Even though the Duggars are known for their large family, it sounds like Jill Duggar has been struggling to expand hers, as her husband recently hinted they’ve had fertility problems.
Last week, Jill and her husband Derick Dillard filmed an Instagram live video to show off their cooking skills. One fan couldn’t help but wonder if they spotted a baby bump, leading Derick to ask Jill, “Are you pregnant?”
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When Jill looked horrified by her husband’s comment, he tried to brush it off, explaining, “I wasn’t saying that! Somebody else [in the comments] was asking if you were pregnant.” Even more interesting, Derick then said that couple weren’t planning on becoming pregnant anytime in the near future. “Jill’s not pregnant,” he told viewers. “We’re not going to be pregnant this year.”
Jill replied by making it clear nothing is set in stone. “Well, how do you know?” Derick then said, “I don’t know but, I mean. There isn’t anything you’re not telling me is there?”
However, what has really fuelled fan speculation over whether or not the couple were hinting at fertility issues is when Derick follow that up by saying, “We’re definitely not having a baby this year. That’s biologically, pretty much impossible.”
While the couple declined to comment further on their lack of baby plans, getting busy in the bedroom doesn’t seem to be their problem. In a blog post this past June, Jill wasn’t shy to share that they do the deed several times a week.
“You both need this time together regularly (3-4 times a week is a good start. lol),” she wrote. “And when you may not be able to actually have intercourse for a period of time or for health issues, find other ways to have fun and be intimate.”
More interestingly, this wasn’t the only time recently that fans speculated over whether Jill was pregnant. In May, photos surfaced of the mom-of-two covering her stomach with a bag while out and about. More photos later were published showing her wearing uncharacteristically loose clothing. However, as it stands, it doesn’t appear like Jill is pregnant.
Jill and Derick have been married since 2014 and have two sons together. Their eldest boy, Israel David, was born in 2015. Jill gave birth to their second son, Samuel Scott in 2017.
In the same Instagram live video, Derick said that they’d be fine with two kids. “How many kids do we want? We want at least two,” he told the camera. So, perhaps baby no. 3 isn’t in the couple’s future.