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Jill Duggar and her mom, Michelle Duggar, have a strong relationship, but it surely’s not prefer it was once. Following years of “family drama” amongst the Duggar household, Jill and Michelle are actually in a greater place. In Counting the Value, Jill addressed her emotions about her mom. 

“I love her, respect her, and look up to her. She is the first person I call whenever I have a question about our baby’s health, and I love that we can still connect that way no matter what family drama is occurring,” Jill wrote. “But I miss her too. I miss the ease of communication we used to have. I miss it so much that there are times I almost wonder if it would be better to go back to the way things were, when Derick [Dillard] and I were happy to fall into line and silence our questions.”

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Jill Duggar together with her mother, Michelle, on her marriage ceremony day. (Determine 8/TLC/Kobal/Shutterstock)

The 32-year-old continued, “Wouldn’t it be good to be free from all this struggle and heartache? Is ignorance really bliss? I know the answer is no, just like I know that I must at times sacrifice a degree of closeness in my relationship with Mom.”

After years of turmoil over cash and contracts with Jim Bob Duggar and Josh Duggar’s ongoing scandals, Jill and Derick determined to step away from the household and the TLC spinoff Counting On. Throughout Jill and Derick’s battle to obtain cash Jill was by no means paid for filming 19 Youngsters & Counting and Counting On, Michelle tried to assist her daughter.

Jill and Derick requested a duplicate of a 2014 contract Jill signed simply earlier than her marriage ceremony to Derick. Jill was trustworthy about not figuring out what she signed that day and feeling like she was “tricked” into it. Jill claimed the contract said that the household’s LLC, Mad Household Inc., can be paid for the children’ participation within the reveals. The corporate remodeled $8 million after greater than 300 episodes. Jill by no means noticed a cent of that cash throughout her run on 19 Youngsters & Counting.

Ultimately, Michelle secretly gave Jill and Derick a duplicate of the contract. Michelle drove to Jill and Derick’s home and dropped off the copy in the midst of the evening. “Jill & Derick, We love you all. I took the discovery contract in its entirety to your house late last night. I apologize for going by so late. I left it in between your screen door and front door,” Michelle later texted Jill. After reviewing the contract and different related paperwork, Jill and Derick settled for $175,000.

Regardless of what’s occurred, Jill revealed that there’s hope for her household and her relationship together with her father. Michelle was there for the start of Jill and Derick’s third baby, Freddy, in 2022. When Jim Bob got here to select up Michelle at Jill and Derick’s home, Derick requested Jim Bob to return inside and meet his grandson.

“As soon as Pops saw baby Freddy, his expression changed. His eyes found their old sparkle, his smile fired up again,” Jill wrote. Jim Bob held Freddy in his arms and proudly posed for a photograph with Michelle. At that second, Jill prolonged an olive department and requested for a photograph as nicely. Counting The Value: A Memoir, written by Jill, Derick, and Craig Brolase, is obtainable now.