Group photo of the Duggar family on 'Extra' in 2014
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: The Duggar family visits "Extra" at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)

The Duggar family is one of the largest families in the United States with 19 kids. The Duggars rose to prominence on the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting and its spinoff Counting On, though they also appeared on TV prior to these shows.

The Duggars are devout Baptists and do not believe in birth control. Following a miscarriage, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar decided to stop using the pill and leave it up to divine intervention to determine how many children they had — which is how they ended up with 19 kids.

The Duggar family has been a source of controversy not only for their unconventional values and conservative views. In 2015, it became public that eldest son Josh Duggar had sexually abused four of his sisters plus another girl. He also admitted to cheating on his wife, Anna Duggar, and using the Ashley Madison site for extramarital affairs. Josh Duggar later was convicted of possessing child sexual abuse material and is now serving a prison sentence.


Parents: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Children: Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie
Grandchildren: Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, Mason, Maryella, and Madyson Duggar (parents: Josh Duggar and Anna Keller); Grace Annette Duggar (parents: John-David Duggar and Abbie Grace Burnett); Israel, Samuel, and Frederick Dillard (parents: Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard); Spurgeon, Henry, Ivy, and Fern Seewald (parents: Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald); Felicity and Evangeline Vuolo (parents: Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo); Garrett, Addison, and Brooklyn Duggar (parents: Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell); Bella Duggar (parents: Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson); Gideon and Evelyn Mae Forsyth (parents: Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth), Truett Oliver Duggar (parents: Jedidiah Duggar and Katey Nakatsu)


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