Who is Jill Duggar husband Derick Dillard? His Wiki-Bio, Net worth, Height, Marriage, kids.

Derick Dillard is not a huge fan of his in-laws, the Duggar family. Even though Derick has not made an appearance in Counting On for quite a long time, he has some distinctive views about the series. The husband of Jill Duggar, Derick continues to bash the Duggar’s for several reasons. Even though Bob Duggar and Derick were fast friends back in the day, their relationship has cooled off. The Duggar family rose to fame following their appearances in the Counting On franchise. The family is the subject of two different reality TV series, 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Derick Dillard.

Wiki/Bio Facts

NameDerick Michael Dillard
BirthdateMarch 9, 1989
BirthplaceRogers, Arkansas, USA
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityCaucasian
GenderMale
SexualityStraight
ParentsRick Dillard, Cathy Bynum
SiblingsDaniel Dillard
CareerTelevision personality
Net worth$0.5 million
WifeJill Duggar (2014-present)
ChildrenIsrael David Dillard, Samuel Scott Dillard, Frederick Michael Dillard
Star SignPisces
Social Media HandleInstagram

Early Life:

Derick Michael Dillard was born on March 9, 1989, in Rogers, Arkansas, to Rick Dillard and Cathy Bynum . He grew up in a Christian family and was saved when he was nine years old. He was the first of two sons, and had a younger brother named Danie. He spent much of his early life with his younger brother. He was involved in Boy Scouts, marching band and swim team . He attended Rogers High School and graduated in 2007 . After graduating , Derick decided to enroll at Oklahoma State University. While at University, Derick’s father passed away due to a heart condition on January 18, 2008 . On July 21, 2011, Derick’s mother remarried to Ronnie Byrum . Finally, Derick graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics.

Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard
Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard

Professional Career:

In 2012, Derick made the trip to Nepal and moved to Kathmandu for volunteer work. During his two years-stay, Derick led teams of American Volunteers into the Himalayas to provide services and education to Tibetan refugees.

After returning to the US in 2014, Derick started working as a tax accountant at Wal-Mart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. He lasted at the job for one year and announced his resignation on June 10, 2015.

On October 2, 2016, Derick revealed that he had been working as a substitute teacher at Springdale High School. A student of the Cross Church School of Ministry, Derick is often traveling as a part of his ministry training. He made the trip to Mexico in March of 2018 and to Colorado in April of the same year.

Derick Dillard has recently embarked on a new career path as a lawyer. After graduating from law school and passing the bar exam, he has accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney in Oklahoma. He has been working as a prosecutor in the State of Oklahoma, District 27. At the same time, he is writing a book, and he will have published it by next year.

Net Worth

Derick Dillard has a net worth of $0.5million, which he earns from TV shows, YouTube, social media, and blogging. He lives frugally and avoids debt.

Meeting Jill and getting married and having kids

Right before Derick made the trip to Nepal, he met up with Bob Duggar , a the father of 19 children, one of whom was Jill. In March of 2013, Derick and Jill met through the email and soon started exchanging emails regularly, sharing their stories, beliefs, and dreams. They also began talking on the phone and video chatting whenever they could. They felt a strong connection and attraction, and they prayed for God’s guidance and blessing. At the end of November 2013, Jill and Bob came to Nepal to meet Derick and the pair entered official courtship.

After asking Bob’s permission to marry to Jill, Derick proposed on March 29, 2014. The pair tied the knot on June 21, 2014, at Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas.¬†Shortly after, on August 20, 2014, the pair announced their first pregnancy. Their first-born Israel David was born on April 6, 2015. On December 20, 2016, the pair announced they were expecting and gave birth to Samuel Scott on July 8, 2017. They loved their two sons, Israel and Samuel, and they prayed for God to bless them with more children. They were overjoyed when Jill found out she was pregnant with their third child, a baby boy. They welcomed him into the world and thanked God for this precious gift.¬†

Controversies

Here are some of the major controversies.

Dillard was fired from TLC after making transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings, a transgender teen and fellow TLC star. He tweeted that Jennings was living in a ‚Äúnon-reality‚ÄĚ and that ‚Äútransgender is a myth‚ÄĚ. He also referred to Jennings by male pronouns and accused her of being exploited by her parents and the network to promote an agenda.¬†Dillard did not apologize for his remarks but defended his views, saying that he shared the same outlook as most Americans.

Dillard was accused of cyberbullying another TLC star, Nate Berkus, who is gay and married to Jeremiah Brent. Dillard tweeted that Berkus and Brent‚Äôs show was a ‚Äútravesty of family‚ÄĚ.¬†He also said that he loved all people but hated what they do.

Dillard revealed that he and Jill had been distancing themselves from the Duggar family due to disagreements over their choices and beliefs. He claimed that they were not allowed to visit the Duggar home without Bob’s permission and that they were not paid for their appearances on Counting On.

Dillard slammed Bob Duggar for his ‚Äúmanipulation and deceit‚ÄĚ in a Facebook comment after Jill’s brother Josh Duggar‚Äôs conviction on child pornography charges. He said that Bob had lied to him and Jill ‚Äúnumerous times‚ÄĚ and was ‚Äúdefensive and verbally abusive‚ÄĚ when confronted privately. He also called him a ‚Äúsellout‚ÄĚ who would justify anything to continue his personal agenda.

He has been criticized for his views, actions, and statements by many people, including fans, media outlets, and even his own family members. However, he has also maintained a loyal fan base who support him and his wife Jill.

Physical traits

TraitValue
Height6‚Äô 2″ (1.8m)
WightN/A
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlue

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