Phil Robertson’s family appears to be reacting favorably to the news that he has a long-lost daughter, which appeared through a DNA test.
Duck Dynasty 74-year-old patriarch’s daughter-in-law, Korie, and granddaughter Sadie both posted a beautiful family photo of Robertson’s wives by the beach with Phil’s new daughter Phyliss, recently discovery.
And in Sadie’s IG Story, the 22-year-old included the sweet legend “the bigger, the better” with an emoji at the heart of the photo, which showed her family surrounding her new aunt Phyliss, 45 years.
Welcome to the Duck family: Phil Robertson’s stepdaughter, Korie, and granddaughter Sadie have both posted a beautiful family photo on Robertson’s women’s beach with newcomer Phyliss, Phil’s new daughter, Thursday
Sadie’s mom, Korie, 46, also wrote a sweet message next to the photo.
“We have a new sister! We recently discovered that Phil has a daughter and Willie and his brothers have a sister, ”wrote the mother of five.
“It was as much a surprise for us as it was for you, but life is full of surprises, and this one is particularly sweet! Our annual family beach photos were even crazier, and Robertson’s men are now officially outnumbered, so we’re feeling pretty good now, ha!
“Welcome to the fam, Phyllis;” Korie added. “I promise it’s never boring ?”
Sadie and Korie: mom and daughter reacted to announcement that grandpa Phil has a long-lost daughter, who appeared through DNA testing
“Life is full of surprises, and this one is particularly sweet! Sadie’s mom Korie also wrote a sweet message next to the photo, which featured her new sister-in-law Phyliss in the center
Others welcoming Phyliss to the famous reality show clan include Phil’s sons Willie, 48, Jase, 50, and their brother Jep’s wife, Jessica, 39, who all posted smiling family photos with their new sister.
Jase simply wrote, “Yes. I have a sister. And she is awesome. ‘Under a photo of the new siblings posing in the kitchen on Thursday.
And Korie’s husband Willie posted a larger family photo the same day, with the caption, “So good to find my long lost sister.” I look forward to sharing life with your family. Welcome to the craziest family in the area.
Others to welcome Phyliss into the famous reality TV clan: Phil’s son Jase simply wrote, “Yes. I have a sister. And she’s great under a photo of the new siblings in the kitchen
Growing family: Korie’s husband Willie posted a larger family photo, with the caption “So good to find my long lost sister.” I look forward to sharing life with your family. Welcome to the craziest family in the area »
“The dream has come true”: Jep’s wife Jessica was also effusive on social media about the new family member on Thursday
As previously reported, Phil admitted on his Unashamed podcast on Thursday that he had recently learned that he had a 45-year-old daughter in a business he had in the 1970s, long after he married his wife Kay in 1966.
The couple is still married.
Religious outside Robertson discussed the new turn of events with his sons Jep, 42, Willie, Jase and Al, 54, the latter of whom said he had received an explosive letter that started it all.
Bombshell: Duck Dynasty star Robertson revealed he has a girl from an extramarital affair on his podcast Thursday
Betrayal: the reality star is seen here with his wife Kay in 2013. The couple married in 1966 and are still together
“Basically, it was a woman who said that through DNA research, she thinks that [our] Dad could be his father, “said Al, identifying the 45-year-old woman as Phyliss.
Al also said he had initially “rejected” the letter as a wild claim, but Jase had also received a letter from the woman, claiming to be her sister.
“We have 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.
But they were also reluctant to release the information because the woman’s birthday seemed to be after Phil became a Christian in the 1970s.
Former philanderer: When Robertson – who admitted his philandering ways 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 at a rally for Roy Moore in 2017
Phil is a dedicated, self-proclaimed Christian, and a current and former member of the Church of Christ on White’s Ferry Road in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Robertson has admitted his ways of philandering in the past, but said it was before dedicating himself to the church.
And when he commented on his recently discovered daughter’s question on Thursday, 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.
The Robertson story is one of many accounts of illicit children and family members long lost through the new trend in genetic and genetic research, with companies like 23andMe.
They have a sister: the Robertsons’ story is just one of the many stories of lost family members that have emerged from the new trend in DNA research with companies like 23andMe; Willie, Phil, Jase and Si Robertson seen in a promo shot for Duck Dynasty c. 2013
“This is a pretty cool explanation for redemption, reconciliation, love,” said Robertson. “It turns out that, 45, 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, who is a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, added that his family had already met his daughter Phylliss and that fans could hear his side of things in an upcoming episode of his Unashamed podcast.
“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.
Growing family: Phil said his family had already met his daughter Phylliss and 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
No information was readily available on Phyliss’ mother.
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.
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