‘Counting On’ Star Jana Duggar Actually Addresses Lesbian Rumors & Confirms She’s “Courted or Dated” a Few Guys In the Past

“I’m tired of this crap!”

Jana Duggar is certainly not shy about setting the record straight on rumors that are flying around the Internet about her!

The Counting On star— who some fans have long-speculated is a lesbian, due to the fact that she is in her late twenties and still not married— actually addressed the long-running rumor in a now-deleted comment to Instagram

When a fan asked Jana (who, as ‘Counting On’ fans never fail to point out, is the only Duggar daughter over 18 who is not married) if she is dating her friend Laura DeMasie, Jana took the opportunity to not only squash the rumor, but also throw the show’s fans a curveball by revealing some unknown facts about her dating history!

“No,” Jana responded to the fan who asked if she and Laura were an item. “And I would like to stop that rumor. I have no interest in girls that way whatsoever.” (Back in September, Laura also denied that she and Jana were anything more than just BFFs.) 

“I share a bedroom with little girls…let me have a damn friend my own age, Geez!”

Jana then revealed that she has spent time with several potential suitors, although this has never been shown on ‘Counting On’ or its predecessor 19 Kids and Counting.

“I have ‘courted’ or ‘dated’ a few guys but so far nothing has gone into a serious relationship,” Jana wrote. “Just continuing to wait and pray for the right guy to come along.”

(The fan who asked Jana that question later deleted her comment on Instagram, telling Jana she “did not intend for it to be blown out of proportion like that.” Jana also deleted her comment.) 

Although basically all of Jana’s sisters have met, married and had babies with the first guy they were interested in romantically, Jana has been adamant about waiting for the right mate. (Her twin brother, John-David, also remained single much longer than most Duggar kids, marrying Abbie Burnett when he was 27 last year.) 

“Have you SEEN some of the goofballs my dad has fixed my sisters up with? I’m good, thanks…”

Back in 2016, Jana addressed her unmarried status during an episode of ‘Counting On.’ She confirmed that she’s had plenty of interested suitors in the past.

“There have been different guys come along and ask but they haven’t been, I don’t know, the right one,” Jana said in an interview. “I’m not just out to get married to the first one that comes along.

Jana’s father Jim-Bob Duggar has also stated that he has tried to find Jana a mate.

“Jana is one of the prettiest girls in the world and one of the sweetest girls,” he told People magazine in 2014. “There have been a lot of guys who have been interested in her. I have gone to her about each one, and so far she hasn’t felt that is the way the Lord is leading.”

RELATED STORY: Jana Duggar’s Friend Laura DeMasie Shuts Down Rumors She’s Dating the ‘Counting On’ Star

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13 Comments

  1. Nothing wrong with being single in your twenties, I don’t plan on settling down until mid thirties. I think getting married young is a massive mistake, there is so much to experience and you change constantly in your 20’s. Like you are only finding yourself. Feel sorry for her coming from that weirdo family.


  2. I don’t honestly believe it’s anyone’s business who anyone of these ladies date, or marry. Yes. It’s televised. But some people are just more private than others.


  3. Jana may have never acted out with some girl on girl action but you all know, alone at night in bed, she has rubbed one out to some hot chicks in her naught mind. I’m also totally cool this, maybe a little turned on. Hit me up girl!


  4. I expected that for sure but not that she would address this. I think she is the smartest of the family and just doesn’t want to settle for a douschebag, she wants more than that…I am of her age and still waiting for the right one but it’s true that there is no rush for me, she will serve her parents forever if she doesn’t marry. I have a feeling 2020 will be amazing for her.


  5. I’ve been married twice. Once at age 20 and once at age 27. The second marriage is going on thirty years now. There is no hurry. Wait for the right person. If there even is one for you. Some people are happier being single. Although, for Jana, that means a life of servitude to her parents.

    Personally, I think she should have her own home improvement show. She’s a talented woman.


    1. I agree, and one of the best things I did was live by myself/on my own in my mid-twenties. I’m sad Jana just can’t live slightly on her own, like in an RV or something on one of Jim Bob’s properties. I’m sure she loves her siblings, but I’m also wondering if that isn’t part of why she’s waiting – she might not want kids of her own as much since she’s spent her whole life raising her siblings


  6. There are Bigger issues going on in the world, than being bothered if some brainwashed god squad member is gay or not.


  7. Jana and I are almost the exact same age (she’s a few days older than me), and girl I feel ya. So many people ask why I’m single, and so many of my married friends talk to me in a pitying, condescending tone. One “friend” told me that, since I’m approaching 30, it’s “too late now.” This same person has no life outside her husband to the point that she sits outside his workplace every day for nearly an hour, waiting for him to get off work, because she doesn’t know how to spend time without him. No thanks! I’ve seen plenty of bad marriages (and even just OK marriages) to know that the only thing I’m going to give up my singleton for is a truly great marriage. Keep looking Jana, I have faith both of us will find it.


  8. Many, many kudos to Jana for going at her own pace when it comes to dating and marrying. The Duggars are all about “marrying for life”, so you’d think more of them would be overly careful when picking their spouses, especially in fear of ending up like Josh Duggar’s wife. Not too long ago (but definitely after their marriage) he confessed a sordid and extremely disturbing past. Now, even if she wants to leave him, she feels bound by her faith and beliefs to stay.

    Jana has every right to take as much time and be as picky as she wants, and she shouldn’t be called a lesbian (nothing wrong with that if she was though) or shamed just because she isn’t married yet.


    1. And I think Jana talks to her sisters and probably gets all the actual details about how marriage really is that we don’t see on the show. Like poor Joy…

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