Jana Duggar, turned 28-years-old, and to celebrate the occasion her dad, Jim Bob, shared with the world that he can’t believe she’s still single. In a family that teaches the females their main job in life is to get married and have babies, is Jana openly rejecting that belief system or is she just waiting to meet the right guy?
During a recent appearance at Kilsyth South Baptist Church in Australia, the Duggar patriarch told the crowd about his daughter’s lack of a love life.
“And Jana is — actually, back in the US, it’s her birthday,” he reportedly said. “Jana is 28 years old and still single, so she’s still praying about [finding] The One.”
Different media outlets have linked Jana to a few different men over the years, but none of the rumors ended up being true. Most recently, the story was that she was dating family friend Caleb Williams after he appeared in various family photos and videos.
However, Williams recently took to Facebook to make it clear that the two were not an item. He wrote that he wanted to clear the fog and avoid confusion and then told followers to read his lips, “I am not dating Jana Duggar.”
Back in 2014, reports surfaced that Jana was dating NFL quarterback and fellow devout Christian, Tim Tebow. But, a rep for the athlete said that the two have never met, and it was simply a rumor that resulted from her parents meeting his mom, Pam.
Then there was Lawson Bates, one of the stars of Bringing Up Bates who is also part of a huge conservative Christian family. While it would have been a match made in reality TV heaven, it ended up being nothing more than a made-up fairy tale.
Once the Bates rumor went away, next in line was Jonathan Hartono, another longtime family friend. But, he quickly shot down any suggestion that he and Jana were a couple.
The Duggars apparently have a ton of family friends, and at the end of 2016, eyewitnesses spotted Jana hanging out with Jacob Wilson a few different times, leading to the rumor that they were courting. But, just as with all of the other stories, nothing ever came of it.
Jana has revealed that there have been men in the past interested in courting her, but none of them were ever the right guy, so she didn’t pursue any offers. This makes her incredibly different from her younger sisters, four of whom have courted and married the first guy that entered their lives. They all then quickly started families, some within weeks of tying the knot.
In fact, Jana is the only single adult Duggar daughter, but she doesn’t seem in any hurry to change that. Of course, fans will probably never really know what is going on with Jana Duggar’s love life, since she is not allowed to have any social media accounts because she is not engaged.