'19 Kids and Counting': How the Duggar Family Reacted to Jill Dillard's Pregnancy

"We were in shock," he said.

ByABC News
August 20, 2014, 10:30 AM

— -- Today more big news was announced for the Duggars, stars of the hit show "19 Kids and Counting."

Newly-married Jill and Derick Dillard revealed that they are pregnant and expecting their first child, just two months after tying the knot in June.

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Jill and Derick spoke to People magazine and said they couldn't be more excited to start their family.

"Both of us want as many kids as God will give us," Jill said.

Meanwhile the family, including patriarch Jim Bob Duggar couldn't be happier for his daughter.

"About 30 days after Jill and Derick got married they gathered everyone in the living room and shared the news," Jim Bob told the magazine.

He said everyone's reaction was a joyous one.

"Everyone was clapping and cheering, and we were in shock, too," he said.