Kelly Jo Bates Shows Favorite Daughter-In-Law?

Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From The Bates Family Facebook

Bringing Up Bates star Kelly Jo Bates is back on social media after a long break. The 57-year-old mom previously shared her 10-day mission trip with some of her kids. Her sudden absence also resulted in multiple speculations, including the possible birth of a new grandchild. Recently, Kelly Jo caught the attention of many after seemingly showing her favorite daughter-in-law. Keep reading to see her shocking post.

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Kelly Jo recently took to Instagram to share clips from her recent trip to Costa Rica with Gil and some of their kids. According to the Bringing Up Bates star, they were able to make so many memories with the people they met on the mission trip. She also said that it was a bittersweet goodbye and even asked for prayers for the families they’d left.

Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram
Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram

Since her online return, Kelly has celebrated multiple occasions with her family. Some of them are birthday celebrations and even the relocation of Travis and Katie to Tennessee. But the mother of 19 surprised some Redditors after seemingly showing signs of favoritism to one of her in-laws.

Kelly Jo Shares Favorite Daughter-In-Law?

Some Reddit users react to Kelly Jo’s latest IG post. It was a lengthy message for her daughter-in-law, Lydia Bates. According to the Bringing Up Bates star, she can’t say enough about how thankful she is for her daughter-in-law.



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Kelly Jo Bates also said that Lydia is the perfect mom for her grandson, Ryker. “You’re so mature, kind, fun, thoughtful, adventurous, happy, encouraging, & easy going! Not to mention you’re very talented, & I’m always grateful to have your photography skills handy to call on!” she added. Kelly Jo ended her message by saying that Lydia is the “perfect daughter-in-law” and a great friend whom she admires immensely.

  • “Guess we know who the favorite daughter in law is.”
  • Lydia and Carlin are born literally 1 day apart and I see a lot of similarities in their personalities, so I wonder if this is why KJ has bonded with her more, as Carlin is definitely one of her favourite children for sure.”
  • I’ve been noticing the extra praise for Lydia and just assumed it’s a PR move due to the immigration issues.”
  • I was honestly shocked by how blatant the favoritism is on this one.”
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