The Duggar family held a massive Valentine’s Day party on Monday, February 11. Nearly everyone was in attendance, even Josh! But two members of the family were noticeably absent: Jill and her husband Derick Dillard.
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Eldest Duggar daughter Jana pulled the epic party together. “Our family is trying to start a new tradition for Valentines Day (which we celebrated a few days early). This year we each drew a name and wrote a meaningful note to that person about their character, what they truly mean to us and tried to express from our heart how much we genuinely love and care about them,” Jana wrote alongside photos and videos of her family at the party.
Jana, 29, also shared snaps on her Instagram story, where Josh was easy to spot amongst the guests.
Jill, 27, meanwhile, was nowhere to be seen. “Where is @jillmdillard in these photos? Love to see her beautiful children!” a fan asked. “I know Jinger is in Texas but where is Jill?” asked another.
Jana replied, claiming Jill was busy. “With the size of our family it’s hard to get everyone together at the same time. ? It was kinda a last minute get together as well, so sadly some already had prior commitments,” she said.
As Duggar fans know, Josh and Jill’s husband Derick, 29, have both had scandals that have gotten them kicked off the family’s TLC show. 19 Kids and Counting was cancelled after it was revealed Josh molested his own sisters and was later caught on the cheating website Ashley Madison.
Since Josh’s scandal broke, he has kept a low profile, but he’s been increasingly appearing on his family’s social media accounts. Derick, meanwhile, did not attend Jill’s brother John-David’s wedding in November.
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