Thursday, October 8, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Bates in 2011

In January 2011, Ryan Owens from ABC News interviewed Gil and Kelly Bates and their then-18 children at their home near Knoxville, Tennessee. The family gave Owens a tour of the house and a run-down of their daily routine. 

At that time, the Bates family told ABC that they had no interest in being the stars of a reality TV show. They also shared that they hoped to end up with a total of 10 boys and 10 girls. Now, nearly five years later, Gil and Kelly have 9 sons, 10 daughters, three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. 



6 comments:

  1. The video won't play. It puts a line thru the play button

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    1. Hi there,

      That's very odd. It is working on our end. Here is the direct link to the video: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/bateses-18-children-12690654.

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

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  2. I am curious as to what Kelly's profession was, she said she was very career focused? Do you have any idea?

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  3. I'm also curious about how they made ends meet before landing the TV show. How did they keep up with medical bills for a family of 20? Did they have insurance and, if so, how did they pay for it? Have they received public assistance or community assistance from their church or friends/family?

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  4. i dont think i ever saw that video. thanks for posting.
    i believe kelly jo was studying to be a teacher, her focus was on education. they are very supportive of their kids getting an 'outside' college education, in fact, tori is following in her footsteps.

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