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Back in January, Jana Duggar turned 30. Especially in today’s world, 30-year-olds have their best years in front of them.

For most, 30 is not an age at which one needs to worry about opportunities passed. Much more lies ahead than behind.

In the eyes of the Duggar family, however, the oft-maligned Jana Marie is inching dangerously close to old maid territory. 

And there’s more to her story than we ever knew.

In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Gossip, a former Duggar employee reveals how distraught Jana’s father is.

Not only is Jim Bob is upset by Jana’s refusal to marry and have children, but the circumstances behind her decisions.

Jana feels that as an adult woman, she should make her own decisions about who she loves and whether she has kids.

Her notoriously overbearing father disagrees.

Furthermore, Jim Bob Duggar is reportedly concerned about the nature of Jana’s close relationship with a longtime friend.

We were familiar with the name Laura DeMasie, but nothing prepared us for this. It’s honestly as sad as it is shocking.

Here’s what our insider had to say: