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When it comes to Jana Duggar, nearly every celebrity gossip fan out there only has one question to ask:


Are these folks asking if — like so many other members of her famous family — Jana is pregnant? LOL, no.

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She would need to actually be married first, and to be married she would need to be courting first, and that’s what this inquiry is really all about.

Is the 29-year old finally in a relationship or not?!?

This topic hangs over everything Jana does or says on social media, as made evident this week when Duggar visited her sister, Jinger, in California, sharing a seemingly simple and innocent photo of herself on the beach in the process.

"Happiness is a new dress on a sunny beach!" wrote Jana as a caption to the image.

But followers appear to disagree; they seem to think happiness is a new man in her life and they’re desperate to know whether any romance is on the horizon for Duggar.

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“Would love to see you finding your handsome prince,” one person wrote in the comment section of one of Jana’s California posts, prompting the reality star to actually respond.

“Maybe he’s riding in on a green turtle instead of a white horse," she wrote in reply, adding:

"Still searching for Mr. Right. In the words of Michael Bublé, “Just haven’t met [him] yet!”

This clap back is interesting for two reasons:

  1. The Michael Buble song "Haven’t Met You Yet" was released in 2009. What a random reference a decade later!
  2. Could Jana have been hinting here that she’s actually dating Lawson Bates?!?

Rumors of a Lawson Bates-Jana Duggar relationship have been running rampant on the Internet for ages now.

We last wrote about this possibility as recently as July.

Why would some social media followers infer from Jana’s above response that she’s with Bates?

Because Duggar mentions a turtle in it and because Lawson shared a photo of himself holding a turtle on Instagram on July 15, 2019.

That’s it. That’s the reason.

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Jana’s response was also interesting to many of her supporters due to her “Mr. Right” phrasing — because there’s been some talk out there about whether or not she’s a lesbian.

Earlier this year, Duggar addressed rumors that she was dating her friend Laura DeMasie, who is often shown hanging out with the Duggar family (and specifically Jana) on Counting On.

“No,” Jana replied previously to a fan online questioning her and Laura’s relationship status. “And I would like to stop that rumor. I have no interest in girls that way whatsoever."

In this same fan response, Jana also addressed her search for a husband.

“I have ‘courted’ or ‘dated’ a few guys, but so far nothing has gone into a serious relationship," she wrote. "Just continuing to wait and pray for the right guy to come along.”