For years now, rumors that Jill Duggar is planning to divorce Derick Dillard have been circulating nonstop.
Despite the many, many ways in which he’s screwed up, however, that outcome still seems unlikely, if only because divorce is so severely frowned upon in Jill’s family.
For all we know, Jill is as disgusted by Derick’s actions as anyone else.
But in all likelihood, the mother of two will remain with her disappointing husband simply because that’s what’s expected of her.
That won’t stop fans from dreaming of a future in which Jill kicks him to the curb, however:
It’s tough to say what Derick’s most egregious offense of the past year has been.
The most obvious candidate is Derick getting fired from Counting On for expressing his bigoted views in a bizarre Twitter tirade.
Awful stuff, especially since Jill quit the show as a gesture of solidarity, thus leaving her family with no source of income.
Derick has yet to apologize and has, in fact, doubled down on those views, so it’s highly unlikely he’ll be returning to television anytime in the near future.
So that might be the biggest reason that the public hates him, but Jill’s biggest reason for wanting to kick him to the curb probably has to do with Derick’s infidelity.
Yes, as you may have heard, Derick has been accused of cheating on Jill.
Jill hasn’t publicly commented on those reports but she recently posted a photo of herself reading the Bible’s “warning on adultery” section.
Fans noted that she had highlighted the entire section.
Not long after, Jill posted the image below, in which she’s seen reading a self-help book about boundaries and the importance of removing “toxic” people from one’s life.
Fans got excited yet again, but it’s worth noting that this pic came just days after the Dillards revealed that Jill attends law school lectures with Derick so that she can help him take notes.
Not exactly the act of a woman who’s planning to pack up the kids and leave ASAP.
Maybe one day Jill will surprise us all by asserting her independence and moving on without Derick.
Like so many others, we hope that’s the case — but we also realize it’s a long way off, if it ever happens at all.