Are Jana Duggar and Tim Tebow an Item?

The real deal between the 19 Kids & Counting reality star and the former NFL quarterback

Photo: Courtesy Jana Duggar ; Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Duggar exclusive! Jessa and Ben Seewald open up about date nights, first fights, and their decision to adopt. Subscribe now for instant access to their at home interview, only in PEOPLE.

Is another Duggar wedding just around the corner?

Die-hard fans of the expansive Duggar clan born to Jim Bob and Michelle of Tonitown, Arkansas, have wondered who in the family might be next to get married – and when rumors began swirling about oldest daughter Jana, 25, and SEC Analyst and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, 27, courting, it looked like they might get their wish.

Alas, they haven’t even met. But that doesn’t mean that at least one member of the family isn’t holding out hope.

“He’d be a great addition to the family,” joked Ben Seewald, 19, who is married to Jim Bob and Michelle’s third daughter, Jessa, 22. The couple and stars of TLC’s hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. shared an exclusive interview with PEOPLE – revealing their exclusive interview, their relationship secrets and hosting a tour of their Springdale, Arkansas, home.

Ben, for one, isn’t giving up on the possibility the two could meet, hit it off and go down the courting path – a Duggar version of dating where couples learn about one other without physical contact until engagement. Rumors of a pairing between the Jana and the football star went viral after Jim Bob and Michelle met Pam Tebow, Tim’s mother, at a benefit banquet.

Having a former quarterback in the family would be a great advantage to the occasional football games between teams in the Duggar clan, Ben says.

“I’d definitely have him on my team,” he says, laughing. “We’d win every time.”

For Jessa and Ben Seewald’s exclusive home interview, as well as the latest on Jill and Derick Dillard’s birth plans, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Related Articles