Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Are the Duggars and Bates Still Friends?

Joy-Anna Duggar and Carlin Bates
Big Sandy Family Camp, 2014

Several of you have asked if the Duggars and Bates are still close friends, even though they don't appear on each other's reality TV shows. We posted a response, with pictures, to our Bates blog, and we invite you to click here to be redirected to that post. While you're at it, feel free to browse that blog, as well as our Facebook page.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

16 comments:

  1. We haven't heard much about Kendra and Joesph. Is there any news? Would love an update :) Thanks for reading :)

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  2. Course the Bates & The Duggars are still friends just because they have different TV shows on different networks does not mean they can hang out with each other. The Bates did go to Joyanna Forstyh wedding but they did not appear on TV. Maybe the same for the Duggars for the Bates show. Both good families. Love each other & Support each other.

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  3. Just think for a few minutes everybody , we don't know every single waking minute of all the Duggers lives ...they could talk to the Bates every day , and go see them every week and we wouldn't have to know about it !
    Oh and by the way love the Bates too...

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  4. Yes, by all indications I would say these two families are still very close friends. I think it is difficult for some readers of this blog to understand what we see of their lives is seconds of a day. There is so much more to their existence than the glimpses we see.

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    1. Anon @ 7:23. I agree with you statement that 'there is so much more to their existance than the glimpses we see', however I wish that some of the more zealous fans would also remember that when they are attacking someone for asking a question or disagreeing with something someone says that they don't like. None of us knows everything that happens in anyones life and what goes on behind closed doors including fans!

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  5. You often see a few of the kids at each others weddings but not the entire clans. It has also been quite a while since we have seen the parents at each others childrens weddings. It will be interesting to see in years to come if any of the younger children develop close friendships with each other,as there doesn't seem to be the same get togethers as before.

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    1. It seems that when Josh's behavior was publicized; the Bateses distanced themselves from the Duggars.

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    2. 6:44-And you know this how?

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    3. That's what I was thinking! I think many Christians took a step back from the duggers

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  6. I read either on a blog or here that the two channels have to edit around the family as best they can because of contract issues.

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  7. You only love them because of her past and having to wear skirts. If it was anyone else who normally wore jeans you wouldn't bat an eye.

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    1. 7:45- And you know this because? Please enlighten us with your knowledge.

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    2. Sorry to burst your bubble 7:45 but there are those of us who love them just like anon at 10: below says. It's because of the godly values they have shown regardless of what they wear.

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  8. Can we get a new pregnancy picture of Joy?

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  9. 12:37----- we may not see pictures of the parents or all
    family members,it doesn't mean they weren't there

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  10. Actually 7: I love them because of their godly values whether they wear jeans, sweats or skirts!

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