Brandon Kelian, Michaela Bates, Gil Bates, Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From The Bates Family Facebook
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‘Bringing Up Bates’ Fans Share Their Favorite Family Members

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Bringing Up Bates stars Gil and Kelly Jo Bates have shared their lives with their 19 children for 10 seasons. Many quickly fell in love with their positive lifestyle, similar to that of their family friend, the Duggars. The Bates remained in touch with the fans after the cancellation of their show in 2021, and many are thankful that they’re still sharing their lives today. Some Redditors even ranked some of their favorite family members. Keep reading to see the discussion.

Bringing Up Bates: How Are The Bates Family Today?

The Bates family continues to grow behind cameras. In May, Gil and Kelly Jo Bates welcomed their 29th grandson, Weston Slade Smith. The Bringing Up Bates stars are also expecting to welcome three more grandsons this year from Tiffany, Esther, and Katie. Aside from the new babies, the Bates family continues to do their annual activities even after the show. In February, Gil and Kelly Jo gathered their children at the big house to celebrate “I Love You Day,” in which multiple pregnancies were announced.

Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram
Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram

Fans Share Their Favorite Family Members

Some Bringing Up Bates fans on Reddit shared some of their favorite family members amid their growing popularity. According to some, Ellie wins their hearts due to her sassy personality. Several comments also mentioned that Mama Jane and Papa Bill will always be their favorites. Others also mentioned that Josie has helped them a lot, especially with her constant makeup and hair tutorials online. Here are some of the comments from the Reddit users.

Kelly Jo Bates & Gil Bates With Their Kids From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram
Kelly Jo Bates & Gil Bates With Their Kids From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram
  • “Ellie. she takes no prisoners. hopefully she gets out of the cult. boy? Maui.”
  • “Mama Jane.”
  • “Don’t have a favorite but least favorite would have to be Josie. Don’t hate her, I just can recognize mean girl vibes when I see it. She also seems incredibly vain and stuck up.”
  • “My fav is Mama Jane. But since you asked about the siblings: Fav male is Zach. He appears to support his wife. Has worked a main stream job-where supposedly he’d interact w non IBLP and admitted to kissing Whit prior to marriage. He was this first to partially move against his parents-remember the Pooh nursery. He also seems to support his siblings.”
  • “Maui. And Mama Jane.”
  • “Favorite girls are Erin and Tori. Not their forced bff relationship thing but individually, I like them My least favorite girl Josie.”
  • “Admittedly used some of Josie’s makeup tips and in my opinion I’ve never looked better.”

Bringing Up Bates: Michaela Bates & Brandon Keilen Continue To Receive Support

Michaela and Brandon have also been getting a lot of sympathy due to their infertility struggles. The Bringing Up Bates stars have been struggling to have a child. They also learned that IVF and surrogacy are not options for them due to Michaela’s health condition. Because of this, they began looking into adoption. The married couple previously revealed that they failed their first adoption attempt, but they’re planning to try again, although they’re going to keep everything private. Brandon and Michaela Bates Keilen also received heartwarming comments in their vlog about their infertility journey.

Brandon Kelian & Michaela Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @brandon_michael_jn15 Instagram
Brandon Kelian & Michaela Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @brandon_michael_jn15 Instagram
  • “Adoption is a wonderful plan to make a family. We adopted our first son then I got pregnant at 41. That’s what God’s plan was.”
  • “Over and over again, I’ve seen God step in where science stops. You both are in a place of total surrender and that is the territory where God does his best work. May that angel baby remind you that God is writing your testimony. You all are so deeply cared for.”
  • “I am in tears for you. Michaela if anyone in this earth is near our Lord and Savior, is you!!! Your soul is pure and your faith is enviable God Bless you!”

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