Because Counting On star Jana Duggar didn’t get married and start having babies in her late teens or early twenties like her sisters, fans have labeled her “Cinderella Duggar.” And now that her twin brother, John David, has announced he is courting Abbie Grace Burnett, fans are wanting to know when Jana will find love. It turns out, there is one big reason that Jana is still single at 28.
“Jana doesn’t want to be like a lot of others that just go out and get married and end up in a relationship that is negative,” an inside source revealed to Radar Online.
You have to live by a long list of rules when you are growing up as a Duggar woman. Jim Bob and Michelle require their daughters to wear modest clothing, so they do not tempt men, and they do not allow them to have female friends who are single moms.
This "source close to the Duggars" is totally Jana trying to get everyone to shut up and quit speculating about why she's not married. https://t.co/ebRFmxEG9L
— ? Kathryn Brightbill ?️? (@KEBrightbill) June 29, 2018
Jana – being the oldest girl – has also had the responsibility of taking care of her younger siblings pretty much her entire life since she can’t move out of the family home until she gets married.
The 28-year-old has never publicly announced a courtship, but the insider says that she is happy being alone and content with “whatever the Lord wants for her.”
Jana is simply doing things her own way and following her instincts, but her dad isn’t necessarily thrilled with her relationship status. He told a crowd earlier this year that she was “still praying” to meet a guy. And these past few months, while her siblings have been announcing courtships and engagements and welcoming new babies, Jana looks like the family outcast as she tends to her family’s garden.
Despite the rumor that Jana could possibly be gay, the insider says that is not the case – she simply doesn’t want to rush love. The source added that Jana wants to be patient and is not interested in courting quickly.
Even though 28 is in no way too old to be single, in Duggar world a woman is an old maid by that age. And every time one of her younger siblings starts courting, it always piques fans’ curiosity about Jana.
Her twin John David announced just this week that he had started courting, and that sparked even more fan interest about Jana.
In John David and Burnett’s announcement, they said that they were excited about taking the next step in their relationship. And after knowing about each other for several years, they recently met and quickly fell in love.
To find out more about John David and his new girlfriend, plus the Jana Duggar, watch new episodes of Counting On which will return to TLC on July 30th.