Which Duggar Children Are Married?
It’s crazy to think that the Duggar family first became popular more than ten years ago, when all their kids were still young and living at home. How has it been that long? But now that 19 Kids and Counting has ended, it’s time to find out more about the Duggar kids. Many are grown up, married, and starting families of their own.
Counting On gives Duggar fans a glimpse into their lives as they navigate marriage and parenthood. But with all the weddings, honeymoons, and baby announcements, it’s almost impossible to keep track of which Duggar kids are married. Read on for the list (at least for now).
Josh Duggar and Anna Keller
The eldest Duggar son was also the first to wed. Josh and Anna met at a Christian homeschooling conference when Anna was still a teenager. The couple tied the knot in September 2008 and then got busy building their own family. They currently have five children – two girls and three boys.
Their marriage hasn’t been all smooth sailing, however. Just a month after their fourth child was born, a scandal broke while Josh was working for the Family Research Council in Washington DC. A police report showed that Josh had been investigated on sexual molestation charges, including inappropriately touching his younger sisters. A few months later, the tabloids revealed he had an account on the website Ashley Madison, a company that helps facilitate adultery.
Despite all these scandals, Anna Duggar chose to work through the issues with her spouse. Josh went into rehab and made many apologies for his actions.
John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett
He may be the second-oldest Duggar (along with his twin sister, Jana, who isn’t married), but he’s the one who got married the most recently on November 3, 2018. Fans excitedly watched the TLC special episode, which made headlines thanks to the overly dramatic, drawn-out first kiss between the couple. Some called it sweet, others said they should have saved that intimacy for private.
Still, the couple is clearly in love and fans are already anticipating their almost inevitable pregnancy announcement.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard
Speaking of controversy… Jill and Derick Dillard have experienced plenty of it. Jill was formerly a star of the 19 Kids and Counting spinoff show, Counting On, but her husband Derick was forced to leave following a string of homophobic tweets. Jill could have stayed, but she instead chose to stick by Derick and exit the show.
Fans believe their marriage has suffered since the firing and that they’ve been experiencing financial trouble too, but on social media they maintain that things are as good as ever.
The pair wed on June 21, 2014. They have two sons together.
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald
Jessa met Ben at church and though she felt chemistry from the first instant, she worried that he wouldn’t be interested since she was two and a half years older. Clearly, she needn’t have worried – he was just as smitten as she was. The two courted and then got married on November 1, 2014. They have two sons together.
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo
Jinger met Jeremy through her brother-in-law, Ben Seewald. The pair was introduced to each other at a religious gathering in Texas that Jeremy hosted at his home. They hit it off right away and courted for just one month before tying the knot on November 5, 2016.
Though it’s typical for Duggars to get pregnant right away, Jinger and Jeremy didn’t have their first child until two years after their wedding, in 2018. This led fans to speculate if they were experiencing infertility or using birth control. But that’s one detail they’re keeping private.
Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell
Joseph formally asked for Kendra’s hand in marriage at his sister Joy-Anna’s wedding. They made it official themselves on September 8, 2017 and welcomed their son in June 2018.
It’s unlikely that this baby will be their last – Kendra has publicly stated that she wants a big family. “We would love to have more kids if the Lord blesses us. As many as He wants to give us, we’ll be happy to take them,” she said.
Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson
It wasn’t too long ago that Josiah and Lauren wed at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Arkansas. Their first anniversary is coming up on June 30, 2019.
The two had one of the shortest courtships of all the Duggar children. They were family friends first, then went on a trip to New Zealand with a group. They announced their courtship right when they got back and Josiah proposed a mere 41 days later.
Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth
Ignore all those shotgun wedding rumors you’ve been hearing about Joy-Anna Duggar. Like all the rest of her siblings, she most likely waited until marriage to have relations with her husband.
Joy-Anna got married to Austin on May 26, 2017 and pretty much got pregnant on her honeymoon. The couple welcomed a baby boy in February 2018.