Over the course of the past decade Jana Duggar courtship rumors have surfaced at the rate of about two or three per year.
And every time, they eventually turned out to be bogus.
But Duggar watchers haven’t given up hope that the fan favorite will eventually find her Mr. Right.
And now, it seems they might have finally gotten their wish.
Yes, reports that Jana is being courted by Stephen Wissmann have been circulating for over a month now, and there’s a significant amount of evidence to back those claims.
In fact, the more we learn, the more it becomes clear that Jana and Stephen have been involved for quite some time.
There are even photos which indicate that Jana spent Christmas with the Wissmanns in their native Nebraska.
So why all the secrecy?
Well, for reasons that are not entirely clear, the Duggars have been keeping all major family developments under wraps recently.
For example, the family attempted to keep a lid on the Jed Duggar-Katey Nakatsu courtship until after the two of them were married.
That wasn’t easy, of course, and fans were quick to piece things together and figure out what was going on.
Now, it seems they’ve done it again with Jana and Stephen.
The latest evidence comes to us in the form of videos and photos that Jana took during a recent trip to Vintage Market Days in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Fans noticed that Jana seemed to be keeping her left hand hidden in every shot.
Sure, it could be a coincidence — but it might also be the latest evidence that Jana is secretly engaged to Stephen.
There was a time when that explanation would have sounded far-fetched.
After all, fans have been waiting for a Jana engagement for ten solid years.
Why would the Duggars keep such joyous news from the world, now that it’s finally arrived?
But the Jed-Katey situation has changed everything, and now, fans that might have been skeptical in the past are more than ready to believe that Jana and Stephen are secretly engaged.
“Lots of hiding going on methinks. Pregnancy & engagement ring,” one follower commented on Jana’s Instagram page this week.
As far as we can tell, that fan is not suggesting that Jana is pregnant.
Instead, they’re referring to the fact that Anna Duggar is pregnant with her seventh child, but is hiding that news from the public.
And why exactly would Anna feel the need to keep such a major development from her adoring piublic?
Well, it could be that she’s hoping to avoid another round of negative press coverage involving her gross husband, Josh Duggar.
But that’s never stopped her from going public in the past.
For whatever reason, it seems the Duggars have decided to start keeping the details of their personal lives under wraps.
We’re not sure why they have such a sudden interest in privacy, but it seems they’re having a hard time pulling it off.
That’ll happen when you’ve spent most of your life cashing massive reality TV checks!