Apparently this is not news to devout followers of the “Duck Dynasty” family, who might have heard matriarch Kay Robertson share this information in church.
But in a special edition of Us Weekly magazine devoted to the family, Robertson reveals that she and her husband weren’t legally married when they had the first of their four sons, Alan.
“Alan says, ‘Yeah, I would be the B (bastard) in the family,’” she told the mag.
She said that this was the first time she’d publicly shared the news “aside from giving my testimony (in church).”
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She was 16, she explained, when she made a vow to God and Phil Robertson, her long-time husband. That day was March 22, 1964.
“It wasn’t legal,” she said. “That’s the truth.”
They didn’t get married legally until four years later.
“We didn't do the legal papers until April 11, 1968, after Alan, my oldest, was born,” she said.
She considers the disparity in dates a technicality that’s become a family joke now.
“Now, the family laughs about it,” she told the mag. “People ask, ‘When was your mama's wedding?' and the boys say, ‘Which, the pioneer wedding or the regular wedding?’”