Former “19 Kids & Counting” Stars Josh & Anna Duggar Announce They’re Expecting Their Sixth Child

“Here comes another one!”

Josh Duggar has spawned again!

The former 19 Kids and Counting star and his wife Anna announced on Friday that Anna is pregnant with their sixth child. 

Josh— the oldest of the very fruitful Duggar kids– appeared in a video posted to Anna’s Instagram account which showed them announcing their baby news to their five kids.

“We couldn’t be happier to share with the world that our family is growing by one this fall,” the couple told Us Weekly in a statement. “We continually stand amazed by God’s love, redemption, grace and blessings in our lives. Our entire little family is ecstatic!”


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We are so excited to announce that we are expecting a new little one! As we watch our children grow and thrive — we look forward to baby six joining us this fall! #littleduggars

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Anna has basically been a Duggar Baby Machine since she married Josh in September 2008. After the wedding, she immediately became pregnant with daughter Mackynzie, who is now 9. The couple proceeded to have another kid about every two years and are now also parents to Michael, 7, Marcus, 5, Meredith, 3, and Mason, 19 months.

Even Josh’s sex abuse and Ashley Madison cheating scandals didn’t throw the couple’s baby-making schedule off-course. After Josh’s indiscretions were exposed, he was shuttled off to a Christian rehab center to deal with his sex addiction, etc. and was given another chance by Anna. While Anna has appeared on the Duggars’ post-scandal reality show, Counting On, Josh has never appeared and, according to TLC, will never show his mug on the series. 

Just two months ago, Anna posted a message to her Instagram account pledging her loyalty to Josh.

Anna will have lots of company in the Duggar Family Maternity Room (aka their living room couch/floor/toilet). Her sister-in-law Jessa Seewald is currently pregnant “expecting” her third child, while Kendra Duggar— wife of Joseph Duggaris expecting her second kid…in two years. Josh’s cousin Amy Duggar is also pregnant with her first child.


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Happy Sunday! #littleduggars

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Naturally, Josh’s parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar had to release a statement regarding the announcement of the newest blessing.

“We are so happy for Josh & Anna, expecting their 6th child and our 16th grandchild!” the couple wrote in a statement posted to the family website. “Each child is a blessing from God! Anna is one of the most amazing women in the world, she is a Proverbs 31 woman! Anna & Josh are good parents and it is going to be neat to see what God does with each one of their children’s lives. Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith and Mason are so excited to have a little sibling on the way! God is at work in their sweet little family! He has blessed them with another child! What a gift! The best days for their family are still ahead!”

“I’ll have another kid but no more on-camera toilet births, OK?”

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23 Responses

  1. Are they counting Josiah and Lauren’s baby in that 16 grandchildren? I counted a few times and only got 15 including the ones that aren’t born yet. Hmm.

  2. Ugh Anna, how can you even sleep with him still?! Marriage solver #2 on his/her way, hopefully it’s a boy again.

  3. “Proverbs 31 woman”?! Hahaha oh Michelle. Sounds like a line of t-shirts she would produce, like the fundie version of Chelsea’s “Mom AF” attire!

    1. I think they need to re-read that passage. They use it a lot, and even use it to describe Michelle and it couldn’t be farther from the truth! I truly doubt that ANYONE could be a Proverbs 31 woman!!

  4. I’ve seen you mention this lots of times and I’m curious- did anna really give birth to all of her kids on the toilet? And some of them on camera?

    1. @JJ– all were on camera except for Mason and Meredith… and only one was on the toilet (if you’re wondering where Josh was while Anna was giving birth on the toilet, he was napping…not joking, sadly.!) -The Ashley

  5. Wow that baby announcement was way too complicated… you’re a breeder, #6 is probably just as thrilling as #5 was. I actually didn’t know they already had 5 and if there was any doubt Anna will never leave this loser, baby #6 sure drives that point home.

    1. I feel bad for her every time a duggars announces a pregnancy. Its so hard to watch people close to you be pregnant after suffering a loss.

  6. They make this announcement as if we are supposed to be happy for them. Please just disappear now.

    1. Poor Anna. She was recently on a health kick. She was losing weight, exercising, she was looking good and feeling good and here comes Josh and knocks her up. Yes, children are a blessing but I feel these women are brainwashed to give their entire being to reproducing. Birth control is not allowed. She has no autonomy. She is married to a child molester yet she can’t divorce him because “divorce is bad”.

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