Jana Duggar Says She’s Still ‘Searching for Mr. Right’ as ‘Counting On’ Fans Defend Her Single Status
Counting On fans can’t wait for Jana Duggar to find a man, but the 29-year-old reality TV star says she’s fine with waiting for the right guy to appear.
Based on her Instagram, it looks like Jana recently headed out to California to spend some time with her younger sister Jinger, who moved to Los Angeles earlier this summer. While on the West Coast, she appeared to be enjoying some fun in the sun, posting a photo of herself walking on the beach in a gray striped dress. But it was her reply to a fan’s comment that really got people talking.
Jana says she’s ‘searching for Mr. Right’
Jana stands out in the Duggar family as the only adult daughter who hasn’t married and started a family of her own. Eight of her 18 siblings have moved out of the family’s Arkansas compound and settled into their own homes. That includes her twin brother John-David, who recently announced that he’s expecting his first child with his wife Abbie. But Jana still lives with her parents. Based on her social media, she spends her days caring for her younger siblings and working in her garden.
Counting On fans would love to see Jana start courting, as one commented on her recent Instagram post. “Would love to see you finding your handsome prince,” the person wrote.
Some people might get annoyed by speculation from total strangers about their relationship status. However, Jana seemed to take it in stride.
“Maybe he’s riding in on a green turtle instead of a white horse. 🤣” she replied. “Still searching for Mr. Right. In the words of Michael Bublé, ‘Just haven’t met [him] yet!’”
Fans say Jana shouldn’t feel pressure to get married
As a member of a family that values traditional marriage and having children,, Jana’s single status has sparked a lot of discussion among Counting On viewers. There have been rumors that she’s courting family friend Lawson Bates of Bringing Up Bates and even whispers that she might be a lesbian, both of which she’s strenuously denied.
Many fans say people should mind their own business, and that whether or not Jana chooses to get married or not — and when — is no one’s business but her own.
“[L]eave her alone. She doesn’t need a man,” commented one of Jana’s defenders. “God will place the right person in your path at the right time,” added another fan.
Others pointed out that getting married wasn’t a prerequisite for a full life.
“Not everyone is called to marriage, no matter how beautiful or talented,” wrote one person. “God doesn’t make everyone for wife and motherhood!” another agreed.
Others envisioned a different kind of life for Jana. “I would love to see her move out, go to school or start a career and be an independent strong woman,” one commented.
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