Reality TV Child Stars: Where Are They Now?

The 19 Duggar children starred in the TLC series “19 Kids and Counting” until the show was canceled in 2015 in the wake of a scandal involving the oldest child, Josh.

The Duggar family in 2007.

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There are 19 Duggar children: Joshua, Jana and John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah and Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie. They were all raised in a fundamentalist Christian household with strict rules regarding all aspects of their lifestyle including dress, media consumption, and dating.

The Duggars made their television debut with a TV special called “14 Children and Pregnant Again!” The popularity of the special led to their own show, “19 Kids and Counting,” which followed the family’s daily lives and milestones such as weddings and births.

In 2015, a police report surfaced that alleged their oldest son, Josh, had molested minor girls, including some of his sisters, when he was 14. Josh, whose wedding was featured on the show, was also revealed to be a paying member of Ashley Madison, a website for arranging extramarital affairs. TLC canceled “19 Kids and Counting” and launched a new series, “Counting On,” without Josh and with minimal appearances by parents Michelle and Jim Bob.

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