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Callie-Anna Rose Bates is the seventeenth of Gil and Kelly Bates' nineteen children.

Early Life

Callie as a baby

Callie-Anna Rose Bates was born on August 2, 2009, to Gil Bates and Kelly Jo Callaham. She was the couple's seventeenth child, and they went on to have two more children after him. The "Anna Rose" part of her name is in honor of a former church member, Rose Ann Brown.

Callie is currently homeschooled. She is being brought up as an active participant of the Institute in Basic Life Principles.

She is said to be a sassy and bossy child who is unafraid to speak her mind. [1]


Television Career

Callie appeared on the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting many times as a child. In 2012, TLC aired one season of the show United Bates of America, which focused on Callie's family. In 2015, UpTV began airing a similar show, Bringing Up Bates, which is currently in its sixth season. Callie is regularly featured in both shows.

Wedding Involvement

Callie has been involved in the following weddings:

  • flower girl: her sister Erin Bates's wedding to Chad Paine (11/3/13)[2]
  • flower girl: her sister Michaela Bates's wedding to Brandon Keilen (8/15/15)[3]
  • flower girl: her sister Tori Bates's wedding to Bobby Smith (12/16/17)
  • flower girl: her sister Carlin Bates's wedding to Evan Stewart (5/25/19) [4]

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