Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard Move After Josh Duggar Conviction

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard. Thanks to Jill Duggar/Instagram

Start fresh. Jill Dillard (née Duggar) and husband Derick Dillard kept busy by moving to a new home while Josh Duggar was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.

“We’ve moved!! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for us, but we’re finally settling into our new place,” wrote Jill, 31, in a post on Saturday, June 4 on the Dillard Family blog.

The former 19 Kids and Counting star went on to explain that after being sworn in as a lawyer in Arkansas, Derick, 33, was in the process of transferring to Oklahoma, where he will serve as a prosecutor.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have had 'crazy weeks' amid move and Josh Duggar conviction
Courtesy of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard / Dillard Family Blog

Jill revealed that she and her husband, who are expecting baby No. 3 this summer, have also moved into a new home. “In between all that, we bought a house on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border (in Siloam Springs), had a few renovations done, and then moved,” the certified obstetrician wrote. The new location is about 35 minutes from the town where her parents, Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar, live in Springdale.

The pregnant star took before and after photos and showed how she renovated the kitchen by painting all the cabinets and upgrading to a stainless steel refrigerator. The bedrooms also received a fresh coat of paint to remove the jewel-colored accent walls.

The Count on Alum continued, adding, “We’ve been settling down for the past few weeks and trying to get everything in order before our baby boy (no name yet!) arrives next month! We appreciate all the prayers during this crazy and exciting season of transition!”

The little one will be her third son, next to the big brothers Israel (7) and Samuel (4).

Though she didn’t directly mention brother Josh, 34, and his jail term, Jill and Derick previously discussed how stressful his legal troubles were in a statement last month. Josh was arrested without bail in April 2021 and convicted the following December of possessing and receiving child pornography. He was sentenced to 151 months in prison in May.

“The past few weeks and months have been emotionally difficult,” the blog post reads. “Yesterday was another such a rough day. We are neither delighted nor disappointed by the sentence, but we are thankful that it is finally over. The Bible clearly says that God brings about justice and vengeance through the ruling authorities. Although some feel that Josh should have received a higher sentence and even fewer think that he should have received a lesser sentence, God has taken his revenge today for his unspeakable criminal activity.

The statement continued: “So far he has yet to be held accountable to the extent necessary to cause change in his dangerous pattern of behavior. It’s unfortunate, but it looks like it could last more than a decade in federal prison, and more more on a trial basis, before Josh has any potential for rehabilitation to the point where he can live safely back into society.

Prior to his arrest in 2021, a deleted 2006 police report came to light that alleged Josh had assaulted five women. Jill and sister Jessa Seewald (née Duggar) emerged as two of his victims in June 2015.

Jill and Derick added that they hope Josh “can really start getting treatment and start working on a lifestyle where he’s less likely to relapse.”

It concluded, “We continue to love Josh and his family and will be there for them however we can.”

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