Both Jill Duggar and her sister Jinger have condemned IBLP and their childhoods in their own ways.
But that doesn’t mean that they share the same views.
Jinger recently shaded Jill’s participation in an eye-opening documentary.
Now, just one month after Shiny Happy People‘s debut, the sisters are reuniting, face to face.
On Tuesday, July 4, Jinger Duggar Vuolo shared a vlog to her YouTube channel.
The video documented her trip to Arkansas, where the majority of her infamous family resides.
She gushed about her excitement to share a “girls’ day” with eight sisters and even her notorious mother, Michelle Duggar.
One of those eight sisters, of course, is Jill.
Jinger has made statements about her horrific upbringing. Jill has shared even more.
Despite their public acknowledgments of their childhoods within a cult, they were able to hang out in a group. In a public place.
It sounds like Jinger and Jill got some one-on-one time.
In addition to some thrift store shopping and grabbing some coffee, the two sisters took time to address Jinger’s camera while in the car together.
“So fun though. We are having the best time,” Jinger gushed. “I’m so glad to be together.”
This was not merely a reunion for the sisters.
Jinger’s 4-year-old, Felicity, and her 2-year-old, Evangeline, were there.
So were Jill’s 8-year-old, Israel, her 6-year-old, Samuel, and baby Frederick, who is just shy of one year old.
Though Jill and Jinger have both seen much more of the world than they once knew, they still have a certain vibe about them.
For example? They called in to answer a riddle that they heard over the radio. Upon hearing their names on the air, Jinger remarked: “It’s a special day.”
If someone wrote a scene of two women their ages doing that in a TV script, there would be rewrites. So much about the Duggar lifestyle is anachronistic.
On its own, two sisters hanging out isn’t the biggest deal. They are, after all, siblings.
But though they have both made public statements against the horrors of IBLP, they have very different approaches.
Jill participated in the recent Amazon documentary. Meanwhile, Jinger said that she hopes to find a “more God-honoring way” of critiquing her childhood. That way? Her memoir.
But Jinger also shared support for Jill ahead of Shiny Happy People coming out on Amazon.
She expressed an interest in what Jill had to say to the public.
So, even if they have different approaches, they’re still rooting for each other.