Now that Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth has given birth to her first baby, Gideon Martyn, it is now Joseph Duggar’s turn to become a parent. Joseph and his wife, Kendra Caldwell Duggar are expecting their first child this summer, and when that baby arrives, it will make her parents – Christina and Paul Caldwell – grandparents in their thirties.
In Touch Weekly is reporting that Joseph, 23, and Kendra, 19, are expecting a baby boy in June, and it will be the first grandchild for the Caldwells.
Fans have often joked about how young Kendra’s parents look ever since they saw them at her wedding, but they look that way because they are young. Christina was born in 1980 and is 38, and Paul was born in 1978 and will turn 40 this year. The couple got married in 1998, and they immediately got pregnant with their first baby, Kendra. Over the next twenty years, they had six more children.
“How come the parents are so beautiful?” asked one fan. “They look so young!” said another. “That’s Kendra’s father? He looks young and hot what! But that doesn’t negate how they are,” wrote a third fan.
The “how they are” comment is probably referring to the fact that the couple is extremely conservative, just like the Duggars, and Paul (who is a Baptist pastor) has literally said that there is no such thing as homosexuals.
Of course, those comments aren’t too surprising from someone connected to the Duggar family. They have been vocal about their anti-gay marriage views and their support for “traditional” family values.
Joseph and Kendra have not said how big of a family they would like to have, but if they are anything like their own parents, chances are this baby boy will be the first of many.
Kendra recently revealed that she has suffered from a lot of morning experience during her first pregnancy, but it is finally starting to subside. Other than that, she says everything has been going well.
After finding out that they were expecting a boy, Kendra admitted that she is excited to dress him up in little outfits and bowties. While Joseph said that he is looking forward to having a son, so he can teach him things, and they will probably have similar interests.
The couple has been working on adding blue to the nursery, which currently has a gray and white color scheme, and they are planning on shopping for baby clothes now that they know their baby’s gender.
Watch Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell when new episodes of Counting On air Monday nights on TLC.