Ahead of the premiere of Season 11 of Counting On, Jana Duggar opened up about her relationship status. The 30-year-old is the second oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle’s children. And while her younger siblings are tying the knot and starting their own families, Jana is staying single. She’s living at home with her parents and enjoys gardening, home renovation, and more. The young woman is often asked about her relationship status. So, now she’s addressing it.
She chats with Us Weekly about being single and shares her thoughts on marriage. She says, “I’m not that worried. Yes, I long to be married and one day I think that will come, but I think … I’m just also just trying to stay busy with whatever comes along my path.”
While Jana is content, she sometimes feels some pressure to get married. She explains, “I think if I sit there and I’m like, ‘Oh no, I’m not married’ and just [get] all worried about it, it makes things way worse.” She’s “making the most” of her single life now.
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Jana Duggar talks relationships in new season of Counting On
As TV Shows Ace reported, Jana opens up about relationships in the upcoming season of Counting On. When her hairdresser asks her about having a boyfriend, Jana reveals that it can be “tiring” to have everyone asking her about that topic. She also says that she “wouldn’t mind” having a boyfriend. So, it sounds like Jana is open to the idea and looks forward to it when the time is right.
Jana Duggar’s previous courtships and courtship rumors
Jana is single right now, but that doesn’t mean she always has been. In the Duggar family, they court with the intent to marry. So, they aren’t dating a bunch of different people. In most cases, the married kids have ended up marrying the first person they court. Of course, there are some exceptions. And, it seems like this is acceptable to the family, as long as their intentions are right.
In the past, there have been guys who have asked Jana out, but nothing has come of those dates. So, Jana is still waiting patiently.
For years, there have been rumors going around that Jana is courting Bringing Up Bates star Lawson Bates. None of these rumors have been substantiated though, and they come and go.
Will Jana be the next one to enter a courtship?
The press release for the return of Counting On notes the possibility of courtship in Season 11. Of course, there are several Duggars who are of courting age. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s Jana. So, fans will have to wait to find out. But, the possibility of a courtship is exciting enough.
Don’t miss Counting On when it airs Tuesday, July 7 on TLC. Someone may make a courtship announcement very soon! Do you think it will be Jana? Share your thoughts below.