‘Doubling Down With the Derricos’: TLC Fans Are Already in Love With This Family of 16

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Derrico family

Forget the Duggars and the Busbys. TLC viewers might have a brand new favourite household. Deon and Karen Derrico are a Las Vegas couple with 14 children, together with a number of units of multiples — all conceived naturally. On August 11, the primary episode of their new actuality present, Doubling Down With the Derricos, aired, and it looks as if they have already got some loyal followers.  

The Derricos have quintuplets, triplets, and two units of twins

The Derrico family
Doubling Down With the Derricos | TLC

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When we meet Deon and Karen within the first episode, they’re the proud mother and father of 11 children, ranging in age from 2 to 14. Plus, Karen is pregnant with triplets, which suggests they’re about to turn out to be a household of 16. (The triplets had been born in 2019.) 

The Derricos all the time knew they wished to have a big household, however they weren’t excepting to have 14. However, each Karen and Deon come from households with a historical past of multiples. Once they began having children, their household simply stored rising, all with out the assistance of fertility remedies. Though having so many kids is usually a bit loopy at instances, the Derricos embrace the chaos.  

‘Doubling Down With the Derricos’ already has some huge followers 

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There isn’t any scarcity of massive households on TLC, however the Derricos appear to have struck a chord with individuals. On an Instagram post selling the brand new present, many individuals commented on how a lot they beloved the household. 

“I think they are a family filled with so much love and happiness and I can’t wait to see more of them,” one individual wrote.

Many individuals commented on how cute and sensible the Derrico children had been and famous the household’s loving, caring vibe, in addition to their persistence in coping with their children. 

“I love their love for another and their faith,” one other individual commented. “God is good. This family has been blessed. Can’t wait till next week.”

Some individuals have questions 

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Not everybody had a 100% constructive response to the Derricos. A number of slammed TLC, which additionally airs exhibits reminiscent of Sweet Home Sextuplets, Counting On, and OutDaughtered, for selling one more extra-large household. 

On Facebook, a handful additionally puzzled why the Derricos stored having children. In the present’s premiere, viewers discovered that Karen had skilled a number of miscarriages and spent a portion of her pregnancies on mattress relaxation. They frightened she was placing her well being in danger by persevering with to have kids. 

Some simply wished to know the way the Derricos may afford to have so many children. 

“Like all the families on reality tv with extremely large families … I always wonder how they afford so many kids? It not just money, but kids require your time and attention,” one Instagram person requested. 

Doubling Down With the Derricos airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on TLC. 

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