JILL Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, did not celebrate Christmas with her family after her dad Jim Bob snubbed them from his holiday bash earlier this month.
Jill, 29, and Derick, 31, revealed in October that they have distanced themselves from her parents Jim Bob and Michelle after breaking several of the religious family’s strict rules.
Oldest sister Jana, 30, posted a series of photos on Instagram of the Duggar family on Christmas.
A group photo revealed Jill and Derick not attend Christmas dinner at the family compound.
The latest snub comes after Jill and Derick were missing from Jim Bob’s massive holiday party on December 14.
The Sun obtained exclusive photos of the Duggar family and friends mingling inside the Arkansas home without masks despite the Covid pandemic.
Jill was also absent from her sister Joy-Anna’s Christmas party for the women last week.
Joy-Anna, 23, posted a group shot of the ladies holding their homemade wreaths, with younger sisters Jennifer, Johannah and Jordyn-Grace joining their older siblings.
Mom Michelle and sisters-in-law Lauren, Anna, Kendra and Abbie were also invited, as well as Joy sisters Jessa, Jana and Josie.
In November, the Duggar family celebrated their fall festival, which includes in pie making, pumpkin bowling, caramel apple dipping and more seasonal activities.
When a fan asked over Twitter if they were invited to the gathering, Derick replied: “No, we were not invited or told about it”
Jill and Derick opened up about their family feud during an interview with People in October.
She told the outlet: “Our control to choose what jobs we were allowed to accept and even where we were allowed to live was taken away from us.”
Derick added: “The first few years of our marriage, we spent time and money working towards opportunities only to hit a dead end when we’d be told, ‘Well, you’re not allowed to do that.’”
Jill then revealed how her decision to quit the family’s reality show Counting On “didn’t go over very well with anyone.”
Derick previously spoke to The Sun, claiming he and Jill were not paid for their appearances on the family’s reality show, and that he was “not sure” if other family members were compensated for their appearances.
He said: “We were strongly discouraged from talking to other family members about payment or lack thereof.”
Derick also claimed he was “not allowed” to speak with anyone at the TLC network regarding payment.
He also claimed the patriarch banned them from the family compound in Arkansas.
Derick said: “I think he’s mainly worried about the influence we might have on his children.”
Derick has been outspoken regarding TLC and his father-in-law since they stopped filming Counting On in 2017.
Jim Bob and Michelle said in a statement: “Every family has differences of opinion and perspective at times, but families work things out.
“We all love Jill, Derick, and their boys very much. It is our prayer that our relationship is healed and fully restored quickly!”
Jill has also been breaking family rules in recent years.
She broke the family’s modest dress code, as she’s worn jeans, short skirts and tank tops.
She even got her nose pierced and cut her hair short.
They chose to enroll their oldest son in public school, despite the Duggar tradition of homeschooling their children, and they allow their children to listen to rave music as opposed to strictly Christian songs.
More recently, Jill and Derick posted a photo drinking alcohol at their cousin Amy’s bar.
Jill and Derick have been celebrating Christmas with their sons Israel, 5, and Sam, 3.
She captioned a family photo: “Christmas program is always a highlight of the Christmas season for us! See my stories for link where you can watch today or visit in person if you’re local!”
Jill has also posted photos of the family building a snowman, having snowball fights, watching Christmas movies, decorating and more.
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