Since the Duggars first rose to fame with their show 19 Kids and Counting — even though when we first met them, it was still 17 Kids and Counting — there has been a fascination around their daughters, especially because of the traditional lifestyle the ultra-conservative family follows.
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For those unfamiliar, the girls follow very “traditional” (read: dated) gender roles, which stipulate that they are to dress modestly and take on housekeeping responsibilities, such as cooking, cleaning, and helping to raise and formally educate their younger siblings.
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Some of the more out-here rules — such as no beaches (it’s too distracting for the men), no Halloween (it’s “demonic”), and lots of sex whenever your husbands wants (according to mom Michelle, “Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love. You always need to be available when he calls,”) — have been criticized by Duggar fans and haters alike, but in their years in the spotlight, the Duggars have always defended their family’s practices.
Given their strict upbringing, it’s no surprise that many have closely followed as these girls have blossomed and grown into young ladies and have started raising families of their own!
While the 19 Kids spin-off, Jill & Jessa: Counting On most closely follows the older girls — Jill, Jessa, Jana, Jinger, and Joy-Anna — there’s no denying that each and everyone of the Duggar daughters is special in her own right!
Get to know all nine of the Duggar daughters by scrolling through the gallery below!
At 27, Jana is oldest of the Duggar ladies! While she hasn’t formally announced that she is courting anyone, it’s been rumored that she is dating family friend Jonathan Hartono!