Former Counting On star Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard’s brother, Daniel, has a troubled previous with drug dependancy. New particulars have emerged regarding the household’s previous from his mom’s tell-all ebook.

The TLC actuality present, previously known as Jill & Jessa: Counting On, has continued on with out some main forged members. Jill’s husband Derick was fired after he frequently posted homophobic and transphobic feedback on social media and wrote disparaging issues about another TLC star, Jazz Jennings. Whereas Jill, previously a fan favourite on the unique 19 Children and Counting, was by no means formally fired, Derick tweeted that he was taking his household off the present. The 2 had been additionally noticeably lacking from a latest promo for the upcoming season of Counting On. Now, followers are discovering out extra darkish secrets and techniques in regards to the Dillard household’s previous.

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In a brand new memoir written by Derick’s mom, Cathy Dillard Byrum, titled, I Shall Not Die: My Stroll By means of the Valley of Dying, she particulars her battle with stage four Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Following therapy for most cancers, Cathy is now in remission; however, in response to RadarOnlineshe additionally shared particulars about Daniel’s “double life.” She talks of him being headed down “a dangerous path to self-destruction,” and Cathy attributes his self-sabotaging conduct to his lack of religion or perception in God.

Daniel himself opened up on social media about his wrestle with Christianity and the way he modified his life round. He by no means brazenly mentioned having any points with substance abuse, however he did converse at an opioid convention in February 2019, main many followers to imagine that is perhaps the “path” Cathy’s was referring to. In her memoir, Cathy additionally mentions Daniel “carrying a heavy burden,” which is perhaps associated to his struggles with dependancy. Now, following Daniel’s life change, he and his mother are shut once more and are commonly seen hanging out collectively on one another’s Instagram accounts (seen above at his brother’s marriage ceremony).

Given the drama the Duggars have already handled regarding their son Josh (he was beforehand accused of four counts of molestation), the remainder of the household is distancing themselves from Derick for the time being, however it seems like Derick’s mother continues to be supportive of him and his spouse. She not too long ago wished the couple a contented 5-year marriage ceremony anniversary on social media. Followers must tune into the upcoming season of Counting On to see if any extra household secrets and techniques are revealed.

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Supply: RadarOnline, Dan Dillard