“19 Kids and Counting” viewers have long since wondered why Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s oldest daughter, Jana Duggar, has yet to settle down. Despite speculation that Jana, 25, has been too busy serving her many siblings to find a partner, Radar Online reports that the reality star has simply yet to meet her perfect future husband.
“Jana has been pursued by several guys,” a insider reportedly close to the Duggar family told the site. Despite her ability to attract Christian men, viewers shouldn’t expect Jana to walk down the aisle anytime soon. “She has never gotten to the courting phase with anyone, but she has spoken with interested men after church,” an insider said.
Unlike her sisters Jill, 23, who tied the knot with Derick Dillard, 25, in June, and Jessa, 22, who married Ben Seewald, 19, in November, Jana reportedly has turned down at least two potential suitors. “The problem is that Jana’s extremely picky,” said a source when speaking about the men who have tried to begin an official courtship. “She wants the real deal and won’t settle for less.”
Jana was last rumored to be seeing former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, 27. Following several reports of their alleged courtship, a rep for Tebow confirmed that his client had “never even met” the TLC star. Jana’s cousin and co-star, Amy Duggar, 28, also added her own two cents about the dating rumors after Star magazine published claims she was trying to steal the former athlete away.
“Jana and I laughed so hard about this,” Amy said on Instagram, referencing the magazine’s report. “We’ve never even met Tim Tebow. #allsmilesnodrama.”
Rumors of Jana’s courtship with the Christian athlete first came to light in December after Jim Bob and Michelle were photographed with Tebow’s mom, Pam. The photo op took place at a Loving Choices Pregnancy Centers fundraiser near the Duggars' home in Tontitown, Arkansas.
Jana and the rest of the Duggar family are currently filming Season 9 of “19 Kids and Counting.” The series returns to TLC Tuesday, Feb. 17.