Jana Duggar Admits She Gets Tired of People Asking About Her Relationship Status In ‘Counting On’ Sneak Peek
Jana Duggar is an anomaly in the Duggar family. Many of her brothers and sisters married in their late teens or early 20s. But at 30, the eldest Duggar daughter is still single. Even as her younger siblings have found partners and started families of their own, she still lives at home with her parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
The Counting On star’s relationship status has prompted a lot of speculation over the years. Though rumors have linked her to NFL player Tim Tebow and Lawson Bates of Bringing Up Bates, she’s never publicly announced a courtship. Fans of the show have wondered why she hasn’t gotten married and if she’ll ever move out from under her parent’s roof. Now, Jana is opening up about how it feels to have so many people wondering why she isn’t in a relationship.
Jana Duggar says all the speculation about her relationship status is ‘tiring’
Jana Duggar has stayed mostly quiet about her single status over the years, though she’s made a few comments indicating she’d like to be in a relationship — provided she can find the right guy.
As Jana waits to find her Mr. Right, she’s had to deal with a lot of questions about her relationship status. In a sneak peek for the upcoming season of Counting On, she admits that always being asked if she’s courting can be a drag.
When a producer asks if she’s tired about the relationship questions, Jana laughs. “It can be tiring, everyone asking” she says.
The clip also shows Jana getting her hair done while her sister-in-law Abbie looks on. The stylist tells Jana she’s cute and asks if she had a boyfriend. “Oh my,” she says. “I mean, I wouldn’t mind it.”
Some ‘Counting On’ fans are convinced Jana is courting Lawson Bates
Fans theories have linked Jana to a number of people over the years. Some of the most persistent rumors involve Duggar family friend and fellow reality TV star Lawson Bates. Lawson, 27, has left what some saw as flirty comments on her Instagram. And the two have been spotted spending time together (though always in the company of other people, per Duggar family courtship rules).
The Jana-Lawson rumors picked up steam in March after his sister Carlin Bates shared a video to her Instagram story. The video shows Carlin and her husband playing cards with Jana, Lawson, and Jana’s younger sister Johannah.
Neither Jana nor Lawson has commented on the rumors, and there’s been no official announcement that they are courting. But with a new season of Counting On on the horizon, perhaps fans will finally get the wedding announcement they’ve long been waiting for.
A new season of Counting On premieres Tuesday, June 30 at 9/8c on TLC.
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