The Duggars loves their social media. When the 19 Kids and Counting family was at the height of their popularity, the Duggars—patriarch Jim-Bob Duggar, matriarch Michelle Duggar and their 19 kids—primarily posted things on the Facebook page. They soon expanded to Instagram—and now many of the older Duggar siblings are quite active on the social media platform.
Rumor has it that the Arkansas family keeps to a strict rule about social media: No one is allowed to have an Instagram account until they are engaged. This, however, was recently debunked by Jessa Duggar. When Jessa posted a series of photos on Instagram, including one of her single oldest sister, Jana Duggar, a fan commented on wanting to follow Jana on Instagram. Another replied that it wasn’t allowed if they weren’t engaged, to which Jessa, who often responds to her fans’ comments, wrote, “It’s not a rule, it’s just coincidence,” along with a crying-laughing smiley face.
Sure enough, Jana now has her own Instagram (and isn’t close to being engaged). Her twin brother, John-David Duggar, who wed Abbie Grace Burnett in 2018, also recently joined the Duggar married club on IG. “Just coincidence,” of course.
Daughters Jill Duggar and Jessa, along with their respective husbands, Derick Dillard and Ben Seewald, all post regularly on Instagram, while newly married Duggar siblings, Jinger Duggar, Joy-Anna Dugger and Josiah Duggar are all building up their Instagram followers.
And even though his wife, Anna Duggar, still posts often on Instagram, the eldest Duggar son, Josh Duggar, has taken a step back from social media since being accused of molesting five girls, including four of his sisters, when he was a teenager. He has apologized for “acting inexcusably.”
This scandal caused TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting in 2015, but they quickly spun-off the older girls, Jessa and Jill, in Counting On and now have included several other Duggar members. The reality show focuses on the older Duggar kids as they start their families and navigate their lives.
Here’s a guide to all that Duggar family Instagram goodness you just have to follow!