Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, father of four, has just discovered that he is the father of five – thanks to a DNA test that led to the discovery of a long-lost girl.
The 74-year-old patriarch admitted on Thursday that he had recently learned that he had a 45-year-old daughter in an affair he had had in the 1970s, long after he married his wife Kay in 1966. The couple are still married.
On his Unashamed podcast, outwardly religious Robertson discussed the new turn of events with his sons Jep, 42, Willie, 48, Jase, 50, and Al, 54, the latter of whom explained that ‘he had received an explosive letter which had triggered it. all.
Bombshell: the patriarch of the duck dynasty admitted on Thursday that he had recently learned that he had a 45-year-old daughter in an adventure he had had in the 1970s, well after marrying his wife Kay in 1966; the pair seen here in New York in 2013
‘In the end’: Phil discussed his long-lost daughter on his Unashamed podcast on Thursday
“Basically, it’s from a woman who said that through DNA research, she thinks that [our] Dad could be his father, ” said Al, 54, identifying the 45-year-old woman by the name of Phyliss.
Al also said he initially “ rejected ” the letter as a wild claim, but Jase, 50, also received a letter from the woman, claiming to be her sister.
“We both concluded, it’s not one of those frivolous things we have,” said Jase.
“I started to think, there is a 45 year old woman who does not know who her father is, and she looks,” agreed Al. “And I thought even if it was not dad, she must have known it was not dad.
Former Philanderer: When Robertson – who admitted to his ways of philandering before devoting himself to the church – commented on the matter, mentions of God quickly followed
“We know that in everything – in everything – even in sin, God works for the good of those who love him called according to his plan,” he said; seen here during a rally in 2017
And when Phil – who admitted in the past his ways of philandering before devoting himself to the church – commented on the question, the mentions of God were not far behind.
“We know that in everything – in everything – even in sin, God works for the good of those who love him called according to his purpose,” he said, in a paraphrase of the Bible.
And when Phil agreed to do a DNA test, it was a 99.9% match, according to Al.
They have a sister: the Robertson story is just one of the many stories of lost family members that have come to light thanks to the new trend in genetic and genetic research, with companies like 23andMe
The Robertsons’ story is just one of many stories of family members long gone by the new trend in genetic and genetic research, with companies like 23andMe.
“It’s a pretty cool explanation of redemption, reconciliation, love,” said Robertson. “It turns out that, 45 years old, you have a daughter you don’t know, and she has a father she doesn’t know. 45 years doesn’t sound very long but you say, it’s been a while. So finally, after all these years, we come together.
The professional duck hunter added that his family had already met his daughter Phylliss and that fans could hear his views on an upcoming episode of his Unashamed podcast.
Growing family: Phil said that his family had already met his daughter Phylliss and that fans could hear his side of things in an upcoming podcast episode; Phil (right) seen here in 2013 with (right) his brother Si, his wife Kay, his son Jase, his daughter-in-law Korie and his son Willie Robertson
“It was super awesome, I was so excited,” said Jep when he discovered he had a big sister.
He added that he had always wanted to have a sister while growing up as a little brother in a family of boys.
“It was like a dream come true.
It should be noted that Phil’s daughter, Phyliss, was probably named after him.
No information was readily available on Phyliss’ mother.
Baby brother: “It was great, I was so excited,” said Jep when he discovered he had a big sister; seen here in Las Vegas in 2015
It should be noted: Phil’s daughter, Phyliss, most likely bore her name; seen here in a TV appearance from 2019
News of long-lost Phil’s daughter comes after family’s painful ordeal last month, when gunner doused son’s Willie, Louisiana estate with gunfire in car shootings .
No one was injured in the incident, but the shooter was ordered to hand over all his firearms and stay away from young Robertson’s estate for at least two years.
Duck Dynasty was an extremely popular A&E reality show that lasted 11 seasons, from 2012 to 2017.
Boys in the swamp: Duck Dynasty was an extremely popular A&E reality show that lasted 11 seasons, from 2012 to 2017; (from left to right) Si, Willie, Phil and Jase Robertson seen in 2012
He followed Phil Robertson and his wealthy Louisiana clan, known for his successful duck hunting business.
Before Duck Dynasty, Phil and his sons took part in a hunting program for the outdoor chain called Duck Commander, which lasted three seasons from 2009 to 2011.
Phil’s younger brother, Si Robertson, 72, was also a popular character in Duck Dynasty, appearing in the 129 episodes.
Phil and Si were both born in Vivian, Louisiana.
Patriarch: The show followed Phil Robertson and his wealthy clan from Louisiana, known for their successful duck hunting business; seen in 2012