Karen Carter-Derrico, All Things About Karen

Karen Carter-Derrico was born on February 26th, 1980. She was born in Kingstree, South Carolina. Derrico gave birth to 14 children and she is a full-time stay-at-home mother.

Reason Behind Her Fame

She is famous for appearing in TCL’s reality show called Doubling with the Derricos. Derrico claims to have breastfed all of her 14 children and is a strong advocate for breastfeeding.

Along with this, she spread awareness regarding mental illness and women’s empowerment through her blog.

Age & Height

As of 2022, Karen Derricos’ age is 42 years. Her height is measured at 5ft 6 inches.

Marital Life

Karen Derrico met her husband Deon Derrico, a real estate investor, in 2002. The couple has been married for 15 years. The couple has 14 children together aged 1-14 years and Karen has conceived all of her children naturally. The couple has quintuplets, triplets, twins, and a set of singletons.

Both of the parents come from families having twins and that is the reason that they were able to conceive multiple babies at the same time.

Back in 2013, the couple became the talk of the town when they welcomed five babies to their family. The couple had a 7-year-old daughter, a 3-year-old son, and 1-year-old twins before they welcomed quintuplets to their family.


Below is the list of 14 children of the couple (listed from oldest to the youngest):

  • Darian Derrico

Born in 2006, she is the firstborn of the couple.

  • Derrick Derrico

He was born in 2011. The last one was born as a single in the Derrico family.

  • Denver and Dallas Derrico

The Derrico twins were born in 2012.

  • Deniko, Deonee, Daiten, Diaz and Daician

The first quintuplets were born in 2013. Out of these 5, two are males and three are females.

  • Diez, Dior, and Carter (deceased)

Carter Derrico, unfortunately, could not survive and died right after birth.

  • Dawsyn, De’Aren, Dyver

Another set of triplets was born in July of 2019. Out of these three children, 1 is male and the other two are females.

Appearance on Reality Show

‘Doubling Down with The Derricos’ is a reality show revolving around the Derricos couple. The show airs on TLC and shows the family’s everyday life. The show also focuses on Karen’s role in raising 14 children.

Raising 14 children is not easy, especially in this economy. Karen claims that her monthly grocery bill is somewhere near $3,500 per month. This is just the grocery bill, now imagine all other utilities and daily expenses the couple has to bear. Despite all the challenges and hardships faced by the couple, they are motivated at raising their children right and providing them with everything they need.

Due to the fact that the couple has such a big family and they have a reality show for them, the couple is quite famous. Karen Derrico has a big fan following on Instagram with followers numbers over 25,000. Her Instagram handle is @karenederrico.