Do You Know Your Duggars? A Comprehensive Guide to the Giant Family
With lots of new babies on the way, the ever-growing Duggar family is getting harder to keep track of than ever — so we made it easy for you
Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar
Married nearly 35 years ago on July 21, 1984, the Duggar family matriarch, 53, and patriarch, 55, waited four years to have their first child, Josh. After conceiving again and suffering a miscarriage, which they say occurred because she was taking birth control and didn't know she was pregnant, they decided to let God "bless them with as many children as he saw fit." With new babies arriving roughly every year and a half, they've worked hard to keep their union on track. "We have a weekly date, even if it is just to take a walk in the park," Jim Bob, a former Arkansas politician, told PEOPLE in 2009. "We will go out to lunch or dinner and talk together about the kids, upcoming events, what we have coming up."
Recently, the couple found a new passion: flipping houses in Arkansas.
Josh & Anna Duggar
Michelle and Jim Bob's eldest son, 32, and his wife, also 32, wed in September 2008 and have six children – eldest daughter Mackynzie, sons Michael, Marcus and Mason, daughter Meredith Grace (born amid Josh's inappropriate touching scandal in 2015) and daughter Maryella Hope, who they welcomed in Nov. 2019.
John David Duggar & Abbie Burnett
The happy couple welcomed their first child together, daughter Grace Annette, in Jan. 2020.
“Our lives have changed forever with the arrival of our baby girl. She is a beautiful gift from God! We are so blessed the Lord has given her to us,” they said in a joint statement on the family website. “It’s still surreal to know that we are really parents, but it’s a great new adventure that we are excited to take on together!”
The Duggars' oldest daughter, who plays the piano, violin and harp and has helped homeschool her siblings, is also twins with John David, who was born three minutes after her. She is currently single, and admitted in 2016 that while she's had suitors in the past, she hasn't found 'The One.'
"There have been different guys come along and ask, but they haven’t been the right one. It’s just one of those things," Jana said on Jill and Jessa: Counting On. "I’m not just out to get married to the first one who comes along."
She added: "It’s this weird in-between stage. I’m not a younger one, but then I’m not an older married one with kids." She continued, "So [I’m] just being busy with where God has me right now and being content in this place and learning as much as I can."
Jill & Derick Dillard
Five Duggar sisters were bridesmaids and two brothers were groomsmen when Michelle and Jim Bob's second daughter, 29, wed in June 2014 in Springdale, Arkansas. "I am the most blessed man to have Jill," Derick, 31, told PEOPLE after their nuptials, which per custom, saved their first kiss for last. In April of 2015, the couple welcomed a baby boy, Israel David, and the blessings continued in 2017, when son Samuel Scott joined the family.
Jessa & Ben Seewald
The Duggars' third daughter married a few months after older sister Jill in November 2014, before a packed crowd of more than 1,000 at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas. Jessa, 27, and Ben, 25, welcomed their first child Spurgeon Elliot one year later after a dramatic two-day labor; baby Henry Wilberforce joined the family in February 2017; and on May 26, 2019, the proud parents welcomed their third child together, daughter Ivy Jane.
"We’re so grateful to God for this precious gift. She is already so loved. Her big brothers adore her!" the couple said in a statement after Ivy's birth.
Jinger & Jeremy Vuolo
The family is expanding again! PEOPLE exclusively revealed in July 2016 that Jinger Duggar, 25, and former professional soccer player Jeremy Vuolo, 31, (another "J" name!) were engaged — and on Nov. 5, 2016, the two said "I do" in front of 1,000 guests at Cathedral of the Ozarks at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with the groom's father officiating. In July 2018, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Felicity.
More recently, the pair relocated in March 2019 from Laredo, Texas, to Los Angeles in order for Jeremy to pursue graduate studies at The Master's Seminary.
The pair revealed in May that after suffering a devastating miscarriage last fall, they are now expecting once again. “We are so excited,” Jinger said of the pregnancy. “Felicity is going to have to have a sister. Everything looks great with the baby. We're so thankful. Had a lot of check-ups and we’re just really, really excited.”
Joy-Anna & Austin Forsyth
The two knew each other for 15 years before entering into a courtship in 2016. "It's really special that I got to grow up with him and my family knows him really well," Joy-Anna, 22, told PEOPLE before marrying her fiancé of three months in May 2017. "We feel so happy and so excited!" They were even more excited to expand their family in February 2018, welcoming their first child, son Gideon Martyn Forsyth.
The couple announced last May that they were expecting their second child together, but two months later shared the devastating news that they lost their unborn baby when they went in for their 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal.
In March, the couple shared that they are expecting once again — this time, a baby girl.
“All we know is boy, so I don’t know how to prepare for a girl, but we are so excited. We can’t wait to meet her!” said Austin, 26.
Joseph & Kendra Duggar
The Duggars' 25-year-old son married his 22-year-old bride on Sept. 8, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. "It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of to have a wife and to raise to raise a family in a way that honors the Lord," he told PEOPLE. "We are very excited to see what God has in the future for us."
In June 2018, the newlyweds welcomed their first child, son Garrett. "No matter how many times we’ve experienced the joy of babies born in our families, there’s nothing comparable to the joy in our hearts today! Children truly are a gift from God. We are so thankful for his safe arrival and this new journey as parents," the couple said in a statement. In April 2019, they announced they're expecting baby No. 2! "We are ready to double the fun at our house!" the couple said. In Nov. 2019, the pair welcomed daughter Addison Renee.
And in Aug. 2020, the proud parents shared that they're expanding their family once again! "We are so excited to announce that we have a tie-breaker coming in February. Baby #3 is on the way!” the couple told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
Josiah & Lauren Duggar
In January 2018, the 23-year-old Counting On star announced he and family friend Lauren Swanson, 21, had entered a courtship. The pair got engaged two months later and tied the knot in June 2018 before enjoying their honeymoon in Vienna.
After Lauren suffered a miscarriage in Oct. 2018, the couple announced the following May that they were expecting their rainbow baby. In Nov. 2019, they welcomed daughter Bella Milagro.
“She definitely has lived up to her name which means, ‘beautiful miracle.’ Today we are basking in God’s goodness!” the proud parents said at the time.
The Rest of the Crew
Michelle and Jim Bob fell in love with names beginning with "J" after naming their first son Joshua from the Bible — and, after giving their first set of twins "J" names, they continued the tradition so their other children wouldn't feel left out. Say these names three times fast: twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer and Jordyn-Grace.
And Josie Duggar!
Born premature at 25 weeks in 2010 and weighing just 22 oz., the world watched as the Duggars' youngest child, their 19th, struggled to survive. "She is a miracle baby and all of us we are so lucky to have her," Michelle said on Today. An attempt to expand their family yet again would prove heartbreaking: In 2011, Michelle suffered a miscarriage of their 20th child, Jubilee.
Amy Duggar King & Dillon King
Known as the "rebellious cousin," Amy is the daughter of Jim Bob's sister Deanna and made frequent appearances on 19 Kids and Counting, where her less-conservative upbringing made her stand out from the rest of the family. "For me, growing up was all about shorts, tank tops, country songs and boyfriends," the reality star, 33, previously told PEOPLE. "I love the Lord and I love my family. I’m just not born to live exactly the way they do."
After less than a two-month engagement, Amy married longtime friend King in a country-chic wedding on the grounds of Horton Farms near Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2015. The couple appeared on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars in early 2017, where they worked on the issues in their marriage and ultimately decided to stay together.
In December 2018, Amy got candid about their sex life, telling PEOPLE that they have sex "all the time" and that they were ready to start a family. "The kids are coming," Dillon added. "We've been practicing."
It was a fact: the pair welcomed their first child together, son Daxton Ryan, in Oct. 2019.