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Jana Duggar Is Rumored to Be Courting Family Friend Lawson Bates!

Are fans finally getting the Duggar-Bates relationship that they’ve been dreaming of for years?!

Rumors recently swirled that the oldest Duggar daughter, Jana is courting — aka dating with the intention to marry — her close family friend and Bringing Up Bates star Lawson Bates!

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In fact, the rumors have gotten so much attention that even Lawson’s mother, Kelly Jo Gates, felt the need to weigh in.

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Lawson and Jana.

“I think that probably Lawson and Jana would both be shocked by that news, although we have heard that rumor,” his mom wrote. “They are very good friends, [but] no courtships that either of our families are aware of.”

Lawson, 24, only added fuel to the fire when he shared a pic of “if guys acted like girls” and featured his guy friends — including Jana’s twin brother John-David — fawning over a ring on that finger!

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If guys acted like girls 😂

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But it would appear that Jana is still single, which she has admitted is hard — especially considering that many of her young sisters are either married or engaged to be married.

“I know how it feels to wait for ‘Prince Charming’ to come along. I’m still waiting. Waiting is not always easy,” she explained in a recent interview. “Especially when all the married siblings are getting together and you can’t go along because you’re not part of ‘that’ group.”

She said that she manages to distract herself when she’s feeling discouraged by “servicing others,” work she probably finds no problem considering how much her parents and siblings rely on her for assistance.

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Even if Lawson isn’t the one — we have no doubts that he’s out there somewhere!

Check out the rest of the Duggars — then vs. now — in the gallery!

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