Zach Bates Is Engaged!

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Man, has it been a busy fall for relationships with kids from huge reality TV families! Jessa Duggar is the first Duggar daughter to enter courtship, which means she should be getting engaged fairly soon unless something major happens, and Erin Bates and Chad Paine are getting hitched in November. But Erin isn't the only Bates kid settling down - her brother Zach Bates just proposed to his girlfriend Whitney.As is typical with the Bates clan, mom Kelly Bates announced the big news on the … [Read more...]

Erin Bates Is Getting Married

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Erin Bates, one of the kids from Duggar family spinoff show United Bates of America, is engaged. Her mom, Kelly Bates, announced the news on the family's blog earlier this week. After going through their religious group's practice of courtship, Erin and Chad Paine officially got engaged. The two of them clearly have a lot in common - Chad is one of 12 kids, while Erin is one of 19.Erin is attending a Christian college and is a semester away from her degree in music. (For a side dose of … [Read more...]

The Bates Family Is Starting Their Own Church

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The Bates family, who started off as sidekicks to the Duggars on 19 Kids and Counting and then got a spinoff called United Bates of America, are copying the Duggars in another way: opening their own church. The Duggars have church services held at their home, which probably helps them get some kind of tax exemption. Bates family patriarch Gil Bates, however, will be a) preaching to people other than his own family members and b) holding services somewhere besides his own house. Wife Kelly Bates … [Read more...]


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