Kelly Jo Bates Meets Her Newest Grandchild: See Photos

Bates family Instagram (Kelly Jo Bates)

Kelly Jo Bates had a special opportunity to meet the newest member of the family. So, she took to social media to document this moment and share it with Bringing Up Bates fans. Fans are glad to see a happy update from the family after hearing the news that UPtv pulled the plug on their show. Bringing Up Bates Season 11 was slated to premiere on February 10, but on Tuesday, January 18, the network revealed it won’t be airing.

So, fans can definitely use some cheering up. Fortunately, Kelly Jo Bates had good news to share.

If you’re a Bates fan, you know that their family is always growing. As we reported, Gil and Kelly Jo Bates have 19 grandkids including the newest addition, who arrived this week. So, they now have the same number of kids and grandkids.

One more grandchild will be joining the family in April, though. Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart’s baby boy will make his debut in just a few months.

Kelly Bates, UPtv (Bringing Up Bates Kelly Jo)

On January 18, Chad Paine and Erin Bates welcomed their fifth child to the world. They named her Finley Marie. Shortly after they shared the news with Bates fans, Kelly Jo had a chance to meet her.

Kelly Jo Bates introduces her newest grandchild to the world.

In a new Instagram post, Kelly shared an adorable photo of herself with her newest grandchild. She also shared a couple of photos of the baby girl laying down.

In the caption of her post, the proud grandma writes, “Our little miracle baby was born early this morning weighing 5 lbs 4oz!!! Welcome little Finley Marie Paine! Every little centimeter of your tiny frame is perfect in every way and my heart is bubbling over!!! I can’t wait to spend more time with you! I’ve already seen enough to know that you’re an absolute angel! And can a baby get any cuter?! I’m thanking God right now for sharing you with our family🎀🎀🎀🎀💖💖💖💖💖💖”

Of course, fans are gushing over the new update from Kelly. They think the baby girl is precious, and they’re glad to see the grandma and granddaughter soaking up some special time together.

Kelly Jo Bates Instagram
Kelly Jo Bates Instagram

So, what do you think of the new pictures of Kelly Jo Bates with Finley Marie Paine? Are you looking forward to seeing Finley meet the rest of the family? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. For more news about Gil and Kelly Jo Bates, come back to TV Shows Ace. 

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  1. Are you people crazy? Why would you cancel one of the best (correction: THE Best) Christian shows on television? If what you say about ‘Bringing up Bates’ as being (I quote) “A Rating Winner” , why would you want to lose it?
    I sincerely hope that you reconsider this! If not, I hope some other station will ‘pick it up’ !
    Thank you for any consideration you can give to my request!
    Sincerely, Shirley Kilmer

  2. It saddens me that yet another Christian, family show has been canceled. I looked forward to the Bates men marrying, grandbabies being born, etc.. I can only pray that another network will pick up the show.

  3. I really love the Bates family they are the best thing on tv. I think you are making a big mistake by taking them off the air. I enjoy watching the family grow with all the new babies and new engagements. So either they come back or I don’t need to watch your channel anymore. Thank you

  4. I would like an explanation as to why you would cancel a profitable show that encourages and even teaches by example people how to be better Christians, better humans. Can you help me understand? Thank you.

  5. I agree. Why cancel a great show that has so many fans.
    At least show the new filmed season before canceling it.
    I too hope another network picks it up. So refreshing to watch them.
    So much better than the Duggar family and their drama.
    Hope you will reconsider showing the new

  6. Why cancel the show? Because of their involvement with the Duggars?? Its not fair to punish the Bates family for what Josh did .

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