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TLC's '19 Kids and Counting': Where is Jim Bob Duggar Today?

The Duggar family at their home in Springdale, Arkansas on December 14, 2005.

24. August 2019 - 18:40 Uhr / Cynthia Springer

America watched as the Duggar family grew from 17 Kids and Counting all the way to 19 Kids and Counting. Their family still continues to grow, but this time with new marriages and additional grandchildren for the parents, Jim and Michelle Duggar. What has life been like for Jim Bob Duggar post-production? Read the article to find out more!

James Robert Duggar was born in a small town in the state of Arkansas. Duggar is a licensed realtor and owns several properties in his city of Springdale. From 1999-2002, Duggar was also a politician, having worked in the Arkansas House of Representatives. At 54 years of age, him and his wife, Michelle, have 19 children together.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar speak at the Values Voter Summit on September 17, 2010 in Washington, DC.

Their television show aired from 2008-2015, and they produced two more children in the process. This ultimately changed the name of the series from 17 to 19 Kids and Counting.

Life after 19 Kids

During the filming of the series, Duggar and his wife wrote two books together: The Duggars: 20 and Counting! (2008) and A Love That Multiplies (2011). After the 2015 finale of their series, a spin-off series of their daughter's lives - Jessa, Jinger, Joy-Anna - launched that same year on TLC, called Counting On. Duggar has also still been politically active in his Republican community, most recently endorsing candidate Rick Santorum for president. Outside of politics, the Duggar family still enjoy to make public appearances on various talk shows.  

Jim Bob and wife Michelle Duggar visit Extra on March 11, 2014 in New York City.

Michelle and Jim Bob are known to be extremely conservative when it comes to their parenting style. They've been notoriously known to dress their kids in an orthodox style, as well as not allowing them to dance, all to avoid promiscuity. 

Today, Jim Bob Duggar focuses on helping raise his grandchildren. So far, the Duggars have fifteen grandchildren. He recently celebrated his birthday with his large and ever-growing family!