‘Counting On’: Jana Duggar Walks to the Beat of a Different Drum?

Counting On’s Jana Duggar goes against the grain of the Duggar family tradition by still being single at the age of 28. By this age, the female Duggar offspring usually have a husband and few kids in tow. Furthermore, they grow up believing they should marry young and procreate as soon as they’ve exchanged those vows. While her sisters may follow this road, so far it’s not been the path for Jana Duggar.

Counting On – Jana Duggar Doesn’t Conform?

It seems that it’s a big deal for some of the Duggar family fans that Jana is lacking a husband. Social media users have questions about Jana’s path in life. With that said, it looks like some of the perplexed Counting On fans spawned a theory on why Jana is without a husband. Or why she doesn’t even have a prospect of one yet.

Fishing for Love-Life Status

Jana has been spending a good deal of time with her longtime friend Laura DeMaise. This led to one Counting On fan bluntly asking Derick Dillard on Twitter this week about his sister-in-law’s love life.

The fan wanted to know if Jana is romantically involved with her friend Laura. Dillard’s answer spawned another round of chatter online with people surmising Jana and Laura are more than friends.

Counting On Fans Not Crazy About ‘Uh No’ answer.

Dillard said “uh no.” That was it, there was no elaboration offered on his part. The lack of details and the “uh” coming in front of his “no” were then addressed by yet another fan.

This other fan chimed in and explained to Dillard the error of his ways when it came to that answer. They said, “Derick you should have put just ‘no’ the ‘uh’ implies you don’t know lol, so this is not confirmation for the masses.”

Jana Duggar’s Best Friend Laura DeMasie Has Her Say

Then another party was heard from and this time it was Laura who is the other half of this romance rumor churning online. Laura simply stated: “How about this then: no.” Jana never bothered to address the rumor, which would make her one smart girl in the eyes of many.

Why bother acknowledging a rumor as it only gives it more airtime. It looks like Laura’s response, which was right to the point, put that rumor to bed. But it’s not the thought of Jana falling in love with another woman that should be highlighted here. It is why not being married at 28 is such a big deal to some folks out there. Doesn’t it strike you as a bit odd that a 28-year-old woman’s choice of staying single caused so such friction online?

Counting On Viewers – No Explanation Owed?

What is a bit hard to swallow is the fact that a 28-year-old woman who is single is expected to explain why she is single. Sure she’s not following in the Duggar tradition but she’s still got plenty of time to find her life partner and raise kids. But only if that is what she wants to do.

Jana might be perfectly happy staying single and she may have another idea on what she wants to do with her life. While the Duggars do seem to marry young and spawn families at a very young age, this might not be Jana’s idea of how things are done.

Maybe she’s the Duggar daughter who just walks to the beat of a different drum? And many would agree that there’s nothing wrong with that. You can keep up with the Duggar family by tuning into Counting On, which airs Monday Nights on TLC.

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Roz Zurko

Soaps are an infatuation of mine and reality TV lets me be that fly on the wall when it comes to witnessing all types of behavior, as it never amazes me what people will say and do with the cameras rolling.