As of late, the Duggar family just can’t seem to catch a break. Earlier this year, they were on top of the world. They had their hit reality TV series, which raked in an average of 2.3 million viewers per episode in season 10, and landed Neilson’s list of 25 of cable’s top programs. Unfortunately for them, they had some pretty big skeletons in their closet. Now, we’re all seeing the Duggar family in a new, less attractive light. For those of you who love a good scandal or if you thought the Duggars were the ideal family, here are 10 shocking things that you need to know.
10. The Duggar Family Doesn’t Believe in Birth Control
Early on in their marriage, the Duggars used birth control pills; however, that all changed when they had a miscarriage after their first son, Josh, was born. They believe that Michelle miscarried because she had been using contraceptives, so they decided to stop using birth control pills and let God decide how many kids they would have.
In an interview with E! Online back in 2011, Josh said that the number of kids he and Anna have isn’t up to them. “I don’t think you can say we’re going to set out and say we’re going to have five kids or four or three. We have no control over that. God has the control,” he said.© TLC/Discovery Communications / Courtesy: Everett Collection