Jinger Duggar’s Recent Photo of Her Mom Michelle Has ‘Counting On’ Fans Wondering About Her Secret to Looking So Young

What’s her secret? That’s the question some Counting On fans were asking after Jinger Duggar shared a photo of her mom Michelle and dad Jim Bob with their granddaughter Felicity. 

The doting grandparents posed with Jinger’s one-year-old daughter on a beach during a recent trip to California. The 25-year-old praised her mom and dad for being “amazing grandparents” and urged people who still have grandparents “to visit them, love on them, and cherish them.” But it wasn’t the sweet sentiment that got people on Instagram talking. Instead, it was Michelle Duggar’s youthful look. 

Michelle Duggar is 53 years old 

Michelle is 53 years old — she just celebrated her birthday on September 13 — and a mom of 19, including several kids who are still school-aged. You might think that raising more than a dozen children (and being a grandma to 13) would lead to a few wrinkles and gray hairs, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for the fresh-faced Michelle. In the photos Jinger posted to social media, she smiles and looks relaxed in a comfy sweatshirt. Many people who commented on the images couldn’t believe she was in her mid 50s. 

‘Counting On’ fans want to know Michelle’s secret 

Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar
Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar appear on NBC News’ Today show in 2012. | Peter Kramer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

Michelle’s appearance generated a lot of positive comments from Counting On fans. 

“Michelle looks great!!,” one impressed commenter wrote. 

“What is your mom’s secret to still looking so young?” asked one. 

“Can you mom share her secrets on staying youthful forever??” another person wanted to know. 

Another commenter said that it looks like Michelle “ages backward” and that she looked “too young” to be a grandmother. Several also noted that Jim Bob looked younger than his 54 years.

Jessa Duggar has a theory for what keeps her parents looking young

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Happy 34th anniversary, Mom & Pops! . One might expect y’all to have more wrinkles and gray hair, especially after raising some of those particularly strong-willed kiddos like me. Haha! But you both still look so young! They say that having kids keeps you young, and that surely must be the case because y’all definitely don’t look old enough to have a child who’s in his 30’s! . I don’t know of another couple who’s more in love than you are with each other! Us kids are so blessed to have an example to look up to in your marriage relationship. It’s so endearing to see y’all kissing, holding hands, looking affectionately, speaking loving sentiments, and laughing at each other’s corny jokes (to the point of tears) as though you were still high school sweethearts. . But like seasoned veterans, we’ve seen God’s grace in your marriage as you’ve weathered the storms of life together. Crying together in hard times. Praying for wisdom and help from above. Reminding each other and us kids of God’s promise to “work all things together for good for those who love Him.” Your faith in Christ is solid and unwavering, and I’m so grateful for your godly examples. . You gave stability to our childhood home, and we never had reason to doubt your love and commitment to one another. In all my growing up years, I do not recall witnessing an argument between the two of you. I’m grateful y’all chose to talk through any disagreements privately, and that we didn’t feel the pressure to take sides with either parent. . So many marriages are torn down by an excess of sarcasm and put downs that may be laughed at in the moment, but have the ability to create hurts and wounds over time. Thank you for not allowing these things in your relationship or in our home growing up— and choosing instead to speak life, encourage, and build one another up with your words. . I love that y’all love working alongside each other. From day one you’ve been coworkers, beginning with running the car lot together, then the towing business, managing a gas station, becoming insurance agents together, and both of you getting your real estate licenses! It’s like you just ——— :click link in my bio to read more:

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This isn’t the first time that someone has commented on Michelle and Jim Bob’s youthful appearance. In a 2018 Instagram post celebrating her parents’ 34th anniversary, Jessa Duggar wrote that “One might expect y’all to have more wrinkles and gray hair, especially after raising some of those particularly strong-willed kiddos like me.”

“But you both still look so young!” Jessa went on to say. “They say that having kids keeps you young, and that surely must be the case because y’all definitely don’t look old enough to have a child who’s in his 30’s!”

Another thing that could be keeping Michelle looking younger than her real age? Her positive attitude and effort to stay healthy. She talked in the past about how she gained weight after giving birth to so many kids, but worked hard to eat healthy, work out, and slim down. She also tries to love the body she has now, telling the Today Show, “It’s all about being who God wants YOU to be.”

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