Kendra Caldwell and Joseph Duggar speak out following Counting On cancellation

Joe and Kendra in a TLCMe special.
Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell released a statement about Counting On. Pic credit: TLC

It has been a whirlwind week for the Duggar family.

They learned that TLC was canceling Counting On after 11 seasons on the air. The show was born following the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting back in 2015.

Now, the Duggars are once again without a reality TV show.

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo were the first of the couples to speak out about the news following the network’s confirmation the show would not return.

Since then, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar issued a statement, and now, Kendra Caldwell and Joseph Duggar released their own statement on social media.

What did Kendra Caldwell and Joseph Duggar say?

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell were the third couple to address the cancellation of Counting On.

In recent months, they chose to step back from social media and didn’t even acknowledge Josh Duggar’s arrest back in April. The oldest Duggar sibling was arrested on child pornography charges in April.

Aside from Jim Bob and Michelle, only a handful of the sisters talked about it publicly.

Their statement said, in part, “With the recent announcement that this season of life with ‘Counting On’ has come to a close, we want to express our love and gratitude to all of you who have shown us such kindness and support through the years.”

It concluded with, “Thank you for loving and supporting us!”

Statement from Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell.
Pic credit: @littleduggarfamily/Instagram

Without Counting On, what’s next for Joe and Kendra?

It is unclear what lies ahead for Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell. They hinted at new endeavors, but what that means wasn’t made clear.

The couple is busy with three children, three and under. The reality TV couple welcomed their third child earlier this year. Joe and Kendra named her Brooklyn Praise Duggar, and she appeared on the Counting On special that aired for Easter this spring.

With so much happening within the family, it wasn’t shocking that Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell pulled away from social media. Their last post was in June when they celebrated Garrett’s third birthday.

Counting On may be over, but their chance at living a normal and quiet life is gone.

They will be recognized a lot because of the time they spent on the show, and now, they have followers rooting for their happiness and waiting for updates on their growing family.

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Judith R. Short
Judith R. Short
2 years ago

I’m very sad that TLC is cancelling Counting On. The show was a breath of fresh air for me. I loved see the activities of each person on the show. I had no favorites. I loved them all. I watched the re-runs over and over. I don’t think the new charges against Josh should have any bearing on the show being cancelled. I don’t hold the family responsible for Josh’s past actions. I pray for the family every night and thank God for them and their testimony. I will truly miss seeing one of my favorite shows.

2 years ago

I feel the same. Love this family!