Jill Dugar had a reason to celebrate this week.
And also a reason to feel quite cunning about the two so-called important people in his life.
The former reality star turned 31 on Tuesday, shared the following photo in honor of the occasion and wrote as a caption:
“Today is my birthday, but in all the frenzy I didn’t plan very well … haha … my glucose tolerance test (gestational diabetes test) in my dock app tomorrow, so I have to save my favorite #chocolatemess later ৷ ha ha ha.”
Dugar, of course, is extremely pregnant with her third child.
So he was not very difficult to form the party chief.
Expected mother of two children Was At least able to sit back and scroll through his Instagram comments section, hopefully fans, followers and well-wishers Something Family members.
“I love you so much, Jill !! Hbd !! Hope this is the best day,” wrote Ginger Dugar, for example, with a heart emoji.
Cousin Amy Dugar added: “I can’t love you anymore birthday girl!”
And then there was Sister Jesse, who shouted the following: “You’re brilliant! Can’t wait to see this baby! Happy birthday, sister !!”
Notice who is missing from this list, however?
Yes, Josh Dugar. But we suspect she has a lot of internet access from the correctional facility where she sits while she waits for two counts of child sexual abuse.
Many cunning social media users have also felt the need to point out that neither Jim Bob nor Michelle Dugar has uttered a single word about their daughter turning 31 years old.
Jill admitted in People magazine in 2020 that it was really a shock considering she was separated from her parents.
“Our control over choosing which jobs we were allowed to take and even where we were allowed to live was taken away from us,” Jill told the publication.
Since then, both Jill and her husband, Derrick Dillard, have talked about the unfair treatment Jim Bob and Michelle have given them, ranging from feeling the pressure of pregnancy to being torn apart by Jill’s seemingly cruel and selfish father.
Jill recently made a statement as part of a lawsuit against Springdale, Arkansas (in which she alleges that officials violated her privacy by leaking personal information on a tabloid), labeling her relationship with former TLC personality Jim Bob “toxic.”
“Sadly, I realized he had become quite restrained, intimidating and reactive. He verbally abused her,” Jill testified at one point about her father.
“Our relationship is not good,” Jill added, explaining that the situation has not improved … even being in Jim Bob’s presence these days is “not good for my mental health.”
Yes, Jill is hoping to keep the connection down the road.
But for now?
“There are a lot of triggers and accessories for me to do after being around her.”
About a year and a half ago, after Jill opened up to the public, Michelle and Jim Bob responded with a statement that read:
“Every family sometimes has differences of opinion and point of view, but families work.
“We all love Jill, Derrick and their boys.
“It is our prayer that our relationship is healed and healed quickly!”
Jill seems to have similar expectations.
“I never expected that to happen or that it would reach this point,” Jill concluded.
“But I realize I can’t have a timeline for healing. I love my family and they love me.
“I really need to follow God’s lead and take it one day at a time.”