With 19 kids and 19 grandchildren and counting, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s reality TV brood usually makes several life-changing announcements each year. Here’s what updates fans can anticipate from the TLC “Counting On” brood in 2021.

Baby Births

Joy-Anna Forsyth and Jinger Vuolo welcomed their second children, both girls, in mid to late 2020, but that doesn’t mean Duggar fans don’t have another baby to look forward to this year.

Joe Duggar’s wife, Kendra Duggar, is due to give birth to their third child in February. The child, which is confirmed to be a girl, will join their 2-year-old son Garrett and their 1-year-old daughter Addison.

Courtship Announcements

Jedidiah and Jeremiah Duggar, the family’s second set of twins, just turned 22, which means they’re more than eligible to start courting. Their younger brothers, Jason Duggar and James Duggar are 20 and 19, respectively, meaning there is always the possibility they could enter into a courtship too.

There’s also Jana Duggar. The 31-year-old, the oldest single Duggar daughter, has yet to enter into an official courtship. Though she did admit in 2019 to having secretly "courted" or "dated" a few men in the past, several of her rumored relationships were never confirmed. 


Justin Duggar, who turned 18 in November, announced his engagement to courtship partner Claire Spivey later that same month. Engagements typically don’t last long in the Duggar family— sans Jessa Seewald’s 11-month wait with now-husband Ben Seewald — so fans could very well see a Duggar wedding this year.

Pregnancy Announcements

As is also in Duggar fashion, pregnancy announcements usually quickly follow weddings. Could Justin and Claire announce a new arrival in 2021? It seems possible.

When it comes to other upcoming pregnancy announcements, it’s anyone’s guess, though Josh and Anna Duggar have welcomed a new baby every two years since 2009. Their last child, Maryella, was born in 2019.

As for Duggar pregnancy rumors, Jessa is the most recent target. Late last year, she caused a commotion after posing for a family Christmas photo with a wreath carefully place over her midsection, reports The Daily Mail. Last week, more photos of the Seewald family posted to Instagram stirred up more pregnancy speculation. 

counting on 2021 "Counting On" stars (from left) Jessa Seewald, Abbie Duggar, Lauren Duggar, Kendra Duggar, Jinger Vuolo, and Jana Duggar. Photo: TLC