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Daniel David Dillard (born December 3, 1990) is the second child and second son of Rick Dillard and Cathy Byrum.

He is the brother of Derick Dillard.

He is the husband of Deena Dillard and the father of their two children, Jaxon and Brady.

Early life

Daniel David Dillard was born on December 3, 1990, in Rogers, Arkansas, to Rick Dillard and Cathy Dillard. He was the couple's second and final child.

Daniel grew up in Rogers, Arkansas.

Growing up, Daniel was in Boy Scouts. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Along with his brother, Daniel attended Rogers High School. He graduated in 2009.

His father died from a heart attack on January 18, 2008, when he was 17 years old. On July 21, 2011, Daniel's mother got remarried to Ronnie Byrum.

Personal life

Relationship with Deena

On December 12, 2015, Daniel officially began a relationship with Deena Tougaw.


On July 12, 2016, Daniel got engaged to Deena Tougaw at Cayucos Pier in Cayucos, California.


On November 12, 2016, Daniel married Deena Renée Tougaw at Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Harrison, Arkansas.


The couple has 2 children.

Their first child, son Jaxon Michael, was born on September 5, 2018.

The couple suffered a miscarriage on May 5, 2020.

Their second child, son Brady Richard, was born on February 12, 2021.



In 2013, Daniel graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Journalism with specialization in Public Relations from Arkansas Tech University. He was a Senator in Student Government and was part of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Society of Professional Journalists.


From August 2013 to December 2013, Daniel worked as an Insurance Agent at Bankers Life in Lowell, Arkansas.

Boy Scouts

From January 2014 to March 2017, Daniel worked as the Ozark District Executive of the Boy Scouts of America's Westark Area Council in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

From March 2017 to June 2018, Daniel worked as the Ozark District Senior District Executive of the Boy Scouts of America's Westark Area Council in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Daniel also worked at Camp Orr Boy Scouts Summer Camp in Jasper, Arkansas.

North Arkansas College

In June 2018, Daniel began working as a Grant Coordinator at North Arkansas College in Harrison, Arkansas.


Daniel appeared on the TLC shows 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On as the brother-in-law of Jill Duggar.

Wedding involvement

Daniel was the best man at his brother Derick's wedding to Jill Duggar on June 21, 2014.

He was a groomsman at his brother-in-law Kanon's wedding to Kayla Burkes on August 5, 2017.

He was a groomsman at his brother-in-law David's wedding to Arielle Crawford on June 23, 2018.

He was a groomsman at his sister-in-law Kayla's wedding to Jason Prouty on October 26, 2019.