Sneak Peek: Duggar’s Struggle to Tell ’19 Kids’ About Miscarriage

by | March 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM | RealityTV, TV News

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar (Photo: TLC)


The Duggar family made national headlines last year when they found out that matriarch Michelle Duggar was pregnant again with her 20th child. The news turned tragic a month later, however, when the parents announced that their newest addition, Jubilee, had been miscarried.

Tuesday night, TLC series “19 Kids & Counting” airs that episode featuring the sad news, as Jim Bob and Michelle come home to make the announcement. The series shows the kids excitedly welcoming them home and trying to guess whether the child will be a boy or a girl, as the parents attempt to round up the clan in order to share the heartbreaking development.

“In my heart I was just trying to hold back the tears because I knew daddy would really want to get everybody together to be able to tell,” said Michelle. “It took a whole to round up all of our children, that always does take some time, so trying to keep my composure long enough to be able to keep everybody together so that we could tell them what had happened was very hard.”

Watch the clip below as Jim Bob and Michelle try to stay strong for a family giddy with anticipation.