COUNTING ON Purported beau denies courting Jana Duggar


Jana Duggar, the oldest daughter of 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, isn’t courting.

Rumors start to fly any time any kind of connection can be made between Jana and a possible male suitor. So, when a family friend by the name of Jonathan Hartono posted an Instagram video of himself having a one-on-one bowling date with Jim Bob, fans of the show speculated that a courtship was on like side-hugging Donkey Kong!

A meet up with the family patriarch for courting permission is the standard operating procedure for pitching Duggar daughter woo.

Jonathan runs in the same Christocentric circles as the quiverfull family, and even shared a few pics with the Duggars while attending the recent Big Sandy Family Conference.

After a few outlets reported on the pair, with some jumping from speculation to supposed confirmation, the heat was enough for Hartono to put the guessing game to bed. In an Instagram post, he wrote, “Definitely did not have a 1 on 1 date with Mr. Duggar ? it was a 1 versus 1 tiebreaker bowling game with everybody else watching LOL. And, no, not courting Jana haha God Bless y’all #stillsingle.”

Jana’s opened up before about the pressures of being the oldest unmarried daughter in a family that’s famous for its desire to wed up and make babies. “I know how it feels to wait for ‘Prince Charming’ to come along. I’m still waiting. Waiting is not always easy. Especially in those times when all the married siblings are getting together and you can’t go along because your not part of ‘that’ group,” she told Crown of Beauty magazine.

Until Jana starts courting, expect the rumors to continue – like the recent one about Tim Tebow, for instance.