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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, with whom she has 9 children and 3 grandchildren.


On January 17, 1998, Christina married Gene Paul Caldwell in Prince William County, Virginia.


The couple has 9 children.

Their first child, daughter Kendra Renee, was born on August 11, 1998. She is married to Joseph Duggar. Together, they have 3 children. Their first child, son Garrett David, was born on June 8, 2018. Their second child, daughter Addison Renee, was born on November 2, 2019. Their third child, daughter Brooklyn Praise, 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, son 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 late June or early July 2010.

Their seventh child, son Jesiah Mathew, 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.


In 1998, when Christina was 36 weeks pregnant with Kendra, she was in a car accident. This triggered her into preterm labor. The doctors were able to stop the contractions and Kendra was born at 39 weeks. This has caused Christina to have contractions throughout her pregnancies with every pregnancy since then.



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

Wedding involvement

Christina was a bridesmaid at her daughter Kendra's wedding to Joseph Duggar on September 8, 2017.