We are only days into 2018, and the Duggar family has already surprised fans with the news that there are now three babies on the way this year for the Counting On clan – with Joy-Anna Forsyth, Kendra Duggar, and Jinger Vuolo all expecting – but things wouldn’t be right unless there was another courtship announcement. For the past four years, courtships and weddings have been a regular event for the ever-expanding Duggar clan, and fans are desperate to know who will be next. Since family friend, Caleb Williams, has denied he is courting Jana Duggar, no one knows for sure who the next sibling to walk down the aisle will be.
The Hollywood Gossip is reporting that Williams took to Facebook to put the rumors to bed once and for all that he and Jana are an item.
“There has been speculation regarding a relationship between myself and Jana. Now to clear the fog and avoid any confusion …Read my lips … I am not dating Jana Duggar,” wrote Williams.
He went on to say that he and Jana are purely friends, and nothing more and then jokingly added that he hopes his clarification will allow the internet (and the space-time continuum) to finally heal.
Per In Touch Weekly, the obsession with Williams began in September when the Duggars posted a pic of a family dinner. In the photo, Williams sat at the table and smiled while a tiny sliver of skin and underpants showed at his waistband. The picture went viral and received tons of critical comments.
He later appeared in other family photos and videos, so many started to wonder if he was more than a family friend and started connecting him to Jana.
But, it wasn’t meant to be, and with confirmation that Jana is still single, talk has now shifted to who will be the next sibling to announce a courtship. In a Reddit thread about the subject, one fan hoped it would be Jana’s twin, John David. Since most of their adult younger siblings have already tied the knot, it’s a bit odd that neither of them (who are about to turn 28) has done the same.
Fans would like to see at least one of them find love in the new year. There have been claims that John David is in the middle of a low-key relationship with a girl in Texas, but he has yet to announce the alleged romance.
According to OK! Magazine, another Reddit user guessed that maybe this would be the year for one of the younger set of twins – Jedidiah and Jeremiah – to begin courting.
Fans of Counting On will just have to wait and see what happens, but they can be sure when there is something big to announce, the Duggars won’t disappoint.