not the level of trash talk one typically hears from feuding reality stars, but these are the Duggars we’re talking about.
This might be the closest we ever get to to a public declaration of war — and we can’t wait to see hoe Jim Bob responds!