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Kendra Renee Duggar (née Caldwell) (born August 11, 1998) is the first child and first daughter of Paul Caldwell and Christina Caldwell.

She is the sister of Lauren Caldwell, Micah Caldwell, Nathan Caldwell, Timothy Caldwell, Olivia Caldwell, Jesiah Caldwell, Isaiah Caldwell, and Moriah Caldwell.

She is the wife of Joseph Duggar and mother of their children, Garrett, Addison, and Brooklyn.

Early life

Kendra as a child

Kendra Renee Caldwell was born on August 11, 1998, to Paul Caldwell and Christina Caldwell. She was the couple's first child and they went on to have eight more children after her.

As a young child, Kendra lived in Woodbridge, Virginia, where her father was a pastor at Heritage Baptist Church. In 2008, her father was sent by Baptist International Missions, Inc. to plant a church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Kendra lived with her family there until she got married.

Kendra was homeschooled alongside her siblings.

Personal life



She met her future husband Joseph Duggar while attending Lighthouse Baptist Church, where her father is the pastor. On March 7, 2017, Joseph Duggar asked Kendra to court him in the lot where his childhood home once was. He presented her with a promise ring, which the other Duggars have never done. They announced their courtship with a TLCGo video released online.



Joseph proposed on May 26, 2017 at his sister Joy-Anna's wedding reception. Joy pretended to toss the bouquet into the crowd of eligible women, but turned and handed it to Kendra instead. Joseph then came up to her and proposed. This proposal is featured in the Counting On episode "Joy's Wedding".

Just married


Kendra married Joseph Garrett Duggar on September 8, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Her sister Lauren was her maid of honor, and she had ten bridesmaids including her mother Christina and future sisters-in-law Jana, Johannah, Jennifer, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna. Her sister Olivia was her flower girl, and her brothers Nathan and Timothy were the ring bearers.

For their honeymoon, the couple visited Athens, Greece.

Baby Garrett

Baby Addison


On December 18, 2017, Kendra and Joseph announced that they are expecting their first child. On June 8, 2018, Kendra gave birth to her first child, a son named Garrett David. He weighed 7 lbs, 8 oz, and was 20 ½ inches long.

Baby Brooklyn

On April 11, 2019, they announced that they are expecting their second child. On June 25, 2019, they revealed that they are having a girl. Their daughter, Addison Renee, was born on November 2, 2019 at 5:33 am. weighing 7 lbs 12.5 oz and measuring 20 ½ inches.

On August 19, 2020, they announced that they are expecting their third child, due in February 2021. On November 30, 2020, they revealed that they are having another girl. Their second daughter, Brooklyn Praise, was born on February 19, 2021, at 7:48 pm., weighing 7 lbs, 3 oz and measuring 20 ¼ inches.

Wedding involvement

Kendra was a bridesmaid at her friend Joy's wedding to Austin Forsyth on May 26, 2017.