It's been almost a year since Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On after launching a bigoted social media attack against a fellow TLC star.
Shortly thereafter, Jill Duggar quit the show as a gesture of solidarity.
That means, of course, that Jill and Derick have two kids to raise and no visible means of support.
Derick recently enrolled in law school, and while that may translate to decent earnings somewhere down the line, it still doesn't answer the question of how the Dillards are paying the bills these days.
The situation has prompted several and media outlets to do some digging into the Dillards' financial situation -- and we think you'll be very surprised by the results of their investigations.
Take a look:
Jill and the Dill
By all appearances, it's been a rough couple years for Jill and Derick ... and yet, the couple doesn't appear to be struggling financially.
What's Going On Here?
So how is it that two young parents are able to live comfortably and assume the additional financial burden of law school tuition with no apparent difficulty?
Well, it seems Jill and Derick may have done some serious saving during their time as reality stars.
The Big Bucks
Cast members on Counting On reportedly earn between $25,000 and $40,000 an episode.
It's unclear where Jill fell on that scale, but since she and Jessa were once considered the stars of the show, it's safe to assume she was pulling in 40 k.
Derick, on the Other Hand
As a non-Duggar, however, Derick probably earned in the $25,000 range.