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Korie & Sadie Robertson are happy to have a new family member

by Alissa Cardus (2020-06-11)

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It seems that Phil Robertson's family is reacting favorably to the news he has a long lost daughter, who surfaced thanks to a DNA test. 

The 74-year-old Duck Dynasty patriarch's daughter-in-law Korie and granddaughter Sadie both posted a lovely beachside family photo of the Robertson women with new addition Phyliss, Phil's newly discovered daughter, on Thursday.

And in Sadie's IG Story, the 22-year-old included the sweet caption 'the bigger the better' along with a heart emoji over the photo, which showed her family surrounding her new aunt Phyliss, 45.






Welcome to the Duck family: Phil Robertson's daughter-in-law Korie and granddaughter Sadie both posted a lovely beachside family photo of the Robertson women with new addition Phyliss, Phil's newly discovered daughter, on Thursday


Sadie's mom Korie, 46, also wrote a sweet message alongside the photo.

'We have a new sister! We found out not long ago that Phil has a daughter, and Willie and his brothers have a sister,' the mother of five wrote. 






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'It was as much a surprise to all of us as it probably is to you, but life is full of surprises, and this one is especially sweet! Our annual family beach pics were even crazier, and the Robertson men are now officially outnumbered so we're feeling pretty good right about now, ha! 

'Welcome to the fam, Phyllis;' Korie added. 'I promise it's never boring :)'




























Sadie and Korie: Both mom and daughter reacted favorably to the news that grandpa Phil has a long lost daughter, who surfaced thanks to a DNA test







'Life is full of surprises, and this one is especially sweet!': Sadie's mom Korie also wrote a sweet message alongside the photo, which featured her new sister-in-law Phyliss in the center


Others to welcome Phyliss to the famous reality TV clan included 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, 'Yep. I have a sister. And she's awesome.' underneath a photo of the newfound siblings posing in the kitchen on Thursday.

And Korie's husband Willie posted a larger family snap on the same day, with the caption 'So good finding my long lost sister. Can't wait to share life with y'all's family. Welcome to the nuttiest family around.'






Others to welcome Phyliss to the famous reality TV clan: Phil's son Jase simply wrote, 'Yep. I have a sister. And she's awesome' underneath a photo of the newfound siblings in the kitchen







Growing family: Korie's husband Willie posted a larger family snap, with the caption 'So good finding my long lost sister. Can't wait to share life with y'all's family. Welcome to the nuttiest family around'







'Dream came true': Jep's wife Jessica was also effusive on social media about their new family member on Thursday


As previously reported, Phil admitted Thursday on his Unashamed podcast that he recently learned he has a 45-year-old daughter from an affair he had in the Seventies, well after marrying his wife Kay in 1966. 

The pair are still married. 

The outwardly religious Robertson discussed the novel turn of events with his sons Jep, 42, Willie, Jase and Al, 54, the last of whom explained that he had received a bombshell letter that started it all.


















Bombshell:  Duck Dynasty star Robertson revealed he has a daughter from an extramarital affair on his podcast on 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 from a woman who said that by a DNA search, she thinks that [our] Dad might be her dad,' Al said, identifying the 45-year-old woman by the name of Phyliss.

Al also said that he had at first 'dismissed' the letter as a wild claim, but Jase had also received a letter from the woman, claiming to be his sister.

'We both concluded, this is not one of those frivolous things we've got,' Jase said. 

'I started thinking, tour sapa từ hà nội there's a 45-year-old woman out there who doesn't know who her dad is, and she's looking,' Al agreed. 'And I thought, even if it's not dad, she needs to know it's not dad.'

But they were also reluctant to divulge the information because the woman's birthday looked to be after Phil had become a Christian in the 1970s. 






Former philanderer: When Robertson - who's admitted to his philandering ways before devoting himself to the church - commented on the matter, mentions of God soon followed







'We know that in all things - in all things - even sin, God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose,' he said; seen here at a rally for Roy Moore in 2017














Phil is a self-professed devout Christian, and a current member of and elder at the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, Louisiana. 

Robertson has in the past admitted to his philandering ways, but said it was before devoting himself to the church.

And when he commented on the matter of his newly discovered daughter on Thursday, mentions of God were not far behind.

'We know that in all things - in all things - even sin, God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose,' he said, in a paraphrase from the bible.  

And when Phil agreed to take a DNA test, it was a '99.9 percent match,' according to Al.      

The Robertsons' story is one of many accounts of illicit children and long-lost family members coming to the fore thanks to the newfound trend of genetic and DNA research, with companies like 23andMe. 






They've got a sister: The Robertsons' story is just one of many accounts of long-lost family members coming to the fore thanks to the newfound trend of DNA research with companies like 23andMe; Willie, Phil, Jase and Si Robertson seen in a promo shot for Duck Dynasty c. 2013


'It's a pretty cool explanation of redemption, reconciliation, love,' Robertson said. 'As it turns out, 45 years, you have a daughter that you don't know about, and she has a father she doesn't know about. 45 years that doesn't sound like very long but you say, that's a while. So finally, after all those years, we come together.'

The professional duck hunter, who is a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, added that his family has already met his daughter Phylliss, and tour sapa từ hà nội that fans will get to hear her side of things on an upcoming episode of his Unashamed podcast.

'It was super awesome, I was so excited,' Jep said of finding out he has a big sister. 

He added that he had always wished he had a sister while growing up as the baby brother in a family of boys. 

'It was like a dream come true.'

It should be noted that Phil's daughter, Phyliss, most probably was named for him.


















Growing family: Phil said his family has already met his daughter Phylliss, and that fans will get to hear her side of things on an upcoming podcast episode; Phil (right) seen here in 2013 with (from right) brother Si, wife Kay, son Jase, daughter-in-law Korie, and son Willie Robertson


No information was readily available on Phyliss's mother. 

The news of Phil's long lost daughter comes after the family's harrowing ordeal last month, when a gunman sprayed son Willie's Louisiana estate with bullets in a drive-by shooting.

No one was hurt in the incident, but the shooter has been ordered to turn in all of his firearms and stay away from the younger Robertson's estate for a minimum of two years. 

Duck Dynasty was an extremely popular A&E reality television program which ran for 11 seasons, from 2012 until 2017.

It followed Phil Robertson and his well-off Louisiana clan, known for their successful duck-hunting business. 

Prior to Duck Dynasty, Phil and his sons were featured on a hunting show for the Outdoor Channel titled Duck Commander, which ran for three seasons from 2009 until 2011.

Phil's younger brother Si Robertson, 72, was also a popular character on Duck Dynasty, appearing in all 129 episodes.

Both Phil and Si were born in postwar Vivian, Louisiana. 






Patriarch: The show followed Phil Robertson and his well-off Louisiana clan, known for their successful duck-hunting business; seen in 2012




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How Phil Robertson Met His Daughter | Ep 95 - YouTube

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