Kay Robertson married Phil Robertson, the Duck Commander, in 1966 when she was 16 years old. According to a March 20 article on ABC News, Miss Kay, as she is called on “Duck Dynasty,” has been with Phil through richer and poorer, but she likes richer better!
If you study the various bits and pieces written about the Robertson's past, you realize there were more challenges to Miss Kay’s life with Phil Robertson than just scraping by while they were building the business. Although, feeding four kids on around $8,000 a year during the first year was certainly difficult.
Phil Robertson describes his existence before his life-changing conversion experience as “sex, drugs, and rock and roll.” You can read about his former life and watch a video of the Duck Commander as he tells you about it here.
What it amounts to, in unvarnished terms, is that Phil Robertson was running a bar and leading a wild lifestyle at 28 years of age. Miss Kay Robertson, at 24, had been married 8 years and had three boys and a husband who was “headed south,” as Phil describes his wild life. Thankfully, Kay Robertson did stand by her man, and after he became a Christian, everything changed. That was 38 years ago, and he is still telling people about how his life was changed.
But, this may explain the deference and sweet consideration that Phil Robertson affords Miss Kay. He knows how she so patiently stood by him many, many years ago.