While Jill, 31, seems to have nothing but love for Jessa, her relationship with their father Jim Bob Duggar is a bit more complicated. In May, E! News obtained court documents that included quotes Jill gave to a psychologist describing how Jim Bob exhibited “quite controlling, fearful and reactionary” behavior after he began making family decisions that didn’t necessarily align with the patriarch’s views. Duggar.
“We text occasionally on a family group feed, but I don’t feel comfortable being with him and just hanging out,” read the documents, which say Jill’s assessment took place in April 2021. “It’s not good for my mental health right now.”
E ! News reached out to Jim Bob for comment at the time, but did not hear back.
Last year, Jill shared that she hadn’t visited the Duggar family home in “a few years”, explaining that she and Derick, 33, had instead decided to “prioritize our mental, emotional and all that”.
She said in a video on her YouTube channel, “Our threshold – we like to call it – is just a little bit lower in this season of life for us, with a lot going on in our own lives.”