If you have been following this family for a while now, then you would know that Jana Duggar is sort of the odd one out in this conservative clan. You see, all of the older Duggar siblings are either courting or married or even pregnant at this point. Except for Jana. It is also worth mentioning that some of her siblings get pregnant so quickly after marriage that it has made some people think that some of them have shotgun weddings. In case you aren’t familiar with the term, a shotgun wedding is when a couple gets married for the sole reason that they got pregnant before marriage.

For example, Joy-Anna and her husband Austin Forsyth got pregnant so quickly after they got married that many people still believe to this day that they had a shotgun wedding. Most of the information for this article comes from a report by Hollywood Gossip.

What was this shocking Duggar joke?

As mentioned above, Jim Bob Duggar made a surprising joke about Jana being single, so what was the joke? Well, when Jim Bob and some other members of the Duggar family were in Australia they took part in a meet-and-greet which was arranged by the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). This is a Christian organization that has actually influenced the family in many ways with their clothing style all the way to how they practice courting instead of dating.

When Jim Bob began talking at this meet-and-greet with around a thousand people present, he couldn’t resist making fun of Jana’s singleness by saying “And Jana is — actually, back in the US, it’s her birthday.” He then continued with “Jana is 28 years old and still single, so she’s still praying about the one.” This comment angered some Fans as one wrote: “Is ol’ JB a little salty that lovely, talented Jana isn’t playing along with the real Duggar family business: marrying off its children for profit?” Well, in my opinion, this was just a harmless dad joke that he is known for pulling and some people may just be overreacting.

What is the rest of the Duggar family up to now?

The Duggar family has been in the news quite a lot recently, some of it is good, such as Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo announcing that they are expecting a baby. However, some of it has been bad, such as Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, being fired from the family’s TLC reality television series after he made some transphobic remarks about Jazz Jennings. If you want, you can catch up with this family on their television show “Counting On,” or you can follow them on their social media profiles.