‘Counting On’ Star Jill Duggar Poses in Series of New Swimsuit Pics

by Emily Morgan

Jill Duggar is officially ready for summer. On Wednesday, the former “19 Kids and Counting” star surprised her followers when she uploaded pics of herself modeling swimsuits onto Instagram.

In the series of pics, the happily married mom of two shared snaps of herself showing off various swimsuits from a small business called ModLi. The photo show was quite casual, posing in the bathing suits from her own backyard.

She captioned the post with, “swimwear!! It’s almost that time of year!” In the post, Duggar showed off several swimsuits, striking different poses. She obviouslt is enjoying her downtime despite the controversy surrounding her brother, Josh Duggar. 

In the comments, she revealed that Derrick Dillard, her husband, was the man behind the camera. When one fan said she looked “happy and cute,” Dillard wrote back, “I was looking at my hubby…he makes me smile.”

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However, some of the comments had a tone of shock and surprise. The Duggars are known for dressing modestly and have rarely been seen in swimsuits. However, Jill Duggar is known for being a rule breaker. She once admitted that she would sometimes treat herself to an occasional cocktail. Moreover, in September 2020, she made headlines when she confessed that she uses non-hormonal birth control. 

At the time, Duggar spoke candidly about the decision, saying she had a “shift” in her mindset. Her family is known for having conservative beliefs. 

During an interview, she said, “growing up, it was ingrained in me that if you don’t have as many kids as you’re able to, that there’s something wrong with that.” Although she did say that “children are a blessing,” but that doesn’t “mean that at all costs, you should have as many kids as possible.”

She added that she came to feel that “it wasn’t wrong if you decide as a couple that it’s best for you to wait.” Further, she said, “you need to do what’s healthiest and best for your family.”

Duggar isn’t the only one in her family moving away from her family’s conservative views. In May, her sister, Jinger Duggar Vuolo, opened up about her decision to start wearing pants. 

In her book, The Hope We Hold: Finding Peace in the Promises of God, Vuolo wrote that she “had a set of standards that I took as givens.” Yet, she began to “reexamine” those beliefs, finding that her “convictions were changing.” 

She said she “realized that biblical modesty is deeper and more profound than wearing skirts instead of pants. She also added that it”isn’t only about what you wear. It’s about the position of your heart.”