There have been rumors flying for a while now that John David Duggar might be in a courtship with Tabitha Paine. John David is one of the older Duggars and the fact that he is still single is pretty shocking. Today the Duggar Family Blog shared an update about Tabitha Paine and John David Duggar, which confirmed if they are dating or just simply friends. Tabitha has been spotted more than once in pictures of the Duggar family.
The reality is that John David Duggar and Tabitha Paine are not courting at all. Tabitha really is spending a lot of time with the Duggar family though. In reality, Tabitha is actually living with the Duggars. This is because she is working there as their live-in tutor. Of course they don’t need her to tutor at all times, so when the Duggars go out to have a fun time, Tabitha heads out with them a lot. This is why Tabitha is spotted in a lot of pictures with John David Duggar and the rest of the family. Everyone has been asking Tabitha and she shared the details.
“So glad you asked! It’s easy to assume and few people branch out to find the real answer to questions like these. I have been a live-in tutor to the Duggar children for the past year. Because we don’t do school 24/7 I am able to join in with the family’s work, and fun activities during the weekends and evenings. Hence, the reason why you may see so many pictures! But, I am in no such relationship. I may just be single for the rest of my life
“I sure do enjoy where God has me, and want to do as Jim Elliot encouraged: ‘Wherever you are; Be all there’! Blessings!”
Tabitha Paine has a connection with the Duggar family because she is the sister of Erin Bates’ husband Chad. The Duggars and the Bates have always been close to each other, so more than likely this is how Tabitha sealed the job at the Duggar family household. There has always been talk that a Bates and Duggar courtship is going to happen, but it just doesn’t look like this is the one. More than likely, it will be one of the actual Bates girls that ends up dating a Duggar in the end. It would be great to see them added to this picture.
Now spending that much time around the Duggars and John David could end up leading to more for Tabitha. Maybe in the future she will decided that a courtship with one of the Duggar boys is what she wants in her life. For now, Tabitha isn’t dating any of the Duggars.
Back in January, the Duggar Family Blog shared a post that also included Tabitha Paine. They were all celebrating a big win for the Arkansas Razorbacks and went out for ice cream. They took Tabitha along with them. The pictures of Tabitha with the Duggars is part of what got the rumors going that they might be more than friends. She has been seen in other pictures with the family too. In this post, they just simply shared that Tabitha went with the Duggars, but didn’t say why and of course people started to wonder.
Are you surprised to hear that Tabitha Paine and John David Duggar are not courting? Do you think that they would make a good match? Maybe someday they will change their mind, but for now they are both still saying that they are single. Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.
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