August 29, 2013 06:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
They spent the season premiere of Duck Dynasty renewing their vows and celebrating fifty years of marriage, but Phil Robertson and Miss Kay’s relationship has not always been so stable. In their early days, the two were separated for over three months. What caused this early drama and how was the couple able to keep their marriage intact?
He’s the leader of the Duck Commander empire and a popular reality star, but Phil was not always the upstanding citizen fans have come to know and love while watching his adventures on Duck Dynasty. Long before achieving his current status among the rich and famous, Phil’s sole business venture involved day-to-day operations at a dive bar. But when the owners attempted to raise the rent, Phil went off on them, beating them violently enough so as to require a hospital visit. He then proceeded to escape into the woods, where he hid out for several months.
Speaking of this difficult time at a recent benefit, Phil’s son Willie explained, “State troopers were searching for him, so he runs into the woods and lives in the woods for four months running from the law.” Eventually, Miss Kay was able to convince the bar owners to drop all charges….but it took plenty of sweet talking!
The problems certainly did not end there. Phil is said to have been mean, aggressive, and much of the time, drunk. In fact, when Miss Kay tried to wean him off the bottle, he kicked her and the kids out of the house. But even then, an insider says that Miss Kay remained loyal. “She stood by him when he was drinking and staying out all night.”
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