What feud? Jessa Duggar (Seewald) used the Christmas season and social media to deny rumors of a feud with sister Jill Duggar (Dillard). Following reports that the siblings and “19 Kids and Counting” co-stars were at odds over everything from who is following whom on Twitter, to whose house is bigger, one of the newlywed sisters coyly slammed the rumors Thursday.
“So thankful for this sweet girl!” Jessa wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of Jill, 23, standing next to her on her wedding day. Jessa, 22, continued the post by gushing about her expectant sibling. “Jill, you’re such an amazing example of what it means to be a loving wife! I love you so much!! So blessed to call you my sister @jillmdillard.”
While Jill did not share any sentimental notes about Jessa on her Instagram page, she did share some personal Christmas photos. “Great time with the Dillard relatives on Christmas Eve!” Jill captioned an image of herself posing with her husband, Derick Dillard, 25, and her in-laws. In another photo, Jill used a Christmas bow to show off her growing baby bump. “As we rejoice in the celebrations around the birth of Jesus Christ, we thank God for our precious little gift,” she wrote. Jill is due to give birth to her first child, a boy, in March.
According to the Duggar family Facebook page, both Jill and Jessa attended Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s Christmas celebration in Arkansas Thursday. Jessa’s husband, Ben Seewald, 19, was also present for the festivities. “We are so thankful to have all the Duggars with us this Christmas: great grandma Duggar, all 19 kids, one pregnant daughter-in-law, one-pregnant-daughter, two sons-in-law, five grandchildren (two pre-born),” Jim Bob and Michelle posted to Facebook Friday.
Their 2014 Christmas album was also shared on their official "19 Kids and Counting" fan page. The photos show Jinger, 21, and Jana, 24, posing in their Christmas best, Josh and Anna Duggar’s 3-year-old son Michael posing with a few of his holiday presents and the entire Duggar clan opening their gifts. Check out the full album here.
Claims of a sibling feud came about earlier this month when it was discovered that Jill followed everyone from the Duggar family on Twitter except Jessa. The sisters were last said to be fighting over the size of their homes. While Jill and Derick were given Jim Bob and Michelle’s “$1.5 million” flipped house to temporarily live in before it goes on the market after their June nuptials, Jessa and Ben were reportedly given Josh and Anna Duggar’s two-bedroom cottage, reports OK! Magazine.
“She’s used to Jill getting pampered,” a source told the tabloid. “It doesn’t faze her at this point.”
“19 Kids and Counting” returns to TLC in 2015.