MICHELLE Duggar from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On has suffered two miscarriages in the past.
The mother of the Duggar family opened up to Josiah’s wife Lauren about the difficulties of miscarrying on the show.
Here’s more on what we know.
Who is Michelle Duggar?
Michelle Duggar is the matriarch of the Duggar family.
The Duggar family became famous when they were featured on the TLC reality television show 19 Kids and Counting.
The family is devout Baptists and the show frequently discusses values of purity, modesty, and faith in God.
How many miscarriages has she had?
Michelle has suffered two miscarriages in the past.
Speaking candidly to Josiah’s wife Lauren on Counting On, she revealed she miscarried after her 19th child Josie.
The parents were going to name their 20th baby Jubilee.
“It was a very traumatic time for us and then we had to come home and tell all the children what had happened,” Jim Bob told cameras as he recounted finding out Jubilee had no heartbeat.
The mom has also talked about how she miscarried when on oral birth control.
“We gave that area of our life to the Lord, and right after that, he gave us twins,” Michelle said of her first miscarriage, a son they were going to name Caleb.
John David and Jana were born after Caleb’s passing,
How many kids does she have?
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 kids – nine girls and ten boys.
All of their children have names which begin with the letter J.
Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie, were all raised in the family home in Tontitown, Arkansas.
The Duggars avoid birth control, saying they have decided to allow God to determine the number of children they have.
All of the children are homeschooled, and access to entertainment such as movies and television is limited.
They practice chaperoned courtship, in which a couple becomes acquainted only in a group setting.
Duggar fans recently slammed “millionaire” Jim Bob and Michelle for throwing a “discount” 13th birthday bash for their daughter Jennifer.
The couple recently went all out for Jim Bob’s birthday and Joy-Anna’s baby shower.
The party, which was celebrated in the family’s backyard, was very lowkey with a purple and white balloon arch, a picnic table decorated with a purple tablecloth and a few platters of cookies for the guests.
Who is she married to?
Michelle is married to Jim Bob Duggar.
The two recently celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary.
Jim Bob, 55, posted a sweet throwback photo of him and Michelle, 53, after they had exchanged vows 36 years ago.
“[Thirty-six] years ago today, at 10am, I married Michelle Ruark, my best friend!,” the Counting On patriarch shared on social media.
“I am so thankful for Michelle. She is such an incredibly loving wife and mother, and a virtuous woman who has a ministry mindset and a gracious spirit!
“She is beautiful inside and out!! Her life has impacted the world.
“I love you always, Michelle! -Jim Bob.”
The parents have been having issues with some of their children as they decide to pull away from the family.
Jill and her husband Derick Dillard have broken free from the family and their conservative values.
Derick recently claimed the patriarch Jim Bob controls the finances of all the children.
Is she on Counting On?
19 Kids and Counting ran for seven years from 2008, until it was cancelled in 2015.
The show was TLC’s most popular, averaging 2.3 million viewers per new episode in Season 10.
On May 22, 2015, TLC suspended the series when the Duggars’ eldest son, Josh Duggar, now 32, publicly apologized for having “acted inexcusably.”
This followed reports that Josh allegedly molested five girls – including some of his sisters – in 2002 and 2003, when he was 14 to 15 years-old, prior to the beginning of the show.
In November 2015, porn star, Ashley Johnston, also known by her stage name Danica Dillon, claimed Duggar sexually assaulted her at a Philadelphia strip club.
Josh, 32, claimed he’d never met Danica or been to the club she worked at and filed for dismissal of her $500,000 lawsuit, which was settled out of court, RadarOnline reported.
Months before Johnston’s accusations emerged, news broke that Duggar reportedly had an Ashley Madison Account.
He admitted to cheating on his wife and to being addicted to porn.
19 Kids and Counting was officially canceled in July 2015 and would not resume production.
Spin-off show, Counting On, premiered in December 2015 and the ninth season premiered February 11, 2019, of which Michelle features.
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