It’s the moment that Duggar Nation has long been waiting for.
For years, and we mean years, fans have been pining for Jana Duggar, literally always a bridesmaid and never a bride, to find a husband.
Has Jonathan Hartono applied to fill the coveted position?!
At age 27, the Counting On beauty is the only single Duggar female over 11. That has been a curious fact for some time among fans.
With younger sibs Jill and Jessa married with kids, Jinger Duggar pregnant (or see we hear) and Joy-Anna engaged, it’s even more curious.
This has sparked endless speculation and out-there theories, the most common of which being that father Jim Bob won’t let her court.
Jana selflessly takes care of her younger siblings, you see … and there are a lot of siblings in the compound, so he needs the labor.
We can’t prove this, of course, but given that she’s 27, gorgeous and pretty perfect, if she wanted a courtship, it’s been an awfully long wait.
Well, if you believe this report by Radar, the wait is over.
According to the online celebrity gossip tabloid, Jana Duggar has been romancing a family friend, one by the name of Jonathan Hartono.
Jim Bob is well aware of this too, the website claims.
The Duggar patriarch was seen on camera bowling with Jonathan in a one-on-one “date,” leading fans to assume he’s got the green light.
As Counting On fans know, Jim Bob has a lot of (or all the) sway with his daughters’ suitors, for better or worse, so this is a telling sign.
We caution that the Duggars have yet to announce this, and we have yet to independently confirm it, but the signs point to a courtship. (YES!)
So who is Jonathan Hartono? The eligible bachelor has spent quality time with the family, documenting one such outing on Instagram.
“Missing my 19 siblings so bad,” he wrote in the caption from this 2016 image, featuring quite a few Duggars if you go through and court.
Jana Duggar allegedly goes back a long way with him, having met Jonathan and his sister Jennifer on a 2010 mission trip to Southeast Asia.
Not a lot is known about their relationship – if there is one – at this time. If and when the family does confirm it, expect a LOT of fan interest.
She revealed that she was waiting for the right man to court an episode of Counting On, and that it just hasn’t worked out:
“There have been different guys. [They] have come along and asked, but they haven’t been … I don’t know, the right one.”
“It can be tempting, like, ‘Oh, I really want to be married,’ because in those moments, your siblings that are married and have little ones.”
“[They’re] going on dates and doing their thing. It’s like this weird in-between stage. I’m not a younger one, but I’m not married with kids.”
We almost don’t want to speak anymore about this, in the event that we could somehow jinx it for her, but that may be about to change.
At last. At long, long last. Fingers crossed.
The way a mere photo of Jana on Facebook inspires intense love from fans, we can’t imagine the outpouring of support if this pans out.
We would also foresee a boost in ratings if you added a Jana Duggar courtship to this already robust list of Couting On Season 4 storylines:
More to come as the story develops.