JILL Duggar and husband Derick Dillard snubbed her parents Jim Bob and Michelle after they failed to "like" a photo the grandparents posted yesterday wishing him a happy birthday.
The ex-reality dad was feuding with the famous parents of 19 for months, but they still shared a post on their Instagram page in honor of their son-in-law turning 31.
Jim Bob, 54, and Michelle Duggar, 53, said: “Happy birthday, Derick! We’re so thankful for you! You’re a loving husband to our sweet Jill, and a wonderful daddy to your boys.
"May God bless you in this new year!! ❤️”
The message was written alongside a photo of Derick, Jill and their two sons.
Fans were shocked over the post.
One follower said: “Whoa! Didn’t expect that."
Another fan wrote. “I’m very surprised that you posted about Derick."
A third was pleased at Jim Bob and Michelle's attempt at extending an olive branch.
The Instagram user said: “I am glad they can put it all behind them to wish their son-in-law a happy birthday.”
Derick did not acknowledge the post, and neither did his wife, even though it's likely she saw the gesture given she was active on social media today.
Jill’s Instagram Story showed she was online, featuring two images of she and her sons busy getting ready for Derick’s celebration.
She said: “Making a birthday card for papa.”
She captioned the second post: “Blowing up balloons for party time."
Derick was at odds with his in-laws after it he claimed Jim Bob was the only individual under contract for the family's hit reality show, Counting On.
He previously insinuated Jim Bob was the one who did all of the negotiating with TLC, and accused the reality star dad of keeping money the family earned from the series without doling it out.
Derick told fans in December 2019 he and Jill were not allowed over at Jim Bob’s house without explicit permission.
He said in an Instagram Q&A: “It’s harder now [to spend time with the family] because we’re not allowed at the house when JB isn’t there.”
“Jill even had to ask JB permission to go over to the house to help her sister when she was in labor because her sister wanted her help, but Jill couldn’t provide the assistance until we got it cleared with JB.”
After Derick and Jill left the show, he admitted he and Jill had previously feared a lawsuit from Jim Bob and Michelle.
He said in a since-deleted comment: “We were made to believe we didn’t have a choice, and that we would be sued if we refused to film,” he said.
Meanwhile, Derick and Jill refused to spend the holidays with her side of the family.
Instead, they stayed home and enjoyed Christmas with a few of their “international friends.”
Fans asked Derick if they ever visit Jim Bob and Michelle.
Derick responded by saying they are “not on 19 Kids and Counting,” insinuating the hit show took a toll on the relationship with his in-laws.
The show was canceled after Josh Duggar’s molestation scandal.
In 2017, the network reportedly fired Derick after his transphobic tweets directed at fellow TLC reality star Jazz Jennings, who stars on I Am Jazz and recently underwent a third gender confirmation surgery.
Derick apologized, but came under fire after he used male pronouns in his message when Jennings prefers to use female pronouns.
But Derick insisted the network didn't fire him, rather, he decided to leave.
He said in a December 2017 tweet: "Unbelievable what’s considered newsworthy these days, but then again, this is how I first heard that I was 'fired.'
For the record, I was never fired. I just felt it best for my family to cut ties months ago, as we are heading in a different direction."
One fan asked Dillard why Jim Bob kept "all the money for the show."
Derick coyly responded: "You would have to ask him that."
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