Joseph Duggar

Birth name:

Joseph Garrett Duggar




January 20, 1995 (1995-01-20) (age 25)


Kendra Duggar
(September 8, 2017 - present)


Garrett (son)
Addison (daughter)


Jim Bob Duggar (father)
Michelle Duggar (mother)


Joshua, John-David, Josiah, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin & Jackson (brothers)
Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joy-Anna, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace & Josie (sisters)

Other family:

Duggar Family
Caldwell Family (in-laws)

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Joseph Garrett Duggar (born January 20, 1995) is the seventh child and third son of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar.

He is the brother of Joshua Duggar, Jana Duggar, John-David Duggar, Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, Josiah Duggar, Joy-Anna Forsyth, Jedidiah Duggar, Jeremiah Duggar, Jason Duggar, James Duggar, Justin Duggar, Jackson Duggar, Johannah Duggar, Jennifer Duggar, Jordyn-Grace Duggar and Josie Duggar.

He is the husband of Kendra Duggar and the father of their children, Garrett and Addison.

Early lifeEdit


Joseph as a baby

Joseph Garrett "Joe" Duggar was born on January 20, 1995, to Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar via a homebirth. He was the couple's seventh child, and they went on to have twelve more children after him.

Joseph was homeschooled growing up. As he grew older, he was given the responsibility of helping his younger siblings with their schoolwork in addition to doing his own. Joseph took the test for his GED at sixteen years old.

Like most children, Joseph was assigned chores growing up, which the family called "jurisdictions". In 2004, one of Joseph's jurisdictions was fetching the laundry. In 2011, Joseph's jurisdictions were outdoor work and the fireplace. It is likely that Joseph was freed all jurisdiction duties when he began his courtship, as his sisters had previously been when beginning their courtships.

By 2001, Joseph's parents had implemented a buddy system, where each older child was paired with a younger child to take care of. Typical tasks for an older buddy included dressing, bathing, and feeding their younger buddies. By 2009, the family had switched from individual buddies to buddy teams, with each team being led by one of the oldest four daughters. At this time Joseph was relieved of his duties as an older buddy.

Joseph began taking piano lessons from Ruth Anita Anderson, who he and his siblings referred to as "Nana", as a young child. He also took violin lessons.

In 2006, as featured on one of the TV specials, Joseph and his family moved into a new home in Springdale, Arkansas. The family made a point of doing much of the work on the house themselves, seeing it as a learning opportunity for their children. In this house, Joseph was given a dormitory-style room with his brothers.

In late 2009, after his sister Josie was born premature, Joseph moved with his family into the Cornish House in Little Rock, Arkansas, to be closer to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Joseph and a couple of his brothers moved back home before the rest of the family to get the house ready for their return.

In 2010, Joseph was an extra on the film Courageous, but he did not make it into the film's final cut.

Thanks to the reality show, Joseph has been able to take a number of vacations as a teenager and young adult. Notable vacation locations include Disneyland, New York City, Niagara Falls, Scotland, Ireland, London, Israel, China, and Japan.

Personal lifeEdit




Joseph met his future wife Kendra Caldwell while attending Lighthouse Baptist Church, where Kendra's father is the pastor. They announced their courtship on March 8, 2017 in a TLCgo video.




On May 26, 2017, Joe proposed to Kendra at his sister Joy-Anna's wedding reception. When Joy went to throw the bouquet to the group of eligible women, she simply turned and handed the bouquet to Kendra. She thought it was merely a sweet gesture until Joe appeared and proposed.


Just married


Joseph married Kendra Caldwell on September 8, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. His best man was his brother Josiah, and his groomsmen were his brothers John-David, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, and Joshua, as well as his friends Trace Bates and Peter Query. His sisters Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joy-Anna, Johannah, and Jennifer were among the bridesmaids. "It is an amazing feeling to be husband and wife," Joseph said of his wedding. "It's something that I've always dreamed of to have a wife and to raise a family in a way that honors the Lord. We are very excited to see what God has in the future for us.".

For their honeymoon, the couple visited Athens, Greece.


Baby Garrett


Baby Addison


On December 18, 2017, Joseph and Kendra announced that they're expecting their first child. On June 8, 2018, Joseph and Kendra welcomed their first child, Garrett David, into the world. He weighed 7 lb, 8 oz, and was 20 ½ inches long.

On April 11, 2019, they announced that they are expecting their second child. On June 25, 2019, they revealed that they are expecting a girl. Their daughter, Addison Renee was born on November 2, 2019 at 5:33 am. weighing 7lbs 12.5 oz and measuring 20.5 inches


Joseph earned his commercial driver's license and his realtor's license in 2016. He currently works for his father doing handyman work on the family's commercial properties.


Joseph attended a year-long Biblical degree program at Crown College in 2015.

Wedding involvementEdit

Joseph was a groomsman at his brother Josh's wedding to Anna Keller on September 26, 2008.

He was a groomsman at his sister Jessa's wedding to Ben Seewald on November 1, 2014.

He was a groomsman at his friend Bobby's wedding to Meagan Forsyth on November 14, 2015.

He was the best man at his brother Josiah's wedding to Lauren Swanson on June 30, 2018.

He was the best man at his brother John's wedding to Abbie Burnett on November 3, 2018.

8 things to know about JosephEdit

What's your favorite Bible verse?
Galatians 6:9

Who's your favorite Bible character?

What's your favorite song?
"And Can It Be?"

What's your occupation?
Real Estate Maintenance

What's your favorite food?
Italian & Mexican

What's your favorite past-time?
Working out & Playing Sports

What's your favorite family trip?
Colorado Ski Trip

What are your future plans?
Construction, work with youth


  • Joseph as a baby.
  • Courtship announcement
  • Engagement announcement
  • The Duggar Family
  • Kendra's dress and bouquet.
  • Wedding flowers.
  • Bridesmaids dresses.
  • The rings.
  • Kendra's mom helps her get ready.
  • Kendra's hair and make-up.
  • Kendra's wedding jewelry.
  • Just before the first look.
  • The first look.
  • Kendra.
  • Kendra - The Bride.
  • Joe - The Groom.
  • Kendra and Joe with their parents.
  • Joe with his best man, Josiah.
  • Kendra with her sister, and maid of honor, Lauren.
  • Kendra and her parents.
  • Kendra gets a kiss from her parents.
  • Joe and his parents.
  • Kendra and bridesmaid Jinger.
  • The wedding party takes a silly photo.
  • Kendra walks down the aisle with her father.
  • Time to get married.
  • Kendra's father officiates the wedding.
  • Lighting the unity candle.
  • A surprise from Josiah.
  • The first kiss.
  • Just married.
  • Entering the reception.
  • The wedding cake.
  • Cutting the cake.
  • Tasting the cake.
  • Leaving in style.
  • Kendra and Joe leave the reception.
  • Pregnancy announcement.
  • The Duggar family in 2017.
  • Gender reveal.
  • Welcome baby Garrett.
  • Joseph in 2018.
  • Pregnancy announcement #2.
  • Gender reveal #2.
  • Joseph in August 2019.
  • Welcome baby Addison.
  • Joseph in December 2019.
  • Joseph in March 2020.
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