JILL Duggar threw shade at her parents by opening up about her time “dating” her now-husband instead of the two of them “courting.”

The Counting On alum, 30, celebrated the 8th anniversary of when Derick Dillard first asked her to date and teased more about the “unchaperoned” time she spent with him in Nepal.

Jill Duggar/InstagramJill Duggar opened up about ...dating' her now-husband Derick Dillard '/caption '

TLCThe Counting On alum shaded her strict parents Jim Bob and Michelle by foregoing the term ...courting' that they use '/caption '

To honor the milestone occasion, Jill shared a selfie in front of a photo of her and Derick in Nepal that’s framed in her home.

She included a few other photos in the Instagram post, which were throwbacks from their time together in the South Asian country almost a decade ago.

Alongside the snaps, she wrote: “Today marks 8 years since Derick officially asked me to start dating him!

“My dad and I traveled to Nepal (where Derick was working for a couple years) to meet him and we spent 2 weeks together over Thanksgiving!”

Jill added: “I love you so much @derickdillard Thanks for loving Jesus and pointing me to Him! And thanks for being my man, my rock, my biggest supporter, the shoulder I cry on and my very best friend!

“Here’s to forever with you my love!”

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Derick shared similar photos on his page for the anniversary and also revealed that he and Jill had an “unchaperoned motorcycle ride around the area,” which he “definitely enjoyed.”

Fans were happy to see Jill using the word “dating” instead of the term “courting,” saying it was her way of shading her strict parents Jim Bob and Michelle and putting more distance between them.

One Reddit user said: “I see it…more of Jill on a journey away from her upbringing.”

A second claimed: “I think she's trying to grow into something normal. Coming out of this kind of abusive life really sucks. 

“I don't think it's a look. I hope she makes it.”

Another suggested Jill’s moving away from the vocabulary and ideas her parents pushed on her as a kid and is now happy with making “personal choices” about how she views her relationship with her husband.

Others noted that Jill and Derick had previously shared that the show supposedly “pushed the term ‘courting’ on them” but they wanted to reject that as they’ve put more distance between themselves and the show and her parents.

A few Redditers said they felt the term dating was more applicable, anyway, after Derick recently revealed that they’d spent time alone together.

One wrote: “I'm saying is that they did date. They just hid it. She literally said after cameras were off, she and Derrick were unchaperoned.”

Another said: “Yea! He at least said they got to do an unchaperoned motorcycle ride.. And said they spent intimate time together that extra week 'in Nepal '!”

Derick made the admission in his anniversary post, as the Counting On couple continue to defy her dad Jim Bob's strict rules.

He wrote: ...8 years ago today I started dating my best friend @jillmdillard while I was working on the other side of the world!

...I definitely enjoyed our unchaperoned motorcycle ride around the area. And I have fond memories of the extra week we had over Thanksgiving to enjoy more intimate time together and get to know each other even better....

He added: ...If I had a GED in knowing you then, I want a Ph.D. 50 years from now!...

In the last few years, Jill has strayed from many of her parents' rules, adopting a much more relaxed lifestyle.

She also been extremely open about various subjects, touching on her ...good sex life,... that she uses birth control, and even that she and Derick play ...bedroom games....

Jill, who recently rocked a fresh haircut, has also gone drinking with Derick - all things that go against their family's strict rules.

Jill Duggar/InstagramJill and Derick celebrated the 8th anniversary of when he asked her to start dating '/caption '

InstagramHe revealed they had an ...unchaperoned motorcycle ride' during their Nepal trip '/caption '

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