Jill Dillard (née Duggar) and her husband, Deryck Dillard, broke the silence on the cancellation Expect on and explained why they were “a little late” to talk about ending the show after 11 seasons.
“We just got news from the rest of the world last Tuesday. [and] this period of life is quite busy for us, “the couple wrote through their general blog on Monday, 5 July. “We first heard about the cancellation when a friend and cousin texted us after seeing TLC’s statement online. We don’t know how long the cancellation was planned. ”
On Tuesday June 29th, the network announced that TLC would not “release additional seasons.” Expect onnoting that they believe it is “important to give the family the opportunity to resolve their situation privately” among Josh Duggarchild pornography charges of which he pleaded not guilty.
At this time, his wife, Anna Duggar (née Keller) is pregnant with her seventh child, and Josh had to stay with his third-party guardians, friends of the Duggar family. Lacount as well as Maria Reber… He currently has unlimited access to his children while Anna is present during the visits.
Jill, 30, and Derik, 32, noted that it has been more than four years since they abandoned the series to carve out their own path in life. “Although initially we were forbidden to share our decision to leave the show. [in 2017], we recently opened on our social networks, ”continued the parents of two children who have common children Israel, 6 years old, and 3-year-old Samuel.
“We’ve had a lot of great networking experiences over the years on the show, and some of the team members have even become one family for us!” – the former TV presenters shared. “However, we also faced many difficulties and some unexpected problems that forced us to abandon the show in order to gain more control over our own lives and do what was best for our family.”
“The pursuit of freedom and authenticity is becoming an increasingly relevant topic in our lives. Our history is still being written, and this event is just another step towards this goal, ”they concluded. “The departure of our family from 19 Children and counting as well as Expect on allowed us to make our own decisions, including the ability to choose what we share. In the meantime, we will move forward on our terms and look forward to any opportunities that the future opens up for us. “
Jill and Derik’s statement comes after In touch confirmed that Josh’s trial has been postponed to the end of this year. His new trial date is November 30, and his pre-trial meeting is November 18.