Last month, Jana Duggar turned 28.
Obviously, she’s still very young, and she has plenty of time to marry and start a family.
Now if only her father saw things that way…
As you may know, rumors of Jana entering a courtship have been circulating non-stop for several years now.
And yet, the so-called “Cinderella Duggar” remains single.
The latest round of reports had Jana dating Caleb Williams, but now it appears that either the rumors were bogus, or the relationship fizzled, as Jana is once again a confirmed bachelorette.
But for how much longer?
It seems fans on the Duggar message boards on Reddit are convinced that Jim Bob knows exactly when Jana will get married – he just might not have told her yet.
“Does anyone think Jim Bob is holding off on marrying Jana to create tension and just when people are getting sick of Counting On, he will marry her off in a royal wedding-type, hyped spectacle?” wrote one fan this week, prompting a lively discussion on the matter.
There’s plenty going on in the Duggars’ world these days.
In fact, there are so many pregnancies, courtships, and weddings in the works that even diehard fans are having trouble keeping track.
But all those developments haven’t led to increased viewership, and ratings have been on a steady decline for over two years now.
One fan on Reddit described the most recent season of Counting On as “incredibly boring,” and it seems he’s not alone.
So it’s not hard to see why now would be the perfect time for big news such as a Jana courtship.
But the idea that she’ll announce a relationship soon in order to boost ratings is entirely based on fan speculation, right?
Well, not entirely…
In the past, when he was asked about his eldest daughter’s single status, Jim Bob Duggar would give evasive answers.
These days, he’s a bit more forthcoming – and it seems he’s just as eager as the fans to see Jana find Mr. Right.
In his most recent interview, Jim Bob was asked point blank about his feelings about his daughter’s dating prospects.
Rather than lashing out against the creepiness of such a question, Jim Bob calmly replied that he’s been “praying about that one.”
In other words, he very much wants Jana to get married ASAP.
And in the Duggars’ world, what Jim Bob says goes.
So you can expect an announcement at a time when it will be most advantageous to the family brand.
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