The fact that Jana Duggar – the oldest daughter in the famous reality TV family – is 28 and single is a hard pill for a lot of their fans to swallow. In a family that teaches the girls their number one job in life is to get married and have babies, the mystery of Jana’s love life continues to puzzle Duggar nation.
It has caused the conspiracy theorists to come out in full force on Reddit, and one theory is creating quite the discussion. Could Jim Bob be holding back on marrying Jana off, so they could have royal-wedding type ratings spectacular?
The Reddit discussion boards have been playing around with the idea that Jim Bob knows exactly when Jana will get married – he just hasn’t told her yet.
Fans think that Jim Bob is holding off on marrying his oldest daughter to create hype and when people are sick of Counting On, he plans to marry her off to boost ratings.
There is a lot going on in Duggar world these days, with three babies on the way and one courtship, but many thought last season of Counting On was pretty boring.
None of those developments have led to ratings; in fact, the numbers have steadily declined over the past couple of years.
So, it’s not hard to see why this would be the perfect time for news of a Jana courtship and wedding.
This idea could just be fan speculation, but Jim Bob’s forthcoming answers about Jana’s single status have added fuel to the fire.
In the past, he has been evasive when it comes to questions about his oldest daughter’s love life, but that has recently changed.
He now seems eager for Jana to find Mr. Right. In a recent interview, he said that he’s “praying about that one,” when asked about his feelings on Jana’s dating prospects. In other words, he is ready for her to walk down the aisle.
In the Duggar family, what Jim Bob says is the law, and if a courtship and wedding will help the family brand, fans may want to get ready for an announcement soon.
However, not everyone believes that this is the case. One fan wrote that they don’t agree with their religion, but the thought that Jim Bob would pimp out his kids for ratings and money just seems far-fetched.
Jana has admitted in the past that she is waiting for the right guy, but it hasn’t been easy.
While the more creative Duggar fans have put some interesting ideas forward, it’s most likely that Jana is still waiting to meet her Prince Charming.
To watch the drama that is Jana Duggar’s love life unfold, tune into new episodes of Counting On, which begin Monday, February 26th on TLC.