The Duggar family has been silent on social media since Josh Duggar’s scandal went public last month. After it was revealed that Josh was accused of molesting several underage girls as a teenager, the stars of TLC’s reality show “19 Kids and Counting” have mostly been speaking to the public via long statements or interviews with Fox News. However, it seems Jill (Duggar) Dillard is trying to move past the incident.
Jill posted a photo of her and husband Derick Dillard’s son Israel to social media on Saturday. She and her family were celebrating the baby boy’s two-month birthday. Jill, 24, even put him in a special cowboy shirt that declared his age.
“Happy 2 month birthday #IsraelDavidDillard! We are so blessed to be your parents! May you grow up to love Jesus and serve others! #2monthbirthday,” she wrote on Instagram.
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Derick, 26, posted the same photo on his Instagram with a similar caption. “We are so blessed to be this little guy's parents! Happy 2 month birthday Israel!” he wrote. “May you continue to grow both in stature and in favor with the Lord and also with man.”
Jill’s interview on Fox News aired just a day before she posted the photo. During the segment, she and sister Jessa (Duggar) Seewald, 22, spoke about being two of their brother Josh’s victims. The women defended their now 27-year-old brother and discussed how they felt violated when protected information from their past was made public.
“Our story was not being told like we felt it should have been told. We're the victims – the only ones who can speak for themselves,” Jill said. as reported by People. “So, now that it's already been warped and told however [the media] want to portray it, we felt like that's why Jessa and I wanted to come out and just say, like, 'That's not what happened.' We've dealt with it. We've already forgiven Josh. We've already moved on.”
Jessa and her husband Ben Seewald, 20, have yet to return to social media. It isn’t clear when or if the Duggar family will be on television again either. The fate of “19 Kids and Counting” remains up in the air, but there are rumors that Jessa and Jill could star in a spinoff.