Who are the 19 Duggar siblings? Inside scandalous lives of Josh Duggar, Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar and others
Josh Duggar was arrested by the United States Marshals Service on April 29
Josh Duggar, the former star of "19 Kids and Counting," was arrested five days after his wife Anna revealed they were expecting their seventh child. There is currently no other information about his charges available.
Duggar was arrested by the United States Marshals Service and booked into jail in Washington County, Arkansas, on Thursday afternoon, according to online government records. Following a sexual harassment scandal involving Josh, TLC canceled '19 Kids and Counting' in 2015. Josh subsequently confessed to porn addiction and cheating on his wife. 'Counting On,' a spin-off of the film, focuses on his sisters and their families.
'19 and Counting' features the Duggar family: parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children – nine daughters and 10 sons – all of whose names begin with the letter "J", and during the life of the show, two children were born, three children were married and four grandchildren were born.
After an anonymous tip prompted an investigation into his alleged fondling of five girls in 2002 and 2003, Duggar was never prosecuted. After news reports emerged in 2015, he issued a statement admitting to wrongdoing. His acts were later verified by his parents and two of his sisters, as reported by USA Today. Here's what's to know about the Duggar siblings.
Josh was born in 1988 and after his birth, they resumed using oral contraceptives, but despite this precaution, they conceived again; however, Michelle miscarried early in her pregnancy. Despite not knowing the baby's gender, she mentioned that they called him Caleb. Today, Joshua, 33, is a TV personality and political activist. His publicity woes were named one of the "10 Big Scandals of 2015" by USA Today while The Washington Post listed Duggar as one of the "15 People the Internet Hated Most in 2015". In 2016, adult film star Danica Dillon sued him for sexual assault. She said she thought Josh was going to 'kill' her during the assault, according to reports.
Jana Marie Duggar, 31, is a reality television star who has appeared on TLC's '19 Kids and Counting' (2008-2015) and 'Counting On' (2015). She was born in Tontitown, Arkansas, to Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Ruark as their second child and first daughter. Her parents saw her and her twin brother John as a gift from God in response to their decision to forego birth control, and his parents went on to have 16 more children.
John is the third of the children. He is married to Abbie Duggar and they have one child, Grace. In 2010, he ran for alderman in Tontitown, AR. "I'm very blessed to be from the family I am from. So I think it might help me a little," John said in an interview about the election." he said. John ultimately lost this race. In 2012, John again lost the race for alderman. John was sworn in as a constable, according to Christianity Today, in Washington County, Arkansas, in October of 2014. He is still in office today, having been re-elected on November 6, 2018.
Derick Dillard is the fourth Duggar child's husband, and they have two twins, Israel and Samuel. Jill has been one of the family's spokespeople since she was a child. Jill was much more outspoken in interviews than any of her siblings, helping to tell the world about her family and their values, even when she was very young. You always have someone to play with," Jill said in a 2001 article by Quiverfull when asked what it was like to have so many siblings. "And there are lots of birthdays."
Jessa Lauren Seewald
Jessa Lauren Seewald, 28, is married to Ben Seewald with three children, Spurgeon, Henry, and Ivy, and are currently expecting their fourth child. Jessa has admitted to having a strong personality as a child. According to her autobiography, 'Growing Up Duggar', she had a particularly tense relationship with her older sister, Jana.
Jinger Nicole Vuolo
Sixth child Jinger Nicole Vuolo is married to Jeremy Vuolo; they have two children, Felicity and Evangeline. Jessa, her older sister, was born 13 months earlier, and the two developed an early bond. They served as maids of honor and matron of honor at each other's weddings, and they consider themselves best friends. The couple keeps an eye on each other. Jeremy's social media pages are only available on Jinger's phone so she can keep an eye on who he's talking to and what they're talking about, the couple announced, speaking openly about temptation during an appearance on a Behind the Scenes podcast.
Joseph Garrett "Joe" Duggar, 25, is married to Kendra Duggar, and they have three children, Garrett, Addison and Brooklyn Duggar. He was given the task of assisting his younger siblings with their schoolwork as he grew older, in addition to doing his own. As a teenager, Joseph started taking piano lessons from Ruth Anita Anderson, whom he and his siblings affectionately referred to as "Nana." He also studied the violin, according to CBS.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children and Josiah Matthew Duggar is the eighth. Lauren Duggar Josiah's wife and they have a daughter named Bella. He was described to be a playful child who was frequently seen pulling pranks on his family. As a teen, he had a close relationship with his younger sister, Joy-Anna, and the two were often seen playing together.
Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth is the ninth child. She married Austin Forsyth in 1997 and they have two children, Gideon and Evelyn. Joy-Anna was a tomboy as a child, having been born into a family of eight boys. She preferred to spend her time outdoors, roughhousing with her children, rather than engaging in the more traditionally feminine activities that her parents encouraged. As a kid, she was particularly close to her brother Josiah. Joy-Anna and Austin were reportedly caught kissing before their wedding, which the Duggar family considers scandalous.
Jedidiah Robert Duggar
Born December 30, 1998, Jedidiah Robert Duggar is the 10th of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children. He is married to Katelyn (Nakatsu) Duggar. The Arkansas State Representative Charlene Fite in a later-deleted message on their Facebook page on January 24, 2017, said "Jed" Duggar was interning at the Arkansas State House of Representatives. He later referred to this job as a legislative assistant on his campaign website.
Jedidiah Robert Duggar is the 11th of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children. The 22-year-old joined Unit 55 of the Institute in Basic Life Principles' International ALERT (Air, Land, Emergency Resource Team) Academy on March 18, 2016. On May 20, 2016, he received his diploma from the Academy. He received the 1 Timothy 4:12 award at his graduation for being an encourager and inspiration to the other students, according to the Duggar family website.
Jason Michael Duggar
Born in 2000, Jason Michael Duggar is the 12th of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children. Jason gets a little less screen time on 'Counting On' than his older siblings because he isn't married or in a courtship — the Duggars' chaste, chaperoned version of dating — and because he doesn't have children or relationships to create stories around, reports Nicki Swift. However, he has been a legal adult for over two years, and in his family's eyes, he is more than old enough to be married.
James Andrew Duggar
Born July 7, 2001, James Andrew Duggar is the 13th of the 19 Duggar children. James and his family relocated to Springdale, Arkansas, in 2006. James was assigned to a dormitory-style room with his brothers in this home. This house is still occupied by James today, according to the Kansas Traveler.
Justin Samuel Duggar
Justin Samuel Duggar, 18, is the 14th of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children. He is married to Claire Spivey. Their courtship began in September 2019, when Justin and Claire were 16 and 18 years old, respectively. Their engagement was announced on November 16, 2020, a day after his 18th birthday, according to US Magazine. Justin was able to take a lot of holidays to Disneyland, New York City, Niagara Falls, Scotland, Ireland, London, Israel, China, and Japan as a kid, thanks to the reality show.
Jackson Levi Duggar
Jackson Levi Duggar was born on May 23, 2004. With the Discovery Health Channel special '14 Children and Pregnant Again', Jackson's birth was notable because he was the first Duggar boy to have his birth aired on television.
Johannah Faith Duggar is the 16th of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children. The 15-year-old is often compared to her older sister Jana. Her brother Jackson has always been her best friend, and the two are frequently seen playing together, according to Fundamentalists.
Jennifer Danielle Duggar
Jennifer Danielle Duggar was born on August 2, 2007. Jennifer, or "Jenni" as she is called, is shown to be a shy child. She is often said to be methodical and thoughtful by members of her family. Jenni has been homeschooled her whole life. She served as a flowergirl and a bridesmaid in several of her older siblings' weddings.
Tyler Hutchins is the legal ward of his great-aunt and uncle, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and the oldest son of Rachel Hutchins. On February 10, 2008, he was born to Rachel Hutchins and an unknown father. On his birth certificate, his father is not identified. When he was six, he was placed into the custody of his grandmother, Carolyn Hutchins, as his mother was deemed unfit to care for him. After Carolyn suffered a stroke rendering her unable to take care of him, his great-aunt, Michelle Duggar, and her husband Jim Bob, were granted temporary custody of him on August 31, 2016. Hutchins is treated as a full member of the family and was also mentioned as a grandchild when Mary Duggar died in 2019.
Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar is the 18th of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children. Jordyn Duggar, along with her three younger sisters and niece Mackynzie Duggar, released an album in 2018. On August 1, 2018, the album 'Happy Heart' was released. The Counting On episode 'Unexpected' aired on August 6, 2018, and featured a behind-the-scenes look at the album's recording process, according to Fundamentalists.
11-year--old Josie Brooklyn Duggar is the nineteenth and youngest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Since her birth, Josie has had a few health scares, which have been reported on '19 Kids and Counting'. Despite this, Josie seems to be in good spirits today. She lives in Springdale, AR, where she shares a dormitory-style room with her older sisters. She served as a flowergirl and a bridesmaid in several of her older siblings' weddings.