Between all the courtships, pregnancies and weddings, most members of Counting On stars the Duggar family find themselves constantly in the spotlight. But the Duggars who haven’t tied the knot yet — like John David Duggar — often keep a low profile, which leads many fans to wonder what’s going on in their lives. When it comes to John David, Counting On fans might be surprised to learn that he’s one of the more interesting members of the family.
John David is the third child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who rose to prominence with their TLC series, 19 Kids and Counting. John David is one of the few Duggars who did not marry at a young age and is one of the more laid-back members of his family. While he may be soft-spoken, John David has several hidden talents.
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For starters, John David knows how to fly an airplane. According to Romper, the Counting On star received a pilot license six years ago and dreamed of flying ever since he was a young man. In fact, John David opened up about his flying experience on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting in 2013. “I’ve always wanted to get my pilot’s license when I was young,” he explained.
Many Counting On fans also don’t know that John David is a twin. He was technically born right after his twin, Jana, which is why he is the third eldest in the family. In 2014, Michelle revealed what it was like raising twins and revealed that John David and Jana couldn’t be less alike. Where John David is laid-back and relaxed, Jana is bursting with energy.
John David has also been working as a constable in Washington County since 2013. Prior to the show’s cancellation, Jim Bob went on a ride along with John David on 19 Kids and Counting and the father-and-son duo patrolled several neighborhoods. Between flying and working as a constable, John David earned enough money to buy a house and is ready to settle down.
Speaking of settling down, John David has faced a lot of courting rumors over the years. This includes reports that he was courting the family’s longtime nanny Tabitha Paine. So far, none of the rumors have proven true and John-David is still waiting for that lucky lady to arrive.
Given his many talents, we’re confident that John David Duggar will find somebody special soon.
The new season of Counting On premieres this summer on TLC.