Hold up — are twins Jana and John David Duggar not in a rush to get married because they secretly don't want kids? That's exactly what some fans are saying about the Counting On stars online. The second and third eldest Duggar children may have 17 siblings, but one redditor theorized that they're holding off on getting married as a "cover."
"Shower thought: What if Jana and John David secretly don't like/want kids and are using 'the right one just hasn't come along yet' as a cover for wanting to be child-free?," they wrote. "I know that they (re: Jana) have to take care of their siblings, but it's different when that little thing is your whole life and there's no escaping it. Seems like saying they haven't met a good partner yet is the only legit way of avoiding having a baby totally dependent on you all the time."
Gasp! So could it be that two members of one of the largest-known families doesn't want to procreate themsevles? Apparently, others agree. "I've considered this many times myself. It honestly wouldn't surprise me if they didn't and since they don't believe in birth control, staying single would be the best way not to have kids." A second chimed in, "I was raised with the same mentality as the Duggars and decided to be childfree. It is a scary thought when that's all you know, though, because you don't necessarily know that not having kids is an option."
Jana has been getting a lot of attention these days, after all, she's 28 years old — which is basically 68 in Duggar years. And although she has no potential suitors on the horizon, she has been tending to her garden! A new video of her masterpiece was posted to YouTube recently, and according to her sister, Jessa, it's a "work of art." The sprawling field of fruits and vegetables is nothing short of impressive, but it seems like her hobby has become more of a full-time job.
People quickly began commenting on the clip, with many feeling sorry for the "Cinderella Duggar." "It's sad to watch a 28-year-old woman raising her mother's 'blessings.' Too bad she can't use her many talents for her own life." Another added, "Agreed… it's horrible that Jana is forced to be the mom for all her younger siblings." A third, however, thought she should use her passion to help her get a date. "She needs to go on farmersonly.com."
As for John David? It actually sounds like he may be courting. In an interview with TLC, the reality star opened up about what he's looking for in a wife. "One day, you know, the Lord will bring the right one along and then I'll start a family and hopefully be able to invest in their lives and raise up a generation that will be great people for this society."
When asked if John had someone special in his life, he paused for a long time before adding, "I don't have anybody right now, but I am praying about it. One day, one day. Just keep watching." Hmm — we're onto you, John! Not to mention, Ben Seewald's smirk felt like a dead giveaway that there was something he wasn't telling us. Of course, we could speculate all we want. Or just let them live?
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