‘Counting On’ Fans Think Jana Duggar Is Finally Courting

Is Counting On star Jana Duggar finally courting? As the oldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar who is still single, Duggar has faced a lot of courting rumors over the years. This summer, those reports heated up when reports surfaced that Duggar was courting fellow TLC star Lawson Bates. Here’s a quick update on Duggar’s rumored love life.

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Jana Duggar with her married sisters, Jill, Jinger, and Jessa | Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Is Jana Duggar courting someone?

At the age of 29 (and going on 30), Duggar is one of the oldest members of the Counting On clan. Her older brother, Josh Duggar, was the first to get hitched, and her twin, John David Duggar, recently tied the knot.

A slew of Duggar’s younger siblings have also gotten married, which has only put more pressure on her to walk down the aisle. Unfortunately, Duggar has not confirmed that she is courting someone at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors from mounting.

According to Pop Culture, the latest report has Jana Duggar courting Lawson Bates, who stars on the popular TLC show, Bringing Up Bates.

The Bates family shares a bunch of similarities with the Duggars, including their conservative religious beliefs. The two families are also friends outside of their respective shows, and Duggar has known Bates for a long time.

Despite the rumors, Duggar has not offered any evidence that things are getting romantic between her and Bates – which is very disappointing.

She has, however, addressed the rumors that she might not be into guys.

Jana opens up about her friendship with Laura DeMasie

Counting On fans have long theorized that Duggar is a lesbian, mainly because she spends a lot of time with her best friend, Laura DeMasie. That, and she has yet to get serious with a man.  As the theory goes, Duggar hasn’t come clean about her sexuality because she is afraid of how her family would react.

There is little doubt that most of Duggar’s family would disapprove of her getting with another girl, which is probably why she recently shut down the rumors.

“No,” Duggar shared. “And I would like to stop that rumor. I have no interest in girls that way whatsoever.”

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Duggar then revealed that she has courted on several occasions, but she has yet to find the right man.

The Counting On star did not say anything about the Bates rumors, though fans are convinced that she is seeing someone in secret. If that is the case, then it shouldn’t be long before we know the truth. The Duggars usually don’t court unless they are positive things are going to last.

They also don’t wait too long to get married, which is one reason why Duggar’s situation is odd.

While she hasn’t confirmed a relationship, Duggar assured her followers that she is actively looking for the right man and cannot wait to settle down and start a family.

What do Jim Bob and Michelle think about Jana Duggar’s single status?

With Duggar nearing 30 years of age, it’s no secret that her parents would love to see her start courting a good man. In fact, inside sources claim that Jim Bob and Michelle want to be patient with their daughter, but they are also frustrated by all the waiting.

The two have educated all of their children about the virtues of starting a family, yet Duggar seems to be bucking that trend.

Not only has she not found love, but she is now the only Duggar over 21 who is still single.

Counting On fans are also starting to get impatient, though mostly for selfish reasons. Fans cannot wait to see another Duggar wedding and they hope that she can make it happen. Despite all of the pressure, Duggar seems content with waiting for the perfect guy for her. Given how the rest of her siblings didn’t waste any time with marriage, it is refreshing to see her take her time.

That of course, could change in the near future, especially with Duggar getting close to her 30s.

Until then, we’ll have to wait and see what happens with Jana Duggar’s love life, but we hope to get some exciting news in the near future.

New episodes of Counting On air Tuesday nights on TLC.