Michelle Duggar to her family: “someone’s expecting!”

Everyone’s favorite delusional creationist baby-maker, Michelle Duggar, punked her family on a recent episode of their delightful reality show. She brought all her kids into the room to announce that “someone’s expecting” with a wicked little twinkle in her eye. Michelle didn’t announce that she was pregnant again with her 20th kid as they were anticipating and broke the news that the wife of a guy who works on their show was going to have her first baby. I’m sure she added “amateur” under her breath. Radar Online has the news along with a video segment:

Michelle Duggar made a bombshell announcement on the latest episode of her show, stunning all 19 of her children as they were gathered together. “Someone’s expecting!” Michelle revealed to the family.

The news that Michelle is pregnant with her 20th child would be a surprise to the family, but not something unexpected. She has spoken out on recent episodes of wanting to have another child if “it is God’s plan.”

“But it’s not us,” she revealed with a big laugh to the family that was quietly standing around her! Michelle announced that Jon Boyle, a production assistant, and his wife were expecting their first child. The family all clapped and cheered, maybe a little relieved that Michelle and Jim Bob weren’t having their 20th child yet.

“I think my family was looking at me like, Mom?” Michelle laughed. She was tickled to tell the news to her family and said “we get thrilled to find out that anyone is expecting, just because we know how special that is.”

The episode also showed that the 19th and tiniest Duggar, Josie, is doing a really well after her return home from her long hospitalization and the older sisters are taking care of her. Josie is off of her oxygen for two hours a day and Michelle says “she’s doing so good. She’s happy not to have that in her nose.” Michelle also said that the littlest little hardly ever cries.

[From Radar Online]

You know Michelle would never make the announcement of her pregnancy just on her own show anyway. She announced her last two pregnancies on the Today Show, and she didn’t even tell her kids ahead of time when she was pregnant with her 18th baby, preferring to let them know live on air (announcement is at 2:30) so we could see their shocked faces. Michelle thought it was funny to punk her kids into thinking she was pregnant again. She’s probably incredibly disappointed that she’s not pregnant considering that it’s been a whole nine months since she had the last one. Given all those poor kids go through caring for their siblings, especially the last one who was born prematurely and almost died, it seems particularly cruel both to joke around that she’s pregnant again and to even consider having more. Michelle is going to keep having as many as “God” “wants” her to even if it kills her, preferring to ignore the fact that she’s burdening her children with adult responsibilities.


You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

62 Responses to “Michelle Duggar to her family: “someone’s expecting!””

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    *runs screaming from room* AHHHHHHHHH

  2. bizzy says:

    cannot wait for the round of reality shows spawned when her older kids start leaving home to become strippers, move in with their partners, get plastic surgery etc.

  3. chasingadalia says:

    “…Just because we know how special that is.”

    Really? I thought after the 10th or 11th the magic would wear off a little…

  4. di butler says:

    I have said time and time again that I wouldn’t want to have a clown car uterus, but I don’t get the vitriol towards these people. They pay their own way, their kids are all healthy and well behaved, what the hell is it to you people? And burdening her kids with adult responsibilities??? Maybe they will grow up and learn to take responsibility instead of smoking weed and playing Halo in their parent’s basement at 30. If she wants to have her lady bits tacked to her spine in a few yrs, that’s her business.

  5. Stronzilla says:

    Does this remind anyone else of that bit in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life?

    Every sperm is sacred
    Every sperm is great
    If a sperm is wasted
    God gets quite irate

  6. freckles says:

    Honestly, I get so pissed when you guys feature stories about the Duggars. All that ever comes from it is everyone saying “OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY HAVE SO MANY BABIES!! THEY ARE SO SELFISH AND CRAZY!!” It is getting SOOOOOOOOOO old.

  7. mln says:

    @ di butler Some women start having horrible complications and dying once they have too many kids. Her last one was in the hospital for months so in fact all of her children aren’t healthy. It isn’t in fact healthy for mother or child. And many times people who have this many are religious fanatics who believe they have to repopulate the world with like minded children. I think everyone has a right to have as many children as they want but after a certain point it does get to be too much

  8. jen says:

    My hubby grew up near a family like this in Northern Minnesota the family is so big now (kids, grandkids, etc.) that they practically own the entire town.

  9. gee says:

    By their theory, wouldn’t even having sex be bad, because thousands of little sperms dont make it to the egg and ‘die’?

  10. johnny says:

    I’d love to fart on her face.

  11. Kitten says:

    “My hubby grew up near a family like this in Northern Minnesota the family is so big now (kids, grandkids, etc.) that they practically own the entire town.”

    So is the theory that the Duggars are giving birth to their own army in hopes of eventually taking over the country? Hmmm….

  12. aenflex says:

    Their sex must be so perfunctory, emotionless and sensation-less, for her anyway. And Jim Bob or Carl Lee or whateverhisnameis – he’s gotta have some nasty secrets. You don’t put 20 people living together in a commune and come out clean on the other side.

  13. Whatever says:

    So many of us say they are selfish and crazy because THEY ARE. They use their kids to get money to support their crazy lifestyle (not to mention for childcare, housekeeping and home construction) and don’t seem to care that she could die, leaving her older kids with an ENORMOUS burden to shoulder. It is extremely selfish of both of them. And delusional.

  14. moo says:

    I’m beginning to wonder if there’s a clause in the TV contract that tells them to pump out a babe a year or something…. this is getting truly silly.

  15. Lisa S. says:

    *Running after Fluffy Kitten Tail***NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

  16. texasmom says:

    I’m with the “not my choice but why the vitriol?” camp.

    For some reason I have lots of vitriol for La Gosselin, though. None of my business, again, but she bugs me anyway.

    At least Michelle Duggar doesn’t shriek all the time!

  17. hellen says:

    I think that production asssistant’s wife better hire a bodyguard because Michelle obviously wants to steal her fetus.

  18. GreenGinger says:

    @hellen, I think the production assistant’s wife doesn’t have anything to worry about. Michelle just enjoys being pregnant and giving birth. Her interest in the child decreases once it falls out of her.

  19. spanks says:

    I dont think this family would have anything else to talk about if it wasnt for their non-stop pregnancies.
    I think Michelle is completely addicted to the pregnancy attention, whether its her own or someone else’s.
    and that Jim Bob just gets creepier and creepier.

  20. buell says:

    Your quiver is full so you can stop now!

  21. freckles says:

    @Whatever: I wasn’t trying to say that you are baseless in thinking them selfish or crazy. Granted, I personally don’t, but whatever. My point was, don’t you guys ever feel a sense of deja vu? I wake up, see a story on the Duggars, and then read a lot of outrage about how delusional and ridiculous they are. The same thing will probably happen tomorrow, no one has anything new to say about them. This doesn’t bother ANYONE else?

  22. TG says:

    @GreenGinger – So true. I think people like her have a huge ego and need constant attention.

  23. Obvious says:

    Reasons I’d rather watch the Duggars vs the Gosselins…
    1) they don’t make the rest of us pay their bills
    2)their kids are responsible and well behaved (brain washed yes, but can’t win em all)
    3)their parents are constantly screeching and throwing temper tantrums
    4)they aren’t the gosselins.

  24. Just a Poster says:

    I don’t have the energy to run screaming.. so I will just sit in a lump and shake my head *no*

  25. sashavice says:


    The world is overpopulated as it is, you selfish freaks.

  26. TaylorB says:


    First of all, ‘we’ are not paying their bills anymore than ‘we’ are paying the bills of the Duggars (TLC is doing that), Secondly, setting the horrid parents aside, the Gosselin kids are fairly well behaved for their age, third since the parents are no longer married and do not live in the same place that is a fairly moot point. However, giving credit where it is due, you are correct I would rather watch paint dry than the Gosselins.

  27. excuse me says:

    What is wrong with this family?! I rate Michelle right up there with Octomom. Everyone wants their own reality show, no matter what they have to do to get it and keep it. This family procreates on command. Sick!

  28. Kelley says:

    I’m with #26 … besides, Jesus, after having 19 kids, wouldn’t hubby have to strap a plank across his arse to keep from falling in ? Just sayin’ … lol :D

  29. RHONYC says:

    with all that wear-n-tear on her body she looks like she’s in her 50′s, doesn’t she? :-(

  30. citysuede says:

    Ummmm…..Josie is going fine and the older sisters are caring for her? How about this….if you have so many children that your older daughters have to raise them, it’s time to stop!@

  31. citysuede says:


  32. Katija says:

    This woman collects children the way I wish I could afford to collect Stuart Weitzman heels.

  33. Madison says:

    Stop already you idiot, it’s not a competition.

  34. Kiska says:

    *sneaks up to the Duggar water supply and drops in birth control pills…sneaks away*

    Mission accomplished.

  35. 6 says:

    The vitriol that you speak of is caused by the Duggar’s themselves once they signed the dotted line for TLC. They have opened the door to criticism by doing the reality show. I would not allow my family to be on display in this way. They have gone into territory that makes their personal deatils public knowledge. Plus making statements similar to ‘God will decide how many kids I should have’ after the 19th child does sound like there may be some emotional or mental instability.

    They are more resourceful than most but definitely not better than those who do use the help of state resources for underprivelaged families.

  36. Mistral says:

    Well, I will give them props for not living on welfare. At least they are financially fit and self-supporting. I really don’t think it is fair to kids that they are made to raise their siblings, though. I think that is pretty selfish. Michelle Duggar seems to get off on being the centre of attention and having everyone serving her while she’s in the “delicate state”.

  37. Gistine says:

    She’s expecting alright; my foot up her ass.

    Ditzy broad.

  38. kymie says:

    gosselins vs duggars… the gosselins had 2 pregnancies and then she got spayed!!! i dont think you can even compare the 2!!! its not like she intentionally had that many babies!

  39. winterwilde says:

    I def. believe Mrs. Duggar, enjoys being pregnant, cooing at wee little babes for about 9 months at most. After that, the baby is shipped up the sibling ladder to be cared for by the next avail. in-house nanny/older sister and Jim Bob sneezes and Mrs. Duggar is pregnant all over again. She’s a baby hoarder,except since babies get older, she just keeps on having MORE babies.

  40. DoMaJoReMc says:

    I have what I believe to be THE solution of all solutions. Give the 8 Gosselins to Michelle & Co., and maybe they will get some love and attention. Let KHate go off on her merry way.


  41. Trey says:

    Someone’s gonna die!

    The littlest little doesn’t cry? I’m placing my likely bet on autism and a maybe on developmental issues that led to some brain damage.

  42. Taya says:


    “the gosselins had 2 pregnancies and then she got spayed!!! i dont think you can even compare the 2!!! its not like she intentionally had that many babies!”

    Actually, according to family gossip, Kate did purposely have sex with Jon to get multiples when her doctors told her not too. Basically, Kate was hospitalized with over-stimulated ovaries, doctors refused to inseminate her, she left hospital and BAM 5 weeks later doctor finds out she is pregnant with 7 babies(one miscarried). Sounds intentional to me.

  43. lucy2 says:

    Do you think Michelle said “Congrats! One down, 18 to go!”?

    When she gathered all the kids, I bet they were like “Mom’s pregnant again? Well, it is a day that ends in Y.”

  44. Leek says:

    @Johnny–you made me laugh out loud. I really hope you get to meet her one day and actually have the opportunity to fart on her face.

  45. Jaxx says:

    Which kid is the dad holding in the picture? That’s not Josie is it? If so, she looks very healthy, too healthy. Is that maybe the oldest son’s daughter?

  46. cruiz2 says:

    These creepy people must stop! Enough now, birthing is not a contest or Guinness world record. Doctors, tell them pls!

  47. Jag says:

    The mother should be taking care of the baby – not the eldest children. That’s the reason they should consider using birth control from now on. They are entitled to their religious beliefs; my concern is that the children are little slaves and aren’t having actual childhoods because they have to care for all the others in the litter.

  48. Andrea-2 says:

    Michelle just enjoys being pregnant and giving birth. Her interest in the child decreases once it falls out of her.

    I know…have you ever seen her actually have a conversation with any one of the kids that are over 18 months old? I haven’t.

  49. gulfstreamgal says:

    Gistine…hilarious comment!! There will be a NEW TLC show called “I Quit The Cult”…
    It will entail the following:
    1. 2 gay Duggars who have come out of the closet (C’mon folks look at the stats so it is at least 2)
    2. The older female siblings going off to Vasser and Smith for the Women’s Studies program and possibly a minor in Afro-centric culture.
    3. One OB/GYN who works pro-bono for Planned Parenthood in Detroit.
    4. 3 Special Ed teachers who have already interned and are ready to help.
    5. 5 or 6 who are running hedge funds and partying with Hef and keep penthouse apts. at the Palms in Vegas.
    6. A couple of hookers who need to feed the meth monkey because they can’t keep up with a 24 hour childcare cycle.

  50. lucy says:

    I think they are good parents but I think they are just having kids to get more famous. Her youngest baby was born premature because woman are not suppose to have that many kids. her body is tired. I think its stupid if she has anymore kids. There oldest children are taking care of all of the younger childern and its good that they help out but its not right

  51. Gin says:

    Her last baby was premature due to Preeclampsia, a condition that occurs in 5-7% of all pregnancies, most often first-time mothers. It was not because her body is tired.

  52. Joyce says:

    Kelley, can’t stop laughing about the comment in #29, funny sh!t :D

  53. Ms.Bailey says:

    What bothers me most about this huge family is the seemingly lack of emotional bond the little ones have with Michelle. “There Mama goes, no big deal …wait! Who is “Mama?” Those kids are so ambivilant to her comings and goings. Most toddlers would be quite upset if mama took off like she does…

  54. Sara says:

    As and L & D nurse I can tell there are a few complications that come along with not only being over the age of forty, but having so many children, especially having them so close together.

    1. miscarriage
    2. placenta previa, which can cause excessive bleeding
    3. low birth weight
    4. Down Syndrome babies
    5. Fetal Distress
    6. c/s rate goes up
    7. High Blood Pressure

    While I cannot tell Michelle Duggar to stop having more children, the facts are out their. Age is not so much the factor that is against her, it is the number of children she has given birth to, combined with the fact that she has had them so close together. Her uterus has hadn’t had the time to “heal,” so to speak. In addition, Michelle has had had c/s with the last three pregnancies. The scar tissue has built up which can play a factor as well

    Like the Duggars, I am church-going person, but I don’t know if I would take the risk of having more children if I knew that was a chance of serious complications that may lie ahead, like the ones that may face Michelle should she have anymore children.

  55. Missy says:

    Unless you know the whole story dont say things that you dont know…Jim Bob was and still is a multi-millionaire before he got this show..He can afford his kids and is a very loving father..I hope this family does well.

  56. crystal says:

    Why such cruel words? Have you seen the show? The kids are not “forced to take on adult responsibility”, the children help out around the house. They have chores and they actually do them without arguing and complaining. I always see them having a great time and the bond that they have with their siblings in indescribable! Let’s just say that these children will all grow up to be respectable children!! With a great love for God and family… more then you can probably say about your family.

  57. debbie says:

    If the older girls can not go away as they did to sew their bridesmaid dresses without being called back because they are needed at home dont you think that means mama of the year
    michelle can not handle her family and
    their needs without three older girls?
    did i hear on the show the boys had to
    leave the room when girls siblings are
    changed does this go for the girls to

  58. John Wayne Lives says:

    @ Mistral. Cosign! Especially the last part.
    @ Andrea-2. You made me stop and think about that one! And you know, I don’t think I have! Gave me the creepiest sensation… like they’re all trained to know their part and place.
    And god forbid one of them upstage the queen mother upon her stage.
    She just took on an ugly side to me…

  59. just Beth says:

    I cannot believe the horrible criticism I read. the Duggars aren’t hurting anyone. in fact they are helping by producing wonderful, well adjusted children rather than lazy ungreatful spoiled brats that many people plague their communities with. I’d prefer to live next to the Duggars over a majority of the entitled brats our country is full of.