The Real Reason Jed Duggar Is Sparking Courtship Rumors

Counting On star Jed Duggar has been a fixture in the news since launching his bid for the Arkansas State House of Representatives on Nov. 3, 2019. He announced his run for office in an Instagram video. "I will unequivocally advocate for conservative values. I am a Christian and I will stand up for religious liberty, I am pro-life and I will be an advocate for the unborn, and I will always defend our Second Amendment," Duggar said in the video. "With your support, I will be a strong, conservative voice in Little Rock for District 89."

According to Talk Business, Jed, who was 20 at the time, previously worked as a campaign manager for Arkansas State Senator Bob Ballinger in 2018 and as a legislative assistant at the Arkansas State Capitol in 2017. Jed had a rough go of it, as constituents viewed him as "childish" for distributing leaflets calling Godfrey a "liberal princess," The Sun reported. The outlet also noted that he allegedly accepted an $8,400 donation from retired banker Ross Little in Louisiana, which would break Arkansas' single donor contribution maximum of $2,400.

Jed was defeated by incumbent Democrat Megan Godfrey, who attracted 56 percent of the vote in seeking her second term, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Meanwhile, Jim Bob and Michelle Dugger's 10th child brought in 44 percent of the vote. With Jed Duggar licking his political wounds, he might be receiving some comfort from a lady-friend. Keep reading for details on his alleged courtship.

Jed Duggar is painting his pumpkin for his darling

Duggar fans seem convinced that Jed Duggar has a new lady in his life. In November 2020, Jessa Duggar shared a YouTube video of the fall festival the Duggar family hosted. One of the events that took place during the festival was pumpkin painting. In the video, viewers can hear Jessa teasing Jed Duggar at the pumpkin painting station about making one for his "darling." "Yeah," Jed replies before stopping and asking, "How did you know?"

Per RomperJim Bob and Michelle Dugger don't allow their children to join social media until they are engaged. While it seems that Jed was allowed to launch his Instagram to promote his run for office, fans are still wondering if he's courting someone. In the Duggar household, courting means "dating with a purpose," according to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, with the purpose being the end-goal of marriage. There has been no word yet as to whom the alleged "darling" may be. Who knows, it might end up being the big reveal on the upcoming season of Counting On.