Is Jana Duggar gearing up to walk down the aisle?! The eldest Duggar girl recently sparked rumors that she’s courting after a mysterious man had been spotted in family photos. Fans are now overjoyed for the Counting On star — who has watched her younger siblings get married and start families of their own — but reports have surfaced that her rumored beau doesn’t follow standard courtship rules.
Courting — which is defined as being “involved with romantically, typically with the intention of marrying” — is something the reality star family takes seriously. Yet according to RadarOnline, when asked if Caleb follows courtship rules such as giving side hugs when engaged, the insider confessed, “Not really.” Gasp!
The source also claimed that he doesn’t attend the same church as the Duggars. “Every religion has its own sects and groups,” the source explained. “They have similar belief systems, but he’s a bit different in his thinking. He’s maybe somewhat more liberal.”
Although Caleb’s brother, Jacob Williams — who was also linked to the reality star — shut down rumors he was dating Jana, Caleb hasn’t confirmed nor denied a relationship. Jacob wrote in a Facebook post, “So yeah I just wanna say that this is total bunk. WE ARE NOT IN A RELATIONSHIP.” He continued, “Lol we’ve been friends for 21 years and all of a sudden! BAM! We just happen to be in the same picture, so of course, the media has to make up a story about it to sell. So I’m here to clear the water … it ain’t true! Moral of the story? Don’t believe what you see online.”
Initially, fans were quick to pick apart Caleb’s appearance — slamming him for his “sloppy” look and calling him out for showing his underwear. One commenter wrote, “I can see the top of his underwear. Lol.” Another added, “Who’s the guy on the left in front? Don’t think he’s a Dugger – his blue underwear, etc. is showing.” Harsh! Caleb quickly fired back at his haters, “To all the folks out there wondering: No, I had no idea my unmentionables were hanging out. In the future, I will probably triple check to verify the integrity of my outer garments before any such pictures are snapped and shared,” he wrote.
Recently, the 27-year-old was spotted wedding dress shopping, but it was for her now sister-in-law, Kendra Caldwell. Sigh. In the past, Jana has been open about how it’s not easy to be not only the oldest sister, but also the only single sister (besides the little ones, of course). “I know how it feels to wait for ‘Prince Charming’ to come along. I’m still waiting,” she told Crown of Beauty earlier this year. “Waiting is not always easy. Especially in those times when all the married siblings are getting together and you can’t go because you’re not part of ‘that’ group.” In fact, some have even speculated that she’s gay. According to an insider, she is said to “enjoy the company of women.”
Counting On airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.