Jana Duggar is fed up with the BS.
For years now, fans have obsessed over the fact that Jana is still single in her late 20s, an unheard of state of affairs for women in the Duggar clan, who are taught from a young age that procreation is their primary reason for being.
John David Duggar is married to Abbie Burnett, 29-year-old Jana is the only single Duggar over the age of 18.
So it’s not hard to see why fans are so curious about her situation.
But apparently, Jana has finally grown tired of all the speculation, because she took to Instagram last night to
clear the air in definitive fashion.
Take a look:
The Single Lady
As she approaches the big 3-0, Jana remains unattached — a fact that seems to baffle her family’s most obsessive fans.
Take It as a Compliment?
While we’re sure all of that gossip must get annoying for Jana, it’s worth noting that most of the speculation is complimentary.
The Fan Favorite
It seems most of the Counting On viewers who are shocked by Jana’s marital status feel that way primarily because of what a catch she would be for some lucky young man … or woman.
The Real Deal (TLC)
Perhaps not surprisingly, this has given rise to two schools of thought. Some fans are convinced that Jana is extremely picky with regard to potential suitors, while others believe she’s simply decided to keep her love life on the down-low.
Think of Laura (TLC)
Some believe Jana’s longtime friendship with Laura DeMasie is much more than a friendship.
BFFs With Benefits? (TLC)
Jana and Laura are so close that DeMasie spent some time living with the Duggars so that she could help Jana with the task of homeschooling her younger siblings.
The Truth Comes Out
These days, Laura is living in Georgia, having recently relocated for a new career. And Jana is finally opening up about her relationship with her bestie.
Opening Up (Getty)
As The Ashley’s Reality Roundup points out, on Tuesday, Jana responded to a fan’s questions about her relationship status and sexual orientation.
“Are you and Laura dating?” the follower asked. “Anyone else thinking the same thing?”
Wasting No Time (TLC)
“No,” Jana responded promptly. “And I would like to stop that rumor. I have no interest in girls that way whatsoever.”
On the Market (Getty)
To the surprise of many, Jana went on to reveal that she has dipped her toe into the dating pool on multiple occasions.
Sharing Her Truth (© TLC)
“I have ‘courted’ or ‘dated’ a few guys but so far nothing has gone into a serious relationship,” Jana wrote.
Praying For Mr. Right
“Just continuing to wait and pray for the right guy to come along,” Jana concluded.
Water Under the Bridge
The inquisitive fan apologized for prying, and she and Jana have both since deleted their comments — but word of the revelation spread quickly across the Duggar-verse.
Jana did not go into specifics with regard to whom she’s courted and when, but the rumor mill has been churning non-stop in the hours since she dropped her bombshell.
Jana has been the subject of constant courtship rumors, some outrageous (Tim Tebow, anyone?), some much more plausible …
The most recent rumors had Jana paired up with longtime family friend Caleb Williams.
Caleb currently stands accused of statutory rape and is set to stand trial later this year — which may be why Jana is so tight-lipped about their rumored courtship.
Living Her Best Life (TLC)
Whatever the case, it seems Jana is making the most of her life as a single Duggar.
Happily Unattached (TLC)
She may not have a man in her life, but in a household like the Duggar compound, she’s certainly not wanting for company.