Jill, who is sharing two sons Israel, 6, and Samuel, 2, with Derick, has not spent much time with his family in recent years. Last year, he gave a talk on People where he admits that he and Derick “want to be in more control of our own lives” than they can while staying close to their large, hyper-religious family.
Jim bob and Michelle Duggar, Jill’s parents said People that they hope the family can get over their issues.
“Every family has differences of opinion and perspective sometimes, but families act,” they say. “We all love Jill, Derick, and their boys. We pray that our relationship is healed and fully restored!”