Pregnant Anna Duggar Claps Back At Critics Who Say That She and Husband Josh Can’t Handle 7 Kids

If you’ve ever watched an episode of TLC’s former hit 19 Kids And Counting, you know all about the huge Duggar family. In fact, you might’ve even got to witness the oldest Duggar child, Josh, propose to his wife, Anna back in 2008. He was the first to get married out of the clan.

Now, the couple has six kids and is expecting their seventh, clearly following in the footsteps of Josh’s parents oof having a big family. But despite posting a happy photo announcing the gender of their seventh child, Anna still received some backlash.

“How do you afford all those kids? Does Josh even work?” one of her followers asked. The post got lots of attention, racking up hundreds of likes.

But Anna replied calmly and rationally: “Yes, my husband is a diligent worker and provides well for our family,” she relied.

The post showed Josh and Anna under an umbrella as pink confetti poured out from under them. Their clan ran toward them after the confetti drop, which consists of Mackynzie, 11, Michael, 9, Marcus, 7, Meredith, 5, Mason, 3, and Maryella, 17 months (yes—they’re also following in Josh’s parents tradition of naming all their kids with names that begin with the same letter!).


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We are overjoyed to announce baby seven is on the way and we can’t wait to hold her in our arms this fall,” the caption read.

While many people wondered the same thing as the original poster, others stuck up for Anna on the post.

“Why should it matter to anyone but this family how many kids they have? If they can afford them…have as many as they want. That’s my opinion,” someone commented.

“It’s no one’s concern how many children you choose to have,” another said. “The kind thing is to move on or say, What a blessing! I personally had 2 children and they were 8 years apart. I couldn’t have managed but happy for you and your sweet family.”

There were many people very excited about the news as well.

“Ohh my word! What a blessing!” a fan gushed. “Y’all have such a beautiful family! Congratulations mom and dad!”

“Congratulations, you are BLESSED 🏻” another replied.

It’s no surprise that Anna doesn’t let this kind of backlash get to her. In fact, Josh and Anna are no stranger to criticism. In 2015, Josh made many headlines after allegations of molestation and cheating on Anna. However, Josh got the help he needed in rehab, and after some counseling sessions with Anna, the incident actually wound up bringing the two closer.

Nothing like a big family! What are your thoughts on Josh and Anna having another baby?