Over the past few years, Duggar fans have watched Jill Dillard defy her parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar in many ways. The former Counting On star wears pants, shorts, swimsuits, and tank tops. She also has a nose ring. Recently, she and her husband Derick Dillard decided to send their son Israel to public school.
Fans have applauded her for breaking away from her family’s strict beliefs. They’re glad that Jill is figuring out who she is. But this hasn’t been easy for Jill. Due to her rocky relationship with her parents, she’s had to set some boundaries with them. Fans assume there’s more going on behind the scenes between Jill and her parents, as well.
Recently, Jill proved that she’s still doing her own thing, and she’s proud of it. In an Instagram story, Jill documented her family’s evening. She and Derick were hanging out in their backyard together as their sons Israel and Samuel played together. As Jill talked to fans, she was holding a canned beverage in her hand.
Sleuths on Reddit dug a little deeper and discovered that Jill was drinking Black Apple Hard Cider, which is sold locally in Springdale, Arkansas.
Though the fact that Jill is drinking alcohol might come as a surprise, this isn’t the first time she’s done it.
Jill Dillard opens up about her decision to drink alcohol.
In an interview with People, Jill and Derick opened up about their decision to drink alcohol. “We have boundaries,” Jill said. “In our faith, we believe like we’re not supposed to get drunk. So, with drinking, it’s not like we’re just like going crazy. It’s more socially here and there, or at home, for a date or something. Our kids are pretty young right now, but I think it’s good for them to see a healthy balance.”
“Growing up, the whole idea of drinking was not encouraged,” Jill says. “I know my parents would not be happy with it, and I know that my siblings, some more than others, would probably have an issue with it. Other ones would probably be like, ‘Whatever’s good for y’all, that’s fine. Live your life.’ So far nobody’s said anything to us about it.”
So, are you happy to see Jill Dillard enjoying a drink with her husband? Do you think she has the right idea about alcohol? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.