It’s an exciting time for the members of Arkansas’ second most-famous family.
(Sorry, but the bajillionaire Waltons are tough to beat.)
We’re in the midst of a veritable Duggar baby boom with no fewer than 5 Duggar women currently expecting.
That’s a dream come true for Michelle and Jim Bob, who are firm believers that they were put on this planet for the primary purpose of being fruitful and multiplying.
At this rate, in a couple decades’ time, the Duggars will have enough grandchildren and great-grandchildren to tip the scales of an Arkansas gubernatorial election and finally give Jim Bob that political career he’s always wanted.
But as thrilled as JB is to see his many kids having many kids, the process of a global Duggar takeover may not be happening as quickly as he had hoped:
You see, there are five adult Duggar children who are currently unmarried, and that just doesn’t jibe with Jim Bob’s worldview.
The Duggar patriarch is an adherent of the Quiverfull movement, which holds that it’s the duty of each and every Christian to sire as many offspring as humanly possible.
So you can bet four of the five single Duggars over the age of 18 will be married before long.
The third may be a tough nut for Jim Bob to crack.
As you’re probably aware, 29-year-old Jana Duggar is still single, and she seems to have every intention of staying that way.
When her twin brother John David Duggar married Abbie Burnett back in November, Jana became the oldest single Duggar.
You might think that would make her Jim Bob’s top priority, but it seems he’s accepted the fact that Jana is content with her current situation.
That places the focus squarely on 20-year-old twins Jedediah and Jeremiah.
(Jason and James Duggar are 19 and 18, respectively, and while Jim Bob is no doubt eyeing courtship prospects, he tends to prefer that his kids get married in order of age.)
Insiders say the smart money is on Jeremiah, who’s considered to be the "heartthrob" of the family.
Last year, there were rumors that Jeremiah was courting a mystery woman, but nothing ever came of the alleged romance.
Of course, there have been rumors about Jedidiah, too — but the Duggars have been quick to sweep those reports under the rug.
Back in 2017, a source informed The Hollywood Gossip that Jedidiah courted Kendra Caldwell before her relationship with Joseph Duggar, but Jim Bob decided Joe should marry Kendra, as he’s the older brother.
We may never know for certain exactly what happened there, but the fact that the rumor is considered plausible is a testament to the amount of control that Jim Bob exerts over his kids’ love lives.
So expect Jed or Jeremiah to be next to walk down the aisle.
Since they’re the same age, it might be tough for Jim Bob to decide who to marry off first.