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20 Secrets The Duggar Family Doesn't Want You To Know

Josh Duggar, a son of the famous Duggar family identified as "Independent Baptists" in TLC's reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting," was revealed a paying member of the infidelity website Ashley Madison. This scandal tarnished the well-known wholesome Duggar family, and also brought up the question: who exactly are the Duggars? Here we've compiled 20 surprising facts about the Duggars.

1. All of the Duggars have names beginning with a "J."

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2. Jim Bob and Michelle actually used birth control when they first married, despite pumping out 19 kids.

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3. None of the Duggar children are born in February or June.

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4. December is the busiest month for birthdays in the Duggar household, with five celebrating their birth.

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5. The Duggars reportedly always dress very modestly when they go swimming.

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6. The Duggar kids charge $5 to chaperone each other's dates.

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7. Michelle was once a cheerleader in high school. She caught Jim Bob's attention because she was also a Christian.

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8. The Duggar girls evidently only wear skirts and dresses, NO pants!

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9. Jessa and Ben reportedly never held hands before their engagement. Their first kiss never came until after their marriage ceremony, and it was conducted in private.

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10. The Duggars monthly food budget lingers around $3,000. They consume 7 gallons of milk and four dozen eggs.

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11. The Duggar parents became grandparents as three of the Duggar children now have their own children.

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12. Jim and Michelle are supposedly always included on group texts when one of the kids is dating someone.

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13. All the Duggar Girls wear long hair because they believe a woman's hair is her glory. 

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14. All the Duggar children are home-schooled.

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15. Jessa went with ice cream sundaes instead of the traditional cake at her wedding.

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16. All the Duggar children are reportedly healthy with no birth defects.

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17. The Duggars identify as "Independent Baptists," meaning they refuse to join any hierarchical structure or conventional affiliation.

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18. All the Duggar kids have practiced a musical instrument of some kind.

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19. The family does some 40 loads of laundry per week using four washer/dryer sets.

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20. Jim Bob and Michelle held a small wedding in a gymnasium hallway with only cake, nuts and punch at the reception.

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