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Christina Marie Caldwell (née Hamrick) (born July 3, 1979) is the matriarch of the Caldwell family.

She is the wife of Paul Caldwell and the mother of their nine children, Kendra, Lauren, Micah, Nathan, Timothy, Olivia, Jesiah, Isaiah, and Moriah.

Early life

Christina Marie Hamrick was born on July 3, 1979, to Christopher and Cynthia (Sellers) Hamrick. She was the couple's only child.

In July 1980, her father, Christopher, was murdered when he was 22 years old. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Nothing else is known of her childhood.

Personal life


Christina married Gene Paul Caldwell on January 17, 1998.


The couple has nine children.

Their first child, daughter Kendra Renee, was born on August 11, 1998. She is married to Joseph Duggar. They have three children, Garrett David, who was born on June 8, 2018, Addison Renee, who was born on November 2, 2019, and Brooklyn Praise, who was born on February 19, 2021.

Their second child, daughter Lauren Hope, was born on May 22, 2000.

Their third child, son Micah Joel, was born on March 25, 2004.

Their fourth child, Nathan Paul, was born on March 5, 2007.

Their fifth child, son Timothy, was born on April 27, 2009.

Their sixth child, daughter Olivia Grace, was born in either 2010 or 2011.

Their seventh child, son Jesiah Matthew, was born on January 27, 2015.

Their eighth child, son Isaiah Gabriel, was born on November 19, 2018.

Their ninth child, daughter Moriah Faith, was born on May 17, 2021.


Christina is a "stay-at-home" mother.


Christina is frequently featured on the TLC show Counting On as the mother-in-law of Joseph Duggar.