Jana Duggar’s New Man Doesn’t Follow Her Family’s Strict Courtship Rules

Oct. 10 2017, Updated 2:42 a.m. ET

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As Duggar fans know all too well, Jana Duggar walks to the beat of her own drum. And now, according to, the Counting On star’s found a possible suitor who also breaks the mold, but papa Duggar may not be too happy with his “liberal” non-rule following ways.

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For weeks now, Jana has been linked to a guy by the name of Caleb Williams, after the two were photographed at a Duggar family dinner together. “He’s been close friends with the family for many years,” a source close to Caleb told Radar. He even recently posted a photo holding Jana’s disgraced brother Josh’s four-week-old son, Mason.

While Caleb may be a Duggar family friend, the source said he doesn’t follow the same courtship rules, which could a big problem for Jana’s family.

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When Radar asked if Caleb adheres to the Duggar’s strict rules of “dating,” such as moderate hand-holding, and timed side hugs, the insider admitted, “Not really.” The source also claimed that he attends a different denominational church than the Duggars, as he is a Baptist (a branch of the Christian church).

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“Every religion has its own sects and groups,” the source explained. “They have similar belief systems, but he’s a bit different in his thinking. He’s maybe somewhat more liberal.” Dating a man with different courtship beliefs may not be a deal breaker for 27-year-old Jana, as another source previously told Radar that she is “forming her own path” when it comes to marriage.

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The reality star was also linked to Caleb’s brother Jacob, however, he vehemently denied the dating rumors. “I just wanna say that this is total bunk,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “WE ARE NOT IN A RELATIONSHIP. We’ve been friends for 21 years and all of a sudden! BAM!

Could Caleb be the man she’s been waiting for? Sound off in the comments!


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