Ever since Counting On Star John David Duggar announced that he was courting Abbie Grace Burnett, it has revived fan interest in his twin sister Jana Duggar’s love life. Everyone wants to know why she is still single, and some believe they have the solution to help the 28-year-old find love – they think she should be the next Bachelorette.
According to In Touch Weekly, a Counting On/Bachelorette mashup is something that fans deserve, and the tabloid dreams of Jana standing in front of a group of eligible bachelors while wearing a modest, ankle-length gown and handing out pickles to suitors.
To get back to reality, there has been no official talk of Jana being the next Bachelorette, but that isn’t keeping fans from dreaming. This past week TLC released a trailer for the eighth season of Counting On, and in the comment section there was a noticeable trend – fans want to see the oldest Duggar daughter on the ABC reality show.
“Maybe Jana should be the next Bachelorette!!” one fan wrote. “I’ve never watched that show, but I’d totally watch it for Jan,” said another.
Of course, many were skeptical about the idea because – as one person pointed out – how could a season of side hugs and chaperoned dates bring ratings?
Duggars don’t date, they court. So, the chances of Jana dating multiple men at once are non-existent, but that isn’t keeping fans from hoping she finds love soon.
Since Jana is 28 and still single, which is old maid territory in Duggar world, some believe the reason she has taken a different path in life is because she is actually more than just friends with bestie Laura Demasie.
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Jana and Laura have been close for years, and fans have even witnessed the two homeschooling Jana’s younger siblings together. So, it has become a commonly-discussed topic on Reddit message boards that Jana actually prefers “the company of women” like her dad Jim Bob Duggar cryptically said last year.
The Duggar patriarch’s comment doesn’t imply that Jana is gay because there is no way he would publicly acknowledge it if she were. The family is extremely conservative and have not been shy about their anti-gay beliefs.
Even though the Duggar children have rebelled against their parents’ rules in the past, there is a big difference between wearing pants and coming out as gay. If Jana Duggar and Laura Demasie are actually in a relationship, chances are they would keep it a secret forever.
The eighth season of Counting On premieres July 30th on TLC.