John David Duggar, the second-oldest son in the reality TV family, has mostly kept his love life a mystery during his time on 19 Kids & Counting and the spin-off Counting On, but according to a new report, that could soon change. Could the rumors that John David is finally courting mean he will reveal the relationship to fans this season?
People first became suspicious about John David having a lady in his life when his sister Jinger came clean about a secret relationship in one of the reality series’ deleted scenes.
“I guess people say that I know the most about John’s relationship status. My answer to that, the info I know, is ask John. It’s true. My lips are sealed,” answered Jinger when producers asked her about her brother’s courtship status.
Of course, she didn’t technically reveal that the 28-year-old is courting someone, but Jinger did hint that she is keeping a secret for her brother.
John David has said that he doesn’t understand why people are so hung up on him finding a woman. For him, it’s all about waiting for the right one to come along.
— Blasting News (@BlastingNews) January 17, 2018
He once opened up about finding a wife in an interview with TLC, and he said that the Lord will eventually bring the right woman into his life and then he will start a family and be able to raise up a generation that will be great people in society.
When producers asked him if he had a special woman in his life right now, he paused for a long time before saying that he doesn’t, but he is praying about it.
The long pause from John David, plus the smirk from his brother-in-law Ben Seewald has led some fans to believe that there was something he wasn’t telling us.
In the Duggar family, they define courting as dating with the intention to marry, and it happens when a relationship turns serious, but before the man is ready to propose.
— Mhairi Garner (@MhairiGarner) November 26, 2017
Many of the family’s strict courting rules include no kissing, no physical contact except for side hugs, no unsupervised dates, and no unmonitored phone communication.
If John David is finally off the market, fans are hoping that he will spill all the details during this season of Counting On and introduce us to the woman in his life.
To find out the details of John David Duggar’s love life – plus everything else going on with the Duggar family – watch new episodes of Counting On which air Monday nights on TLC.