There was a time when Jana Duggar was a wildly popular presence on social media and shared frequent updates about her hobbies and interests with her massive audience.
But like several other members of her massive family, Jana has decided to keep a lower profile in recent years and hasn’t posted anything on Instagram since March of 2022.
Jana has never spoken publicly about her decision to step away from the spotlight, but the move likely has to do with the Josh Duggar sex scandals and the many other controversies that have impacted her family in recent years.
As the weeks of her hiatus turned into months, it was widely assumed that Jana’s days of interacting with fans online had come to a close.
So it came as quite a surprise when she made an appearance on YouTube this week — albeit a very brief one.
And many viewers were overjoyed to see that Jana had returned to the public eye — if only for a few minutes.
“Enjoying it?” Joy asked before pointing the camera in Jana’s direction.
Jana merely smiled and said, “Yes,” but it was enough to give her most devoted followers a mild thrill.
Much has been made of the fact that Jana has lightened her locks. Some fans went so far as to describe the change in hair color as “drastic” and “dramatic.”
Others pointed out that the new look is surprising given controversial comments that Jill Duggar made about Jana’s hair color in her recent memoirs.
As you’re probably aware, the Duggar family spent many years under the sway of a powerful cult leader named Bill Gothard.