One of these things is not like the others! Tyler Duggar — who was adopted by the reality TV family last year — is receiving backlash from Internet trolls for his name. While the other 19 Duggar children all have monikers that start with the letter “J,” his does not.
On Dec. 24, a photo was posted to the Duggar Family Official Facebook page of Tyler building a mini snowman. Immediately, fans began commenting that he didn’t belong. “If he lives there they should name him Jyler or something,” one person wrote. Another added, ” Very cute but… who is Tyler??”
In Touch exclusively revealed back in November 2016 that Jim Bob and Michelle were granted permanent guardianship over Michelle’s nephew after originally obtaining temporary guardianship two months prior. “Jim Bob and Michelle couldn’t be happier right now,” a source told In Touch at the time. “Jim Bob and Michelle have made the child feel right at home. They treat him like their own and he looks up to them as parents.”
Tyler’s biological mom, Rachel, welcomed her son when she was a teenager and not married, and she originally “gave up custody of her son [in August 2015] to her mother, Michelle’s sister Carolyn. But in July, Carolyn suffered a stroke.” Rachel went through a string of financial and legal woes [at the time she was also homeless and unemployed], and she was struggling to care for her child — that’s when her aunt and uncle stepped in.
Just like with their biological children, Michelle and Jim Bob made sure to spoil Tyler with some extra attention on his birthday. Back in February, they shared a sweet birthday message to him on their official Facebook page.
“Happy 9th Birthday, Tyler!” the post began. “We are so glad to have you in our home and a part of our family! Your bright smile and sweet spirit brings much joy to us all! Jackson loves having a “little brother/cousin” to ride bikes and play with and read your Bibles together. Our prayer is that each day you will seek God’s will for your life, and that God will use your life in a great way.”
Find out what else people have said about Tyler’s name by watching the video below!
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