JILL Duggar has hit back at fan speculation she’s not close with her sister Jinger.
Followers of the TLC stars previously questioned their relationship as Jinger prepares to release a full-length book about her family.
Jinger, 29, had a busy few weeks ahead of the Jan. 31 release of her memoir, Becoming Free Indeed.
Last week, the Counting On alum posted on Instagram about a new interview she did with People, and 31-year-old Jill was the only one of her 18 siblings to comment.
“Proud of you [and Jer as I’m sure you continue to support each other] how you guys have been processing so much I’m sure, and yet still clinging to each other and to Jesus!” she wrote.
“Walking straight and narrow as God leads you is harder than going all the way one way or the other!”
However, some fans scratched their heads at Jill’s comment.
Many have questioned if the two still have a close relationship as Jinger now resides in California while Jill is in Oklahoma.
One fan on social media speculated, “I don’t recall Jill and Jinger interacting even positively on the show. Jill has traveled extensively but never visited Jinger in Los Angeles.”
Another suggested, “I don’t blame Jinger as an adult that now she just wants to interact with the siblings she wants.”
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But Jill appeared to smack back at the estrangement speculation with a new comment below Jinger’s latest post.
The latter again promoted her new book and shared a video of herself getting her hair and makeup done for a photo shoot.
“Proud of you sis!” Jill wrote in response, adding a heart emoji.
GROWING UP DUGGAR
Both Jill and Jinger have distanced themselves from their parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, in recent years.
The sisters have on many occasions flouted their father’s dress code, which forbids women to wear short skirts or jeans.
Jill recently dyed her hair blonde and got a nose ring pierced.
Jinger’s forthcoming book aims to shed new light on the sisters’ “cult-like” upbringing.
Speaking to People, the author said, “The teaching I was raised under was harmful, it was harmful and there are lasting effects.”
She also revealed that her opinion on issues like alcohol and birth control has “definitely changed.”
Jinger now lives in California with her husband Jeremy Vuolo, with whom she shares two children.
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7219043/jill-duggar-jinger-claps-back-close-rumors/ Jill Duggar claps back at fan speculation she’s not close with younger sister Jinger in new post