The Duggar family recently posted a photo of oldest daughter Jana Duggar, and fans started going crazy when they realized she appeared to be wearing a ring on that finger. Is it possible that the Counting On star – who has the nickname “Cinderella Duggar” – is finally off the market?
It’s not like the Duggar family to keep such a massive secret from fans. In the past, they have quickly announced courtships, engagements, and pregnancies. But, some people are so eager for Jana to find a man, that they try to find hints of a courtship in every family social media post.
Because the 28-year-old is still single, she doesn’t have her own social media accounts, per family rules. So, we don’t get a lot of information about what is going on in Jana’s life, which means on the rare occasions that we see her, fans comb through every detail.
But, according to In Touch Weekly, in their haste to marry Jana off, people did miss one major detail in the latest pic. Jana could be wearing a ring – but it’s on her right hand. The way she is holding her hands, she could also be covering a ring on her left hand, but there is no real evidence there either.
For years fans have speculated as to why Jana is still single, especially because she seems to have many desirable traits.
Some believe Jana doesn’t want to be a mother right now since she has spent most of her life taking care of her younger siblings. For single women outside of Duggar world, dating doesn’t equal motherhood. But, in the famous conservative family, courtship leads to motherhood very quickly.
The average time between a courtship announcement and a pregnancy announcement is 13 months. Once a Duggar daughter starts courting, it is just a matter of weeks before an engagement announcement and a walk down the aisle. Then, a pregnancy comes just as fast.
Other fans think that Jana has watched her siblings choose the wrong partners and she is avoiding going down that road. After all, she has said in the past that she isn’t “out to get married to the first one that comes along.”
Back in 2016, she told producers that she does have dreams of meeting the right guy, and then getting married and having kids. But, Jana revealed that different guys have come along, however none of them have been the right one.
The Counting On star says that she is in a weird in-between stage since she isn’t a younger sibling, but she isn’t an older one who is married with kids. But, she is staying busy and is content with where God has her and is learning as much as she can.
Jana Duggar and the rest of her famous family return with new episodes of Counting On July 30th on TLC.