Karen Derrico is a reality personality best known for her role in the reality show Doubling Down With the Derricos. The TLC show follows her day-to-day existence as she manages her sixteen-person family.
She’s a Breastfeeding Advocate. “I found out how so many people in my community don’t do it. And I just want to remove that stigma of sexualizing it and making it where it’s uncomfortable,” Karen Derrico tells PEOPLE. She has suffered four miscarriages.
Doubling Down With The Derricos season 2 premieres on TLC on Tuesday, June 1st at 10 p.m.
15 Darian Dai Derrico (F) – 14 Years Old Derrick Derrico (M) – 11 Years Old Dallas Derrico (M) – 8 Years Old Denver Derrico (M) – 8 Years Old Deniko Derrico (M) – 6 Years Old Dariz Derrico (M) – 6 Years Old Deonee Derrico (F) – 6 Years Old Daician Derrico (F) – 6 Years Old Datien Demi Derrico (F) – 6 Years Old Diez Derrico (M) – 2 Years Old Dior Derrico (M) – 2 Years Old Dawsyn Derrico (F) – 12 Months De’Aren Derrico (F) – 12 Months Dyver Derrico (M) – 12 Months Carter Derrico (M) – (Died)
On May 17, 2021, she launched her YouTube channel “Koffee with Karen.”
Karen Derrico and her husband Deon met in a Detroit nightclub. Karen was a flight attendant at the time, and Detroit was her home base.
Carter Derrico was a member of the “Triplens.” The Triplets are the couple’s two surviving triplets from their first set of triplets. Carter, the newborn, was the only one who did not live.
Carter had just been born when he died; therefore the hospital needed a name for the newborn. They eventually came up with the name Carter.
Deon and his wife didn’t give Carter a D name like the rest of the kids because it would confuse them. Karen stated that she did not want to discuss her children or had to explain where one of them was. People would know right once that Carter was the baby that died.
Deon‘s clincher came when he asked Karen how many children she wanted. Without hesitation, she said, “However many The Lord blesses us with.” And they ended with the 15th member of the family.
Karen and Deon maintain their children’s birth order. They utilize the order of birth to organize their children and keep track of everything. Everyone knows their place, so no one is forgotten or left behind.
While some believe that having many children is boring and irresistible, this couple believes that it is ideal if they do not have to teach their children particular things; instead, they learn from one another.
Karen and Deon also have a 17-year-old adopted son named Derron Derrico. Derron was married and expecting a kid in 2014. He is presently reported to be alienated from his family. He is not referenced or featured in the show (Doubling Down With the Derricos).
Karen and her husband spend about $3,500 a month on groceries for their household. At the time, she only had 11 children to feed. We’re curious as to what it is now.
Deon claims to have an elder son named Juan. He was never mentioned again either. There is no additional information available.
“I did it with all 14 of my children, but I had to do it differently with Dawsyn. Because of what she went through with her open-heart surgery, I had to pump and then give it to her”. Karen explains about her breastfeeding advocate.