Jim Bob would flip!
Step aside, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth’s “shotgun wedding.” Goodbye, rumors that Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo were using birth control. There is a new Duggar scandal in town, and this one might take the cake.
The newest talk out of the Counting On camp is that one of the lowest-profile Duggar family members is about to shake-up her conservative family in a profound way. Dubbed “Cinderella Duggar” long ago by fans, eldest daughter Jana never married and still lives at home which has led fans to speculate wildly over what could be keeping her from moving on. Now, fans are pretty sure they figured it out. According to them, Jana has a secret girlfriend who her parents are fighting to keep under wraps.
Fans have been speculating about the mysterious Jana Duggar for years now. The eldest Duggar daughter has baffled fans with her choice to stay at home well into her 20’s ― especially considering that her sisters are getting married and starting families of their own younger and younger these days. While Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna Duggar have all left the nest and started families of their own, Jana has stayed home, spending her days helping matriarch Michelle Duggar raise the rest of her kids.
Fans have been searching for a explanation for Jana’s resistance to tying the knot (and even courting seriously) for years, and they think they’ve found it. If true, the rumor that Jana hasn’t tied the knot because she is gay would definitely shake-up the conservative family and their fan base.
Rumor has it…
The rumors that Jana might not be interested in courting men started a few months ago in the mainstream (though fans have been discussing the statistically likely gay Duggars for years). The first indication that Jana might actually be into ladies came when an insider close to the show suggested that the famous family’s eldest daughter “enjoy[s] the company of women” over men. While the comment was definitely vague, it was enough to kick the rumor mill into high gear.
Now, a few diligently investigative fans think they’ve uncovered the truth: that Jana is, in fact, a lesbian, and she has a secret girlfriend that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are fighting to keep quiet to protect their family’s conservative Christian image.
“The queen of snacks”
The rumor is based on a mysterious Instagram caption posted on a photo of Jana and family friend Laura DeMaise from the family’s trip to Australia lat last year. Laura has been somewhat of a fixture in the Duggar-verse for a while now ― she even planned Joy-Anna’s wedding ― but people were confused to see her on the trip which consisted of only family, those the Duggar kids were courting at the time, or significant others.
The caption reads:
“It’s unanimous: Marmite > Vegemite (Sorry Aussie friends!) Also got to celebrate this girl’s birthday during the trip. How much do we love Jana on a scale of zero to spicy chicken wings?! Wings. From Sonic. Jana is our favorite adventurous homebody, the queen of snacks and funny stories, and the kind of sister/friend that none of us deserve.”
Those are quite strong words for the Duggar clan whose well-wishes usually consist of the same stock phrases about being blessings, being helpers, and loving the Lord exclusively.