Which Member of the Duggar Family Has the Most Instagram Followers?
Love them or loathe them, there’s no denying that a lot of people are interested in the Duggars. The big family at the heart of TLC’s Counting On (and its predecessor 19 Kids and Counting) has occupied TV screens in one form or another since 2004, when their first special aired: 14 Children and Pregnant Again!
Sixteen years (and a few more kids) later, the Duggars are still at it. Season 11 of Counting On premiered July 7. The current season focuses on how the family handles the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo’s new life in California, and the arrival of more Duggar grandchildren. But the Duggars aren’t just known for their reality show. They’ve also embraced social media, with many members of the family boasting an impressive number of followers. But who’s most popular? Here are the key members of the Duggar family, ranked by their number of Instagram followers (as of July 2020).
Twenty-year-old Jason Duggar just joined Instagram in 2020, but he already has more than 10,000 followers. His social media debut has some of the family’s fans speculating that a courtship announcement could be imminent.
Jedidiah Duggar, 21, joined Instagram in October 2019, around the time he announced he was running for Arkansas State Representative as a Republican. He has posted about his campaign for office and shared photos of himself with his family. He has just under 100,000 followers,
John and Abbie Duggar
John David Duggar and his wife Abbie are one of several Duggar couples who share a joint Instagram profile. The couple, who married in 2018, welcomed their first child in January 2020. They often share photos of their daughter, Grace Annette.
Joseph and Kendra Duggar
This low-key Duggar couple shares updates on their family life and two kids, Garrett and Addison, on their shared Instagram account.
Oldest Duggar daughter Jana made a splash when she surfaced on Instagram in 2019. Since then, she’s accumulated nearly 700,000 followers who get updates on the 30-year-old’s gardening and home projects.
Josiah and Lauren Duggar
Josiah Duggar and his wife Lauren have nearly 800,000 Instagram followers. But their posts have raised the eyebrows of some who follow the family. They think Lauren is trying too hard to make it look like she has a perfect life. Some even speculate she actually wrote an anniversary post signed by her husband.
Anna Duggar is married to the most controversial of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 kids. Her husband Josh has admitted to sexually abusing some of his sisters when he was teen and they were children; he also cheated on Anna. Still, many are interested in Anna and Josh’s life with their six kids, especially since they don’t appear regularly on Counting On. (Anna pops up from time to time, but Josh is banned from the show.)
1 million followers
Roughly 1 million people follow Joy-Anna Duggar’s updates about her life with her husband and son Gideon. She and her spouse, Austin Forsyth, used to have a shared Instagram profile, but he recently struck out on his own and now has about 56,500 followers.
The Duggar Family
1.3 million followers
Duggar family mom Michelle and dad Jim Bob post family updates at the @duggarfam account. This is the place fans go to see updates on the younger Duggars, since members of the family don’t join social media until they are older.
1.3 million followers
Jinger’s 1.3 million followers keep tabs on her life in California with husband Jeremy and daughter Felicity. Jeremy, a former pro soccer player, has his own account with 676,000 followers.
1.6 million followers
Jill Duggar hasn’t appeared on Counting On since 2017, so the 1.6 million fans who want to find out what’s going on with her life follow her on Instagram. Her controversial husband Derick Dillard has 741,000 followers.
2.2 million followers
Jessa Duggar is the family’s Instagram queen. The mom of three has more than 2 million followers, with whom she shares updates on her life with husband Ben Seewald, sons Henry and Spurgeon, and daughter Ivy Jane.