The Bates brood! Gil Bates and Kelly Bates have 19 kids and doc their household’s lives on Bringing Up Bates.
The couple tied the knot in December 1987 and welcomed their first baby the following 12 months. By 2012, Kelly had given beginning to 9 boys and 10 ladies, with none multiples in the combine. Many of their youngsters have gotten married over the years, giving the pair 14 grandchildren — and counting.
Kelly wrote through Instagram in June 2020 that her grandkids maintain her “world so brilliant and glad.” She gushed, “Best remedy ever! Never a boring second!”
The UPtv personalities first graced tv screens in a 2012 collection known as United Bates of America. They returned to TV for Bringing Up Bates three years later and had reached their ninth season by March 2020.
Having so many youngsters was largely Kelly’s thought, Gil informed Christian Examiner in April 2016. “My spouse in the future stated, ‘I believe God desires us to belief Him on having kids,'”he informed the outlet at the time. “I stated, ‘Wait a minute. We might have 20 youngsters. You simply cannot do this.’…There are solely two issues which might be going to final ceaselessly – God’s Word and other people. We went down a path, and we did not know anybody else in the world thought this manner, however we had been satisfied it was what we should always do.”
He added, “You could also be requested to belief the Lord in having no kids; you won’t have the option to have kids. It’s not a matter of what number of kids God offers you; it is actually a matter for us of discovering God’s will to your life, and being prepared to belief Him in no matter He’s requested you to do. We did not know it could be 19 youngsters, however I do not suppose we might have seen and skilled a few of the superb blessings we have seen in life had we not chosen to belief God.”
The Bates household have had a detailed bond with Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar over the years, who’ve additionally welcomed 19 youngsters of their very own.
Keep scrolling to see pictures of the actuality stars’kids and grandchildren.