COUNTING On star Derick Dillard says he would have got “into trouble” if he’d shared personal information himself, while filming for TLC.
The reality television star said that he was not “allowed” to reveal his own engagement or baby news, in an interview with YouTube vlogger Katie Joy.
The 19 Kids & Counting alum revealed that he and wife Jill Dillard (née Duggar) had to filter all of their personal news through official channels.
“We weren’t even allowed to be the first ones to announce our own life events – our marriage, expecting our baby, our genders of our children, our births – not by our own choice,” Derick, 31, said in the interview.
“If I had to do it all over again, I would’ve announced myself when we were expecting and things like that, even if I would’ve gotten in trouble.”
The father of two also disagreed with the Duggar’s view that wearing pants is immodest.
Derick’s wife famously wears pants, has piercings, and recently cut her hair.
He told the vlogger that filming the show has been a rollercoaster ride for the couple.
He claimed that he and his wife have been putting in a lot of work to heal from the experience of being on the show and filming against their will.
“There’s definitely been some ups and downs over the past several years, but we’ve been seeing a licensed counselor, which has helped a lot,” he said, according to Katie.
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“God has answered our prayers and has used this to help us work through the pain and stress and grow closer together as a couple,” he told her.
Derick and Jill married in 2014.
The couple have two children, Israel and Samuel.
Jill previously identified herself as one of the girls who her oldest brother Joshua Duggar had molested as a teen.
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