When they married, she was 17 and he was 19; neither attended college.Together they first launched a used-car business, then towing and real estate businesses, and both are licensed real estate agents.The Duggars initially chose to wait before having children and used birth control pills in the early years of their marriage. They resumed using oral contraceptives after his birth but conceived again despite this precaution. She has mentioned that they named that child Caleb, despite not knowing the baby's gender.
And, his pious parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, admitted they knew about it and worked to ensure he was never charged. But the network confirmed Friday it has pulled reruns of the show from its schedule and is considering what to do about it going forward.
The show is not currently in production."Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air.
We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time," said the network statement emailed by publicity chief Shannon Llanes. She's Honey Boo Boo's over-the-top mom, and her family's "redneck reality" show on TLC was canceled in October in the wake of reports by TMZ and others that Shannon was dating a man once convicted of child molestation.
Jim Bob Duggar has an older sister, Deanna, who occasionally appears on the show.
Michelle Duggar (née Ruark) has six older siblings (Pamela Ethel, Kathie Ann, Evelyn Alice, Carolyn Jeannite, Freda Louise, and Garrett Floyd Jr.).