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Duck Dynasty's Kay Robertson Opens Up About 'The Blind' and Marriage Trials

February 01, 2024
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Michael Foust recently sat down with Kay Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame to talk about "The Blind," the new movie detailing the highs and lows of her marriage to patriarch Phil Robertson.

The matriarch of the Duck Dynasty business empire says she hopes the upcoming film about her family will encourage couples to “fight for” their marriage when all hope seems lost, just as she did when her husband Phil kicked her and the children out of the home when they were younger.

The Blind (PG-13), scheduled to be released in theaters Sept. 28, tells the story of how Phil and Kay Robertson fell in love and then persevered during a split. Phil’s battles with anger and alcohol addiction are central to the plot.

During one key scene, an out-of-control and drunk Phil kicks Kay and their young kids out of the house at night. The scene is based on a real-life event.

“When Phil put us out, that was a humbling moment, a very humbling moment. And the boys were confused. They cried. I cried,” Kay Robertson told Christian Headlines. “... The boys would say, ‘Mom is daddy coming? Is daddy coming?’ And I'd say, ‘We're just gonna pray for him. We're gonna pray for him.’ And I said, ‘But we don't want him like he is, because the devil has a hold of him.’ And I would even say, ‘The devil is who's controlling your dad right now. And that's why he acts bad. He's a good man. But he needs God. And he needs the devil out of his life.’ And our boys would just pray for him every night.”

At the time, Phil Robertson was managing a bar. The Phil Robertson that Americans know today – a reality star businessman who wears his Christian faith on his sleeve – was years away.

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*Please note: This interview was originally conducted in September 2023.

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and culture for more than two decades. His stories have appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Christianity Today, Toronto Star and Baptist Press.

Michael enjoys popcorn, college football, history, hiking, growing tomatoes, and watching his children play sports. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, husband to his amazing wife, Julie, and the father of four super kids.
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