Phil and Miss Kay sitting in a tree… and almost falling out
And after all of it, they seem stronger than ever. Iron sharpens iron, as they say.
Here are four things Miss Kay has said about their relationship…
Love at first funeral
“When I got my first look at Phil Robertson, I liked what I saw,” she says an I Am Second video. “It didn’t hurt that he was the star quarterback of the football team. That was just added stuff.
“I loved that he cared enough about me to come to my dad’s funeral. From that point, when I saw him that day, it was like we were history — together ever since. I think in a lot of ways, he took my dad’s place as my protector, my pioneer man.”
The first year is always the hardest
“The first year was a real struggle. We were so poor, so in love, but so poor,” she says.
Phil’s drinking almost drowned the family
“The drinking got worse,” Kay says in the I Am Second video. “And I knew then but I didn’t want to believe it; [he] was running around on me. And what I would tell my boys all the time is, ‘That’s not your daddy. That’s the devil in your daddy.’”
Marriage is one long fight
“I’ve been fighting for this marriage for a long time and it’s working,” Kay says in the IAS video.