‘Counting On’ Fans Say These Men Are Their Favorite and Least-Favorite Duggar Husbands

Those who watch Counting On know that there are plenty of cast members to choose from when it comes to determining a favorite. With so many family members — and now so many in-laws and grandchildren — the possibilities are endless. And fans know that the Duggars’ husbands are a major part of their lives. They live very traditionally, so the men in the family tend to be the ones who are supposed to provide for their wives and kids. But who do fans like the most? And what about the least?

The Duggar family
The Duggar family | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Fans seem to agree that Josh Duggar and Derick Dillard are their least-favorite husbands

When it came to which husband fans were the least excited about, the majority said either Josh Duggar or Derick Dillard. Josh made headlines back in 2015 for the leaked sexual abuse scandal involving the inappropriate touching of young girls in the early 2000s, some of whom were his siblings. He also admitted to having a pornography addiction and opening two Ashley Madison behind his wife’s back. He admitted to going through with the infidelity as well.

Derick Dillard has come under fire in the past for his harsh words about homosexual and transgender people. It resulted in TLC and the Dillard family parting ways in 2017, and Dillard took Jill Duggar off the show. People haven’t been a fan of him since.

There were several who thought Jeremy was the best husband to Jinger

When Reddit users got together to discuss their favorites and least favorites, some people agreed that Jeremy Vuolo was the best husband to Jinger. “I think Jeremy and Jinger have a great equal relationship, and I think he gives Jinger the life that she’s always wanted,” one user wrote. “[Jeremy] seems to be the most ‘normal’ of the bunch to me, and I like how happy Jinger looks. She gets to be her own person with him,” another user added. However, some felt that Jeremy seemed too “self-absorbed” and therefore put him more toward the bottom of their favorites list.

Some agree that Ben and Joseph both seem like supportive, kind husbands

Ben Seewald is Married to Jessa Duggar, and Joseph Duggar is married to Kendra Caldwell. Many people agreed that these two both seem like solid, supportive husbands who care deeply for their wives. “[Joseph] seems to genuinely adore Kendra and is an attentive husband, especially for such a young guy,” one person commented. “I like Ben because he seems be the perfect partner for Jessa. They seem to parent well,” another user suggested. Some also said Ben seems like a good husband and father.

Fans mostly agreed that Austin is the best husband to Joy

Though fans’ opinions were all over the place, there was one common theme in the discussion: Austin is perfect for Joy Duggar. Many users felt that Austin is a strong, solid husband who provides for Joy and treats her as an equal. “I think he and Joy have the most “equal” relationship. He also seems to be the genuinely nicest, smartest, sweetest, etc.,” one user commented. “I love Austin. He’s handsome, hardworking, and reliable,” another person added. Joy recently posted a photo with her husband telling fans how much he cared for her on their recent trip to Colorado, and to some, it’s clear the two are in love. They went through a miscarriage together earlier this year, which has seemed to only bring them closer.