Earlier today, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar issued an official statement following the cancellation of Counting on After no less than 11 seasons on the air! Look what the two of them had to say!
The couple addressed the cancellation less than a week after the show was confirmed to have ended, speaking on behalf of the entire family!
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The statement reads: “ It’s hard to believe it’s been over 17 years since a production company contacted us to make an hour-long documentary on the logistics of raising fourteen children. Our family has grown (and grown!) In front of our eyes, as well as on national television, and the journey has been miraculous – following God is such an exciting adventure! Since we started filming so long ago, we have had the incredible honor of sharing our lives, faith and history with you, including some of the most difficult and painful times our family has ever faced. ”
The Duggars did not go into detail about their difficult moments on the air, although it could be a reference to Josh Duggar’s arrest on charges of possession of child pornography.
Despite the show’s cancellation, the Duggars seem optimistic and look forward to this new chapter in their lives.
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They went on to say that ‘We are filled with gratitude for all the love that has been shown to us and all the prayers of many who have sustained us now and throughout the years. We look forward to all the new adventures and endeavors that may come our way, and with so many wonderful grown children and grandchildren, we know our love will only continue to multiply! ‘
The family concluded the statement by thanking everyone involved in making the reality show.
This comes after the network announced via E! News that: ‘TLC will not produce additional seasons of Counting On. TLC believes it is important to give the Duggars the opportunity to address their situation in private. ‘