Question: Are the Bates family still friends with the Duggars?

The Bates kids and the Duggar kids are still close, though Carlin Stewart and Joy-Anna Forsyth are still besties. The duo met when they were just kids and have supported each other through marriage and the birth of their children. They regularly visit each other.

Do the Duggars and Bates know each other?

It turns out the Bates and the Duggars know each other quite well, too. Heres how they first met.

Are the Bates family as strict as the Duggars?

Based on their religious upbringings, The Duggars and Bates share similar values, such as strict family rules, male dominance and submissive roles for women; yet there are also differences between them which have created a rivalry among fans.

Do the Bates kids get along?

Carlin, Erin and Tori Bates seem to be the friendliest with each other. Carlin, Erin, and Tori Bates all appear to maintain a loving relationship. Fans also point out that Gil and Kelly Jo appear to group Carlin, Erin, and Tori together when speaking about their children.

Do any of the Bates girls wear jeans?

Theyre Not Strict About Dress Code Although the Bates family believes in modest dress, they arent too strict on what their kids wear, according to In Touch Weekly. For example, the Bates women wear pants and sleeveless dresses.

Did Zach and Whitney kiss before marriage?

Zach Bates and his wife, Whitney Perkins, admitted to kissing before their wedding, too. The couple met in 2012 and married in December 2013. Zach had one failed courtship before meeting Whitney. Bates family followers strongly suspect more kissing might be going on behind the scenes, too.

Did Josh and Anna divorce?

Shortly after, Joshs Ashley Madison accounts were leaked (a website where married people can find affairs). Despite that hardships, Anna and Josh worked through the issues by attending therapy. Anna chose not to divorce her husband, and shes had two more kids since the scandal, with another on the way.

Are any of the duggars getting divorced?

Its the Duggar way to stick with husbands through thick and thin thanks to their religious beliefs, which makes the news that Jessica Seewald and Dwight Phillips Lester are getting a divorce all the more shocking. News broke this week that Jessica Seewald and her husband are splitting up after only two years of

Why is Michael Bates a girl?

Michael didnt appreciate having a boys name As Michal/Michael grew it dawned on her that she had a boys name. Surrounded by sisters Erin, Alyssa, Tori, Carlin and Josie, Michael wanted to fit in with the ladies of the house. The family began calling her Michaela, although her name was never legally changed.

Do the Bates use birth control?

The Bates are evangelical Christians who do not believe in the use of birth control. Kelly, a 44-year-old stay-at-home mom, has been pregnant every year for the past 22 years -- which some might consider to be a medical marvel -- and doesnt shy away from the thought of having more children.

What happened to Alyssa Bates?

Gil and Kelly Bates are asking for prayers as their daughter undergoes her second heart surgery this year. Alyssa, 24, has a type of supraventricular tachycardia, a condition in which the heart beats very fast for a reason other than exercise, high fever or stress from time to time.

Who is the oldest Bates daughter?

William Gilvin Gil Bates – born January 1, 1965.Kelly Jo Bates (née Callaham) – born October 26, 1966.

Does Nathan Bates kiss?

The video doesnt actually feature the pair kissing, but fans have picked up on it and believe they did kiss. It may have been cut out of the video on purpose. In the past, Nathan and Esther have posted photos where they are very close to one another. Nathan is even kissing her on the cheek in an Instagram photo.

Are Anna and Josh still together Love Island?

Anna and Josh, the winners of Love Island Australia Season 2, appeared solid in their relationship following the show. Sadly, they announced their breakup on November 1, 2020. Following the show the pair moved in together in Melbourne, however since their breakup Josh has moved out.

Did Josie Bates have a baby?

Baby Bates is here! Bringing Up Bates star Josie Bates, 21, and husband Kelton Balka welcomed their second child, daughter Hazel Sloane Balka, Bates announced on Instagram Tuesday. Bates and Balka are also parents to daughter Willow Kristy, 22 months.

Did Michaela and Brandon have a baby?

Neither Michaela nor Brandon have made any public statements about expecting a child. The couple has been married for more than five years and does not have any children yet, which is quite unusual for a large family like theirs.

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