Fans of Counting On have seen Jana Duggar and her siblings grow up. Now 30, Jana is the oldest unmarried Duggar. Fans have been waiting for her to announce a courtship relationship for years, and many people believe that an announcement is imminent.
The potential suitor in question? Lawson Bates. Anybody who has been keeping up with the Duggars since the days of 19 Kids and Counting will know that the Duggars have been friends with the Bates for a long time. Is a courtship in the works? Fans think so.
Jana differs from her sisters in many ways. Most of the Duggars have wed relatively early, including the Duggar parents. Michelle wasn’t even 18 yet when she married family patriarch Jim Bob. Joy Duggar was 19 when she got married.
One of the oldest Duggars to enter a courtship and marry was Jana’s twin brother John David. He and his wife have just had their first child, and Jana has shown herself to be a loving aunt. Now, Instagram followers wonder if more is in store for her.
Up to this point, many fans have wondered why Jana has not found Mr. Right. Some followers believe that Jim Bob and Michelle have purposely kept Jana single so that she is around to take care of the house and the young children still at home. Others think she just might not be interested in marriage, and others believe she might want to delay marriage so she does not have 19 children like her parents.
If the new rumors are true, these theories could be thrown out the window.
For a long time, fans have been begging for a Duggar-Bates courtship. Lawson Bates has been pictured with the Duggar family multiple times over the years, and fans are beginning to wonder if there is more to the idea that he and Jana could be an item. Some people even believed comments he left on Jana’s Instagram were flirty, but there was never any evidence that the two had strong feelings about each other.
The newest evidence comes in the form of an Instagram video posted by Lawson’s sister, Carlin.
In the new video on Carlin’s Instagram story, Jana and Lawson are shown playing a game with Carlin, Carlin’s husband, and Johannah Duggar. This grouping seems uncharacteristic of the Duggars, which has prompted many to believe that Jana and Lawson are totally courting. Fans believe that Johannah was their chaperone for the date, as the Duggars frequently have a sibling accompany unmarried couples.
Since it seems that the family has been filming another season of Counting On for TLC, could another courtship be featured? Fans are excited to find out about any blossoming romance for Jana.