After tying the knot in 1984, Jim Bob and Michelle welcomed their first little one, son Joshua, in 1988. The pair then went on to have 18 extra kids, with their youngest, daughter Josie, being born in December 2009.
The household’s day-to-day actions had been documented on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting for 15 seasons from 2008 to 2015. Some of the children then branched off on their very own, starring on Counting On, starting in 2015. The present has already had 11 seasons.
The present documented the lives of sisters Jana, Joy-Anna, Jessa and her husband Benjamin Seewald, and Jinger. The spinoff additionally options the actuality TV household’s different siblings, together with Joseph, Josiah and John-David, who’s Jana’s twin. Jinger’s husband, Jeremy Voulo, and Joy-Anna’s partner, Austin Forsyth, additionally seem commonly.
As the group’s fame has grown — sisters Jessa, Jill, Jana and Jinger all wrote the guide, Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships, collectively — so has their brood. In October 2009, Josh and his spouse, Anna Duggar, welcomed their first little one, Mackynzie, making Jim Bob and Michelle grandparents.
The baby arrived simply two months earlier than her grandparents welcomed their nineteenth little one. The Arkansas household has since added 19 extra grandkids to their squad — with two extra on the manner.
While the household has had its ups and downs, together with Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, departing the spinoff collection in 2017 and retaining their distance from the household, the group stays hopeful that household will all the time triumph.
“They’re working through some things,” Jeremy solely advised Us Weekly in April 2021 of his in-laws. “We’re giving them their time to do that … but we’ve got a great relationship [with them].”
The pastor added: “You always hope that families are united and, you know, the family is strong. There’s going to be difficulties in every family [and] I think that’s part of being in the public eye. So many families go through different issues, especially as children are growing [up], and this family happens to be in the public spotlight. And so, they work through it.”
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