Jill, who shares two sons Israel, 6, and Samuel, 2, with Derick, has not spent much time with her family in recent years. Last year, she gave an interview to People in which she claimed she and Derick “wanted more control of our own lives” than they could while remaining close to their large, hyper-religious family.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Jill’s parents, told People that they hope the family can move past their issues.
“Every family has differences of opinion and perspective at times, but families work things out,” they said. “We all love Jill, Derick, and their boys very much. It is our prayer that our relationship is healed and fully restored quickly!”