Jill Duggar is the fourth child and second daughter of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar. Like the rest of her family, Jill gained fame after the group’s original show, 17 Kids and Counting, premiered on TLC in 2008. After her parents had two more children, the show was renamed 19 Kids and Counting. It went off the air in 2015 after 15 seasons.
The Arkansas native went on to cowrite Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships with sisters Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar and Jana Duggar in 2014 before starring on the family’s TLC spinoff, Counting On. Jill and husband Derick Dillard, whom she wed in 2014, exited the series after six seasons in 2017.
The pair’s departure from the show came after Dillard made headlines for his controversial comments about transgender TLC star Jazz Jennings. The couple, who welcomed son Israel in 2015 and Samuel in 2017, have since distanced themselves from the Duggars to focus on their own brood.
Jill and her husband run a Dillard Family blog and YouTube channel where they post videos about their life.