With 19 Kids and Counting and spin-off Counting On, the Duggars have become household names. And while some family members like Josh and Jessa are constantly in the headlines, there’s one sibling who remains a mystery: Jana Duggar.
The eldest of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s girls, Jana is notably the only of-age daughter that hasn’t tied the knot and started a family. In fact, at 27 years old, she has yet to publicly court, while younger sisters Jill and Jessa each have two children, and Jinger and Joy-Anna are both married — and Joy is expecting! Still, she seems to be in no rush to join them on the motherhood track. That said, Jana’s love life (or lack thereof) is starting to get it’s share of attention, so it might be time for a refresher on “the Cinderella Duggar.”
She has a bunch of younger siblings — and one older
Jana’s siblings are Josh Duggar (29), John-David Duggar (27), Jill Duggar Dillard (26), Jessa Seewald (24), Jinger Duggar (23), Joseph Duggar (22), Josiah Duggar (21), Joy-Anna Duggar (19), Jedidiah Duggar (18), Jeremiah Duggar (18), Jason Duggar (17), James Duggar (15), Justin Duggar (14), Jackson Duggar (12), Johanna Duggar (11), Jennifer Duggar (9), Jordyn-Grace Duggar (8), and Josie Duggar (7).
She’s a twin
Jana is slightly older than fraternal twin brother John-David, who is also still single. However, he was recently rumored to be courting a girl in Texas.
She might become a TV host
It’s unusual for the Duggar kids to have careers — Michelle and Jim Bob encourage their sons to learn a trade and their daughters to get married young. Jana seems to be bucking that trend, as she’s showed interest in hosting gigs. In a recent TLC clip, she interviewed Joe and Kendra about their wedding, spurring fans to note she's a natural.
She might be (but probably isn’t) courting
In September 2017, fans wondered if Jana was finally courting when a mystery man was spotted in a family photo. He was later identified as Caleb Williams, and the guy was ripped apart for looking "sloppy" and showing his underwear.
Caleb responded wittily in the comments, "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.” Still, no word on his relationship with Jana!
She’s been linked to some big names
Before Caleb, Jana was rumored to be dating former NFL player Tim Tebow, Bringing Up Bates star Lawson Bates, and family friend Jonathan Hartono. She confessed recently, “I know how it feels to wait for ‘Prince Charming’ to come along. I’m still waiting. Waiting is not always easy, especially in those times when all the married siblings are getting together and you can’t go along because you’re not part of ‘that’ group.”
She’s been the subject of gay rumors
In addition to gossip connecting her with eligible bachelors, some reports have maintained that Jana isn’t interested in men. One insider claimed the brunette beauty “enjoys the company of women.”
She’s still close with Josh
Reports have said Jana is still close with brother Josh and wife Anna, despite his molestation scandal. She’s even said to be helping them out with their five children. “She'll be helping with diapers, feeding the other kids, and just generally being a godsend as we've come to expect,” a source said.
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