Jana Duggar, a prominent member of the Duggar family, became a household name thanks to her appearances on the popular reality TV show “Counting On.” The Duggar family, known for their conservative values and unique lifestyle, has been a subject of fascination and scrutiny for years. As one of the elder Duggar daughters, Jana's relationship status has been a topic of interest among fans. In this article, we will delve into the question: Is Jana Duggar married, or is she still single?
Brief Details About Jana Duggar
Jana Duggar, the eldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, rose to fame as one of the main characters on the reality TV show “19 Kids and Counting.” Following that show's cancellation, she continued to be a central figure in its spin-off, “Counting On.” Jana, often referred to as the “Cinderella Duggar,” garnered a dedicated fan base for her hardworking, selfless, and nurturing personality.
Throughout the series, fans have witnessed Jana's various adventures, from helping raise her younger siblings to her gardening and home improvement projects. Her independence, strong values, and devotion to her family have endeared her to viewers.
Is Jana Duggar Married?
Jana seems to be single as of September 2023, as she hasn't publicly acknowledged a relationship. The Counting On alum has given few indications that she intends to go through the traditional Duggar family courting process, as her younger siblings did in the past.
When Jessa Duggar and her now-husband, Ben Seewald, began dating in 2012, Jim Bob explained the distinction between courting and dating.
“Courting is getting to know each other in a group setting, both families spending time together, and the couple setting goals together to determine if they are meant to marry,” the reality TV patriarch explained to People. “With dating, a couple will often pair off alone, and that sometimes leads to a more physical relationship.”
Jana, dubbed “Cinderella Duggar” by fans due to her unmarried status, stated that questions about her dating situation “get old.”
“It may sometimes get a bit, like, what? “It's not the only thing to talk about in the world,” the TV personality said on a September 2020 episode of Counting On. “For the time being, it's good because I get to do a lot of different things, but… I mean, it wouldn't bother me. There are times when all the different couples are hanging around.”
She later mentioned how others are continuously attempting to set her up. “People here and there… they're worried about me!” I'm thinking, ‘Whatever.' ‘Hey, I have a nephew,' they say, or ‘I have a cousin.' “And I'm like, ‘Oh, thanks,'” she says. “Some say, ‘Oh man, are you picky?'” ‘I don't think so!' I say.
Who Has Jana Duggar Dated?
The home remodeler was thought to be dating Nebraska pilot Stephen Wissman in early 2021 after they were sighted on a trip together.
A Tumblr user, according to The Sun, tweeted a photo of Jana seated next to Stephen during his family's Christmas celebration. The photo has been removed from the Wissman family blog.
What Did Jana Duggar's Siblings Say About Her Single Status?
Jill Dillard (née Duggar) discussed her older sister Jana while promoting her explanatory book Counting the Cost about her family, upbringing, and controversial religious organization, the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). During a Q&A session, Jill was asked if she “worries” about Jana “and her lack of ability to leave from [father Jim Bob's] hold or hold to [former IBLP leader] Bill Gothard's teachings.” “I don't know,” Jill replied. I try not to intervene too much in the lives of my siblings. I'm not sure where they're all.”
Jill further revealed that Gothard personally encouraged Jana to work and visit the IBLP's Chicago offices, earning her a troubling family moniker. “We were new to the inner workings of IBLP, but we knew enough already to understand why it was only Jana who was invited,” Jill writes in her book. “She was the only blond elder Duggar girl, and everyone knew Mr. Gothard liked blond girls.” We'd make fun of it, referring to Jana as one of ‘Gothard's Girls.' That never occurred to me how odd, dangerous, and foolish that was.”
Jill went on to say that even if she had been fully aware of the situation, she doubts she “would have been able to speak out against it.” She went on to say, “I was still terrified of conflict and would do anything to avoid it.”
It's unknown whether Jana and Jill are still on good terms at the time of publication.
At the time of this writing, Jana Duggar was not married and had not publicly announced a courtship or engagement. However, it's essential to remember that people's relationship statuses can change over time. The Duggar family has been known to make announcements about courtships and marriages through their shows and social media accounts, so fans interested in Jana's romantic life should stay tuned for any updates that may come in the future. Until then, Jana continues to be a beloved figure among “Counting On” fans for her dedication to her family and her genuine and kind-hearted nature.