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Twins Jana Duggar and John David Duggar, the second and third oldest among TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, passed the quarter century mark on January 12.

Happy 25th birthday to Jana and John David!

John David and Jana Duggar

Of all the family’s 19 Kids, the beautiful Jana Duggar has perhaps become the subject of the most fan fascination in recent years, for a variety of reasons:

  • Two younger sisters, Jill and Jessa Duggar, have already completed the process of courting and gotten married, while Jana remains single.
  • She’s often seen taking care of her (many) siblings, leading viewers to wonder if father Jim Bob won’t let his de facto third parent leave the nest.
  • Jana was even edited out of a 19 Kids and Counting episode in which her older brother Josh and his wife Anna went on a road trip.
  • She seems to be increasingly exhausted by a life of supporting her brothers and sisters, young and old, and being perpetually put upon.

As for John David Duggar, he’s still single too, despite rumors that he recently begin dating (sorry, courting), but for him, it’s just a matter of time.

His twin sister? That remains to be seen.

John David, as the second oldest brother, does his thing, spending his time working on cars and houses. Quite unlike the girl he shared Michelle’s womb with.

Jana’s wants, needs and dreams have never really been considered by her family, it seems, despite the fact that she is admittedly so close to Jill Duggar.

She may long for more independence, but she might not have the energy to break away from the family, as she would risk being ostracized if nothing else.

Here’s hoping she finds happiness, one way or the next. Click through tons of sweet photos of the birthday girl above and join our collective rallying cry:

Free Jana Duggar!