In their first public appearance since news that the matriarch of the Duggar family had suffered a miscarriage last December, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar appeared on the Today Show this morning and spoke of their heartbreak.
Michelle Duggar and her husband Jim Bob are doing the obligatory press rounds right now, as their reality TV show, “19 Kids and Counting” returns once again for a new season. The show will premiere tonight at 9:00 PM EST on TLC.
It was on the Today Show last November that they first announced that Michelle was pregnant with their 20th child. Sadly, a month later, as Michelle and Jim Bob headed to a routine doctor’s visit to also find out the gender of their child, a heartbeat could not be found and they were told that Michelle had miscarried. TLC cameras were on hand at the doctor’s visit and captured the couple coming to terms with what they had just learned. It’s really very sad to watch.
Jim Bob told Access Hollywood, “They were there filming us when he thought we were going to find out if we were having a boy or a girl.” With Michelle adding, “It was something that we should allow them to film. We thought it was a way to help other families go through difficult situations.”
They also recalled how difficult it was to tell their children about the miscarriage with Jim Bob telling Anne that their whole family became closer and stronger as they dealt with their heartbreak.
Do the couple plan to have anymore children? Michelle told TODAY Moms, “We would be open to more if God saw fit to bless us with more. I would do it again.”
What are your thoughts on that, readers? With Jim Bob and Michelle in New York sans children, might we soon hear an announcement that another baby is on the way?
Watch the premiere of “19 Kids and Counting” tonight at 9/8 C on the TLC Channel.
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