Joe Duggar married Kendra Caldwell in 2017, and they’ve been happy together ever since. Kendra is a few years younger than Joe, but they’re a lovely family of four. Joe Duggar turned 25 on January 21 and Kendra’s parents published a photo of the four of them to wish him a happy birthday. But it didn’t take long before fans noticed something super weird about Kendra’s mother.
‘Counting On’: The Duggars tend to marry very young
Counting On showcases the Duggar family, a very large, religious family based in Arkansas. For the Duggars, getting married young is an essential part of the way of life, and having as many children as possible is God’s will. Joe Duggar and Kendra met in church, and she was just a teenager when they got married; Joe Duggar is almost four years older than his wife.
Other Duggars also married very young – Joy Duggar married Austin Forsyth at 18, and the others all married at 20.
‘Counting On’: Kendra Duggar’s mother had her when she was 19
Kendra’s parents were very young when they started having children. Kendra, who is the oldest in her family, was born when her mother was 19 – the same age when Kendra welcomed her first child. It is not uncommon for religious families to have children at a young age because they believe that it is God’s will to have children to spread the religious word. Kendra’s father is a pastor, and Kendra grew up in a family very similar to Joe Duggar.
‘Counting On’: Fans realized that Kendra’s mom is very close in age to Joe – and Jeremy Vuolo
Kendra’s mother was 19 when she welcomed Kendra, but Joe Duggar is several years older than Kendra – and fans have realized that Joe Duggar and Kendra’s mother are actually quite close in age. “So Kendra’s mother is only 14 years older than Joe,” someone wrote in a Reddit thread. Today, Mrs. Caldwell is 39 and Joe just celebrated his 25th birthday.
Oddly enough, Kendra’s mom is even closer in age to the other Duggar spouses. Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo in 2016 – Jinger and Joe are only a year apart, but Jeremy is 32. This means that Jinger’s husband is only a little over six years younger than Kendra’s mother. It’s bizarre to think about, considering the small age difference between Joe Duggar and Jinger.
Kendra Duggar’s future will likely play out the same way
The small age gap between Mrs. Caldwell, Jeremy and Joe can be easily explained: Joe Duggar married someone four years younger than him, while Jinger married someone six years older than her. As bizarre as it seems that Jeremy and Mrs. Caldwell are both in their 30s, Kendra’s future will probably unfold in the same way. Kendra was just a teenager when she started having kids, and she and Joe Duggar have already taken the baby in. 2. The two are on the verge of having more children than Joe’s parents, which means Kendra may be close in age to a future in terms of laws as well.