A lot of people have wondered if the Bates and the Duggars are all still friends after the scandals that have gone down over the years with the Duggar family. Some of the Bates actually distanced themselves from Derick Dillard, but it appears that Lawson Bates is still friends with Josh and Anna Duggar.
Lawson comes for a visit
Lawson Bates actually went to his Twitter to share that he recently went and had a visit with the family. He is seen holding Josh and Anna’s youngest son Mason. They are both all smiles in the pictures together.
In Touch Weekly shared that Anna even responded to his tweet saying, “Great to have you in town! Mason enjoyed getting to hang out with you :).” Fans were sure that it was Mason in the picture that this proved it to them.
Tension between the families
Everyone knows that the Duggars and Bates have been friends for years. When Derick Dillard started his rants on Twitter, TLC even decided to kick him off the show Counting On. This made the fans wonder if the Bates were going to distance themselves from the family. The Bates have been able to avoid being the talk of any scandals.
Not long after this happened, the Bates family all slowly unfollowed Derick Dillard on his account. This made people think there was some tension between the families, but instead, maybe they just didn’t want to be associated with Derick. Lawson Bates proved today that Josh Duggar’s scandal wasn’t enough to make him stop being friends with the family. The Bates are always seen at the Duggar weddings and at least one of them is usually in the wedding party.
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