Counting On is basically the reality TV equivalent of Game of Thrones:
On each show, there are roughly four million characters, and it’s often difficult to keep track of who’s doing what … or whom.
The Duggars take a slightly more conservative view on coupling than the residents of Westeros, but all the same, courtships, weddings, pregnancies, and births are a big part of what keeps their core audience tuning in.
So here’s a rundown of what some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids are up to these days.
Don’t worry – unlike Thrones, the Duggars won’t be leaving your TV screen anytime soon. Not as long as they continue to make sure Earth’s population growth continues unabated.
UPDATE: The Duggar drama never ends! We’ll continue adding the latest developments to the end of this gallery!
1. The Gang’s All Here
2. The Next Generation
3. More on the Way!
4. She’s Not Alone!
5. The Race Is On!
6. Aggressive Expansion
Large sections of the Old Testament are devoted to genealogies – lengthy lists of couplings and the biblically-significant offspring that they begat.
Given the Duggars’ love for the Good Book, we’re sure someone in the family has compiled a similar compendium of the courtships and marriages that led to the creation of Jim Bob and Michelle’s many granchildren.
It might seem like it would take a monastic scholar to keep track of the rapid expansion of the Counting On clan, but we tried. We tried.
THG has managed to create a complete list of the #LittleDuggars without locking ourselves in an abbey with a quill and parchment.
But that’s not to say it was a simple task.
After all, Jim Bob and Michelle have a lot of kids, and those kids are very dedicated to the task of populating Northwest Arkansas with Duggars.
So sit back, grab a Duggar-friendly snack (might we suggest a jar of pickles?) and explore the family tree of TV’s most beloved Baptist brood.
1. Meet the Duggars
2. Humble Beginnings
3. Fame Comes Calling
4. A Bunch of Stars Are Born
5. On the Grow
6. Overlapping Generations
If you follow the them on social media, then we probably don’t need to tell you that 2019 was a very big year for the Duggars.
For one thing, it was the year of the great Duggar baby boom, which resulted in five new Duggars entering the world (with more to come)!
Next to attending church services, nothing gets the Duggars as excited as procreation, so Jim Bob and Michelle basically spent the past 12 months in a constant state of giddy joy.
Of course, the year was not an entirely joyous one, as the family suffered its fair share of loss, as well.
From miscarriages to tragic deaths, 2019 presented the Duggars with seemingly endless challenges, and some were siblings better were able to bear the burden than others.
All-in-all it was a year that none of them will soon forget.
So join as we recap the dizzying highs and devastating lows of the family’s most memorable year to date: