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Jana Duggar Denies Lesbian Romance With Friend Laura — But Confirms She’s Dated Around

Counting On Jana Duggar
Source: TLC

Apr. 3 2019, Updated 6:25 p.m. ET

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Jana Duggar is setting the record straight! After months of dodging rumors about the true nature of her relationship with her friend Laura DeMasie, the Counting On star is finally addressing the speculation head on.

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Jana, 29, recently shared a photo from her weekend trip to Lowe's with brother Jeremiah.

Jessa Jana Duggar friend Laura DeMasie
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In the comments section, a follower wrote, “Are you and Laura dating? Anyone else think the same thing?”

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Counting On Jana Duggar friend Laura DeMasie
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Laura is Jana’s good friend and is often seen with her on Counting On. She helped Jana plan her twin brother John David’s wedding, and Laura was also in the hospital with Jana when Jinger gave birth to daughter Felicity.

With Laura around Jana so much, fans have long speculated the two are more than friends. Both Laura and Jana’s brother-in-law Derick Dillard have strongly denied it, but Jana has yet to speak out. However, this time was different.

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Jana Duggar friend Laura DeMasie
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In response to the fan’s question, Jana wrote, “No. And I would like to stop that rumor. I have no interest in girls that way whatsoever.”

Jana then went on to drop a major bombshell about her dating life. “I have ‘courted’ or ‘dated’ a few guys, but so far nothing has gone into a serious relationship. Just continuing to wait and pray for the right guy to come along,” she said.

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As Duggar fans know, Jana is the oldest Duggar daughter — and the oldest unmarried one. Her younger sisters Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy Anna have all tied the knot.

Jana’s choice of words is suggestive, too. “Courting” is a strict form of dating that includes rules about how much couples can touch each other (even hand holding can be forbidden) and a chaperone must always be present.

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The fact that Jana said she’s “dated” implies she’s even tried a few one on one dates without a third party keeping watch — a shocking thought for the Duggars!

What do you think of Jana’s dating revelation? Sound off in the comments below!

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