(Left) YouTube via The Christian Broadcasting Network / (Right) bellenews.com
Duck Dynasty‘s “beardless brother” opened up about his childhood during an interview in 2015, and it sure is emotional.
A&E’s reality show Duck Dynasty followed the Robertson family, who rose to fame thanks to their duck hunting videos and duck call company Duck Commander. Phil Robertson founded Duck Commander many years ago and thanks to the help of his four sons Alan, Jase, Willie, and Jep, it is now a multi-million dollar company.
But things didn’t always go so well for the Robertsons.
The oldest of the four Robertson boys, Alan vividly remembers the struggles they went through as children.
In this rare and emotional interview with The Christian Broadcasting Network, Alan opened up about the broken family he once had, and the struggles they overcame to become the close knit group they are today.
He spoke about a time where his father had lost his faith in the Lord, and asked his family to move out.
“It was all of us, and Dad had decided that we were just basically cramping his lifestyle,” he said. “And he was not living for the Lord obviously, he was living for himself, and so he asked us all to leave and we did. We were living about an hour north of where we are now…And like a lot of broken families, we had very little and a difficult time, and so it was very hard on us and hard on the family.”
Alan explains how his father found God again, and the family slowly came back together. In a twist of events, during his teenage years, Alan says he “went off the path.” His father then kicked him out, and Alan described his experience as, “I went out, found my way, and came back home.”
Alan then began devoting his life to the Lord, becoming a preacher, and the loving father, son and husband he is today.
This story has such a happy ending, God bless the Robertson family!