Jana Duggar Courtship Rumors Breakdown: Fact vs. Fiction!

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Today marks the 28th birthday of twins Jana and John David Duggar.

Of course, in a rare reversal for the family, it's the male who's being pushed to the margins, and the female who's getting all the attention.

But don't worry, the reasons for that are completely sexist, in keeping with the Duggars' reputation.

You see, Jana is still single.

This is almost unheard of for a family in which girls are taught from a young age that procreation is their sole reason for being.

So with every birthday, the moaning and hand-wringing from the Duggar faithful becomes more intense, as does the need to believe that Jana is in a secret courtship that will soon bear fruit ... and by "fruit," of course, we mean children.

Here's a complete list of all the men Jana has been erroneously linked to over the years.

1. Single Cinderella

Single Cinderella
Dubbed the "Cinderella Duggar" due to the number of household chores she performs, Jana stayed at home to help care for her siblings as her brothers and sisters flew the coop to start families of their own.

2. Pushed Out of the Nest?

Pushed Out of the Nest?
Sources close to the family say that from the time she was of child-bearing age, Jana's family has been attempting to marry her off to any available man who crosses her path. So we guess this marks her tenth anniversary of being creepily objectified by her own parents!

3. Or Shackled to the Compound?

Or Shackled to the Compound?
Of course, there are those who claim the opposite--that Jana has been forced to remain at home to help care for her siblings. Frankly, we'd believe either terrible rumor!

4. Either Way...

Either Way...
...the rumors keep flying, and they probably won't let up until Jana either gets married or releases a statement proclaiming that she plans to remain single for the rest of her life.

5. The Pressure Increases

The Pressure Increases
The public pressure on Jana to hurry up and start breeding has only gotten more intense as her sisters have married and started families of their own. At this point, five of Jana's younger siblings have married and have either had children or are currently expecting.

6. Who Are the Suitors?

Who Are the Suitors?
The list of Jana's potential suitors runs the gamut from longtime family friends to famously pious NFL stars. And curiously, she's mostly kept mum about the rumors...

7. Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow
In 2014, Jana was linked to saintly quaterback Tim Tebow. Sadly, the romance was as ill-fated as Tebow's career. Either that, or it just never happened, which seems far more likely...

8. Lawson Bates

Lawson Bates
Lawson Bates is one of the stars of Bringing Up Bates, which is also a reality show about a super-churchy ginormous family. It sounded like a match made in TV heaven. Sadly, it was not meant to be.

9. Jonathan Hartono

Jonathan Hartono
After the Bates rumors died down, it was widely reported that Jana was romantically involved with longtime family friend Jonathan Hartono. Apparently, Hartono is a man who values his single status, as he was quick to shoot the rumors down.

10. Jacob Wilson

Jacob Wilson
The Duggars have a lot of family friends, and it often feels like the media has hooked Jana up with just about all of them. In late 2016, she was spotted hanging out with Jacob Wilson a few times.This led to rumors that they were courting, but nothing ever came of it.

11. Caleb Williams

Caleb Williams
Hey, it's another family friend who's rumored to have courted Jana! Is this one also BS? Maybe, but Caleb Williams is different from Jana's other alleged suitors in a number of important ways...

12. Putting In Work

Putting In Work
For one, he spends a lot more time with the Duggars, even stopping by for family meals. Not exactly conclusive evidence, but it's more convincing than anything we've seen previously.

13. Jim Bob Approves

Jim Bob Approves
Caleb has even been spotted spending quality time with Jim Bob. Certainly seems like the type of behavior you'd expect from a guy who's working his way up to asking for Jana's hand in marriage! (We may be getting a tad ahead of ourselves.)

14. No Denial

No Denial
When the rumors first started to spread, Caleb asked fans to bear in mind that the fact that he went to the Duggars' for dinner was not a sign of a courtship. But he also didn't say for certain that they weren't courting--and he's been silent on the subject ever since.

15. So Who Is Caleb?

So Who Is Caleb?
Well, not a whole lot is known about Mr. Williams. His Instagram profile describes him as a business owner, and he's reportedly a bit of a "rebel" (by Duggar standards, that is...)

16. The Rebel at Rest

The Rebel at Rest
Sources say Williams attends the same church as the Duggars, but holds far more liberal views than they do. Surprisingly, that doesn't seem to bother Jim Bob.

17. And What Does Jana Have to Say?

And What Does Jana Have to Say?
Nothing! Which is another reason fans are convinced Caleb is really The One.

18. The Important Thing

The Important Thing
Of course, at the end of the day fans, parents, and siblings can all put in their two cents, but there's one important question that still needs to be answered...

19. Does Jana Wanna?

Does Jana Wanna?
Does she want to get serious with Caleb? Does she want a relationship at all? We'd like to say these questions will be answered on the new season of Counting On, but with how secretive the Duggars are, we may never find out for sure!

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