Counting On fans are so desperate for any news about Jana Duggar’s love life, that even a story about her dog makes them happy. Jana’s sister Jessa recently posted pics of her son Spurgeon playing with a cute dog named Willow, and when fans found out the dog belonged to Jana, they were thrilled that she finally had someone to keep her company.
When Jessa posted the pics over the weekend of Spurgeon and Willow, fans started asking if they had gotten a dog. Jessa replied that Willow was “Aunt Jana’s dog,” and fans immediately replied with comments of love and happiness.
“So glad that Jana has a dog to love!!” a fan commented. “I love that Jana has a dog,” wrote another fan.
Jana is 28 and single, which makes her the only adult Duggar daughter who isn’t married. Fans can’t help but speculate about her love life, and for months some had suspected that she was dating her good friend Lauren DeMasie.
However, according to OK! Magazine, both DeMasie and Jana’s brother-in-law Derick Dillard shut down those rumors. At first, fans didn’t believe Dillard when he said that Jana wasn’t dating DeMasie. When a fan asked him about the dating rumor, he replied, “Uh, no.”
But fans weren’t satisfied with that answer and thought the “uh” part of his response implied he didn’t really know what he was talking about. So, Jana’s bestie stepped in and put the “Jana is secretly dating her best friend” theory to rest by writing that they were not in a relationship.
Fans started to believe something was brewing between Jana and DeMasie after the two appeared together on Counting On, plus DeMasie has gone on trips with Jana and her family, and they often pop up on social media together.
— The Ashley (@TheAshleysRR) September 25, 2018
Because Jana is still single at 28, and her family advocates “traditional family values,” some fans thought that if Jana were gay, she would be uncomfortable coming out. But, the oldest Duggar daughter has said in the past she is simply waiting for her Prince Charming, and sometimes that is difficult — especially when her married siblings go out together, and she can’t go because she isn’t part of the group.
Jana Duggar still lives at home with her parents, per Duggar family rules, and she often takes care of her younger siblings. So, fans are at least content with the reality star having a dog, so she has her own companion. And they loved that she has bonded with the dog by painting the pooch’s toenails.
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