Fans have constantly been hoping Counting On’s oldest and unmarried daughter Jana Duggar would find her "the one" soon. And the current photos in a particular blog has people talking about a possible courtship between Jana and family friend Stephen Wissmann. Even if they've privatized the blog for invited viewers only, it doesn't stop fans from wondering the nature of their relationship.
They Say Jana Duggar Is Secretly Courting Stephen Wissmann
It's the obvious speculation that Jana is maybe courting Stephen as she was seen spending Christmas in another family's home and even seen alongside him in one particular picture. Despite being removed for the public readers, the picture has resurfaced all over the internet, because of obvious reasons, particularly on Reddit.
This sort of detail doesn't escape the fans once they see it.
Photo Source: Reddit, via Wissmann Family Blog
"I think this is the first time she’s ever been to Christmas at someone else’s home and is pictured seated next to that man on the couch," one early comment reads. As with many investigative Redditors, quite a few of them came up with various facts on the pair.
It seems it is not the first time that these two were seen together. Of course, being family friends, it's more common than one can imagine. The user who posted the photo noted that the Wissmann family was spotted at the Magnolia Market last month in Texas for Justin Duggar’s wedding, and Stephen seemed to be standing next to Jana in a photo.
When asked of a possible courtship, The Sun reports that he did not deny the courtship and said he is "busy with work," making it a further topic of interest among the fans.
So, Who Is Stephen Wissmann?
While the nature of the relationship between Jana Duggar and Stephen Wissmann remains a mystery to be solved yet, there has been plenty of information on him and his family. For one, the Wissmann family is also a nuclear family with 13 children from parents Loren and Gloria Wissmann. As many viewers mentioned, Stephen is 27 (also mentioned in their blog) and "the oldest eligible Wissman son" for any courtship.
His bio also says he's into workouts and sports.
Photo Source: Stephen Wissmann, Instagram
Stephen is now the assistant manager of the family firm Wissmann Enterprises, Inc., which provides services that include "commercial roof coatings, industrial blasting and painting, and excavation and trenching projects," according to the company website. Additionally, on the family website, his bio also mentions that he enjoys being a pilot.
Considering he has a pilot's license since 2015 (not just the claim of the family blog), a fan is already preparing for "a Planes 2.0 wedding". Some are just glad that the "Duggar drought" is finally over. The Wissmann's and the Duggars could be inevitably connected by any of their kids' relationship someday, but some more confirmation is required before declaring that Jana and Stephen are truly in a romantic relationship.
Things Did Not Particularly Go Well in Past Courtships, and Fans Theorize One of Them Had a Traumatic Ending
For sure, Jana has remained the Duggar child to have been single for the longest time, but it is also true that she's had a number of suitors before and did previously say on Counting On that she "wouldn't mind" being in a relationship. While she herself chose not to get married to some of them, a few of them did not end well for her in the first place.
One of the previously suspected courtships was between Jana and another family friend Lawson Bates. Nothing was ever confirmed between the two, and they just remain friends. Lawson now has a girlfriend of his own.
Lawson Bates is on a different relationship now.
Photo Source: Lawson Bates, Instagram
Meanwhile, she was also linked to Caleb Williams, but the rumors and what could have been fell apart when he was reportedly arrested and charged on two accounts of aggravated sexual assault on a minor in late 2018.
There were more discussions on Reddit late last year for the potential reasons that Jana is not in any kind of romantic relationship. One of the theories was that she was traumatized after a relationship fell through due to Josh Duggar’s abuse scandal coming to light.
"Jana was going to announce a courtship when the scandals broke and it ended because of them," one Reddit user noted in the comments. "No other guy will ever measure up, so she’ll stay single forever." That might possibly change sometime.
Considering everything, Jana Duggar has made the most of her single life, being especially prolific in gardening. But she also confessed she would go "to the ends of the earth" with her soulmate if she ever meets "the one".
Jana Duggar certainly stands out among the Duggar kids.
Photo Source: Jana Duggar, Instagram
"I felt like, I just want to find someone that would either move to Arkansas, or is already from here, but I think as time has gone on, I've found I do love to travel more than I thought I did," she told People back in September 2020. "So now, it's more like, okay, if I really love the guy, I'll follow him to the ends of the earth. I'll want to go wherever he is. So far I just haven't found that one."
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