COUNTING On’s Jill Duggar had to get tested for coronavirus this week after developing concerning symptoms.
The mother of two revealed she had to be tested for the virus a second time as she continued to suffer from a fever and body aches.
Jill, 29, said her symptoms also included a cough and rashes on both of her arms.
The former reality TV star also said it felt like her feet were “burning.”
On Instagram, she wrote: “Well…we did it…a few weeks ago we got tested for the coronavirus after developing several of the symptoms.”
“P.S. We are all well now, praise the Lord!”
The Counting On alum also posted two videos where she described her symptoms and underwent the tests.
She said: “My feet are burning!”
She had a mask covering her face, but she often took it off to talk.
Her children and husband Derick Dillard did not wear theirs in the family car.
In the second video, Jill got tested.
A testing site worker swabbed both of her nostrils, which made Jill uncomfortable as she closed her eyes in pain.
Once the testing was done, Jill teared up and had a coughing fit.
Derick congratulated her, saying: “You did it! Good job!”
Thankfully, her results came back negative a second time.
Her coronavirus test comes just one day after Derick exclusively told The Sun he was “strongly discouraged” from talking to family members about compensation from their reality show.
The couple has been feuding with Jill’s parents Jim Bob, 54, and Michelle, 53, and the patriarch recently banned them from visiting the family compound without permission.
In the exclusive interview, Derick said he is “not sure” if other family members, including adult children Jana, John David, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah and Joy-Anna, were paid 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.
Derick has been outspoken regarding TLC and his father-in-law since they stopped filming Counting On in 2017.
He said of why he’s now chosen to speak out: “First and foremost, I want to do what’s best for my family.
“This includes the timeline of what I share, when I share it, and how I do so.
“We also don’t know what we don’t know. Our own knowledge of the situation has been constantly evolving for years.”
Derick revealed on Instagram in December that he was under the impression Duggar children and spouses “didn’t make any money from the show.”
He wrote: “But rather, it was presented to us kids as something that was done as a ministry that TLC periodically subsidized in the form reimbursements for things like gas, restaurants, travel, etc… but not any actual pay on top of that.”
He revealed Jim Bob is the “only one with a contract.”
He previously told The Sun how their feud has caused a rift in their relationship with her siblings.
Derick said: “Because our visitation to the Duggar house has been restricted and that is where they and their spouses hang out, we have not been able to see other family as much as we would like, so that is difficult.
“We do try to invite brothers and sisters-in-law over as much as they can come.”
Derick continued: “We hope and pray God would restore relationships where there is brokenness.
“But, at the same time, we recognize that only God can change people’s hearts and bring healing.”
As for his claim of being banned from the family compound, Derick said: “I think he’s mainly worried about the influence we might have on his children.”
Jill and Derick have rebelled against the conservative family in recent years.
Jill has broken the family’s modest dress code, as she’s worn jeans and tank tops.
The mother of Israel, 5, and Samuel, 2, also 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.
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