Married “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has revealed that he had an affair years in the past and, unbeknownst to him, fathered a daughter.
The 74-year-old — who has been married to “Miss Kay” Robertson since 1966 — solely discovered about his daughter a couple of months in the past, after the girl underwent DNA testing after which reached out to his kids, Robertson and children Al, Jase, Jep and Willie, mentioned on his “Unashamed” podcast.
Al defined that he and Jase every obtained letters from a lady named Phyliss, 45, three months in the past claiming to be his sister.
“So principally, it was from a lady who mentioned that by a DNA search, she thinks that dad is perhaps her dad,” Al mentioned, including that he had at first “dismissed” the letter as a result of the time of the affair happened after Phil had turn out to be a Christian within the ’70s.
“There was a transparent dividing line for Dad.”
However Al and Jase determined to look into the claims with the assistance of their podcast producer.
“I began considering, there’s a 45-year-old girl on the market who doesn’t know who her dad is, and she or he’s wanting,” Al mentioned, “and I believed, even when it’s not dad, she must understand it’s not dad.”
The producer referred to as Phyliss and talked to her and realized her intentions had been real.
“She’s not out for something,” he instructed Al. “She’s a Christian.”
Al and Jase determined to inform their mother and father concerning the letters, which prompted Phil to take a DNA take a look at.
“Once you’re praying about one thing like this, there’s a fact that’s already there,” Al mentioned. “You’re simply praying for fact to be revealed.”
It resulted in a 99.9% match, they mentioned.
“Convey her on down,” Phil mentioned upon getting the information.
The household met Phyliss and mentioned their podcast viewers would get to satisfy her quickly.
“It’s a fairly cool clarification of redemption, reconciliation, love,” Phil mentioned. “Because it seems, 45 years you could have a daughter you don’t find out about, and she or he has a father she doesn’t find out about. Forty-five years doesn’t sound like very lengthy, however you say, that’s some time. So lastly, in any case these years, we come collectively.”