Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of '19 Kids & Counting' trying for 20th child

Michelle Duggar, left, surrounded by her children and Michelle Duggar, left, surrounded by her children and husband Jim Bob, second from left, after the birth of her 17th child in Rogers, Ark. Photo Credit: AP, 2007

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Matriarch Michelle Duggar, 47, of the TLC reality show "19 Kids & Counting," says she and her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, 48, are attempting to have a 20th child.

"We're trying at this point and we shall see if that is a possibility," she told Us Weekly. "If not, we are so thankful and grateful for the ones that God has given us so far."

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Last month, People magazine reported that third daughter Jessa Duggar, 20, has entered into a courtship with 18-year-old Ben Seewald. The relationship will be featured on this season of the Arkansas family's television show.

Jim Bob Duggar explained the courtship involves group and family settings, while dating involves "pair[ing] off alone."

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