Actress, Jana Marie Duggar is best known for appearing as herself in "Jill & Jessa Counting On," "19 Kids and Counting," and "K1 Discovery." The first daughter of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Ruark is one of eighteen siblings.
Jana was born on January 12, 1990, with twin brother, John-David Duggar. She made her first public appearance in the series, "14 Children and Pregnant Again" at the age of 14. Jana later collaborated with her three sisters to write "Growing Up Duggar."
Like her siblings, she was homeschooled. The academically inclined young woman passed her GED test at the age of 16.
Since the Duggar family is so large, Jana had a number of responsibilities including ensuring her siblings completed and understood their work, planning and making dinner for the family and keeping the kitchen clean.
Due to the growing number of family members, the Duggar ’s implemented a system to ensure no one felt left out or forgotten. They paired an older child with a younger child similar to a buddy system.
In 2009, the system needed to be adjusted as the family had grown even larger. Instead of pairs, they introduced teams. Each of the oldest four daughters Jana, Jill, Jinger, and Jessa were in charge of a team. Jana’s team was made up of her two brothers, Jason and Jackson.
Until recently, Jana has stayed notoriously single. However, on January 10, 2019, Jana set up an Instagram page just two days before her 29th birthday.
Fans immediately began speculating that Jana could be in a relationship. The other Duggar daughters all waited until they were courting, engaged, or married before starting social media pages.
However, much to the disappointment of her fans, her younger sister, Jessa Seewald, quickly dismissed the gossip. Jana unlike any of the Duggars before her has reached the age of 28 without having entered a courtship. Thus her situation is unique.
“Haha! That's been merely coincidence for some," explained her sister. “Definitely not a prerequisite. She's not in a relationship. But if anyone is interested, please send all applications to me. I will check them out thoroughly.”
“[Jana] is not in a relationship,” Jessa then stated point-blank.
Jessa also recently revealed she's expecting her third child. However, she recently skipped a family photo shoot and explained to fans that:
“At the last shoot, [TLC] only took updated pics of newly married couples or those who had new babies. Our family hadn’t changed much since the last shoot, so they didn’t need us this time around.”
Jana and Jessa have always been close. In fact, the doting aunt’s first upload on her new Instagram was an adorable snap of Jessa’s two sons, Spurgeon and Henry.
She captioned the pic, "Best buddies!"
So far her account backs up Jessa’s statement that she is not dating anyone. She uses the account to document her time with family and share adorable and memorable moments with them.