Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Chaney Turns 21

Yesterday was Chaney's 21st birthday. Although she has not yet been featured on the show (which returns September 19th, for those who haven't heard), we have posted a few photos of her on our blog. She is Trace's girlfriend. Happy birthday, Chaney!

Trace Bates, Chaney, Kelly Bates
Trace Bates, Chaney, Kelly Bates

 Photo courtesy of thebatesfamily.com

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    1. Uh...Kelly is okay with it!

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    2. Trace’s mom is Kelly not Michelle. Also, not wearing pants isn’t part of their rules. Many of their married daughters wear pants, it’s just a belief they had to adhere to while living with their parents out of respect.

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  2. I thought the Bates didn't do "boyfriends" and "girlfriends".

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    1. They’ve done it for a while. Carlin and Evan called each other BF and gf before their official courtship

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    2. Bates do, Duggars don't.

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    3. They do.. It is an option for the children. It is not mandatory. It gives them a chance to get to know each other before deciding if they want to officially court.

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    4. They may not do casual dating -- where you’d meet and date several different boys or girls while you’re in high school or college -- and refer to them as "boyfriends" or "girlfriends" -- to see which ones you liked the best. But that doesn’t mean they never used the words “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” before Trace and Chaney. After watching the recent series of 1-hour episodes covering a different couple each week -- with clips showing their journeys from meeting through marriage -- I was struck by the number of times Michael and Tori used the word “boyfriend” to describe Brandon and Bobby before their courtships and/or engagements. Other Bates siblings may have used the terms, at home or on the show, but not enough for me to notice.

      Most likely it’s because there was a long period for both couples moving from the “talking” phase to the formal “courtship” phase to engagement. Brandon’s school didn’t permit students to be engaged or married, and Kelly said he wanted to work after he graduated -- to build his savings back up after paying for school, and to buy Michael an engagement ring. Bobby also wanted to graduate, get a job and buy an engagement ring for Tori. She wanted to finish up college, too. The dilemma was how to refer to Brandon and Bobby before Michael and Tori could say they were their fiancΓ©s. I guess the word “boyfriend” seemed most appropriate, so I’m not surprised to see "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" now being used to describe Chaney and Trace’s current relationship, too.

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  3. Happy Birthday Chaney. so happy for you and Trace. can not wait to see and meet you when the show comes on. I want to meet this family so bad one day i will........welcome

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  4. It is wonderful to see one of the bates brother in a relationship. Happy Birthday Chaney.

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  5. Happy Birthday 🎈

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  6. Happy Birthday to Chaney,you are a beautiful girl and I'm sure you love all of the Bates just like all of us do πŸ’œπŸ’™

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  7. Happy Birthday Chaney!! But Trace and Kelly look great!! Kelly's lost weight and Trace is glowing. Courtship + engagement = Bates wedding????

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  8. Just wondering in case I missed it - is this a courtship type relationship or is it things are more serious than friends but not quite ready for a courtship “proposal” yet?

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    1. *Replying to 3:58 PM MO- I was wondering the same thing. I know they don't like boyfriend/girlfriend. It's either a "special" friend or a courtship. It's kind of confusing... Chaney is around a lot these days, she's a lovely young lady. Is it different for the boys? (nothing against the boys) :o)

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  9. Happy birthday Chaney.. love bringing up Bates

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  10. how exciting!! Happy bday! and glad to see the family back on in mid September!!

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  11. does this mean they are courting or still in the 'getting to know' stage? i dont remember ever seeing the word 'girl/boyfriend' used by them before

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    1. some of the kids who are dating someone now aren't going the courtship route and instead just dating.

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  12. I enjoy your show, and also bring me joy and what a strong family the Bates are. Keep up the good work that you all doing. God bless.

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  13. Time 3:22AM Wed 9/11/19
    Before I make a comment today is a sad day 9/11 for the people who lost their lives may their soul rest in peace with God.

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    1. That is so kind and caring of you to remind us of the impact of 9-11. Life isn’t all weddings and babies.
      Happy belated birthday, Neddy!

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  14. Time 3:23AM Wed 9/11/19
    Happy birthday Chaney your 21. My birthday was last Wednesday Iam 31.

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  15. Happy Belated BirthdayπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŒ·

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  16. Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚πŸ¨πŸŽˆ

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  17. Happy Birthday Chaney! So glad to see one of the boys with a lovely young lady. Can't wait to see the new Season.

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHANEY
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  19. Happy Birthday Blessings ChanceyπŸ’•

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  20. 21 Is such a special birthday! Hoping her day was amazing!!!

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  21. Next engagement ?? Trace is looking good!! Chaney is a nice looking young woman. Happy to her.

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  22. Happy Birthday. Can't wait for show to start. Love watching you guys. Would love to meet you all. You just make my day when Im down. God bless you all.

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