Jessica Robertson Tells All About Marrying Her Pastor As A Teenager


Duck Dynasty gained popularity and acclaim for its family friendly content and wholesome storylines. However, the Robertson family still has quite a few skeletons in their closet. Many fans were shocked to find out that Jessica Robertson had actually been married to someone else before Jep.

Jessica Robertson’s Previous Marriage

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Jep and Jessica Robertson portray a seemingly perfect marriage. The couple has built a lasting reputation of love and grace, depicting a happy and wholesome home on television and social media.

However, it hasn’t always been rainbows and butterflies for Jep and Jessica. In their book, The Good The Bad and the Grace Of God, both Jep and Jessica reveal huge secrets from their past. Aside from Jep’s history of drug use, and their humble beginnings, many found Jessica’s previous marriage to be the most shocking of revelations.

Jessica married a youth pastor from her church while still in her teens. She explained, “I was really naive at the time and I was a people pleaser… If I could have just made a few other decisions when I was younger, I wouldn’t have made so many mistakes.”

Her youth minister pursued her while she was still in high school. It wasn’t until Jessica came of age that the two came out with their relationship. However, Jessica explained that her heart wasn’t truly in the relationship. She wrote, “I also started to feel that I should be in love with him even though I wasn’t in love with him. Everyone said I was the luckiest girl in the world to have snagged him.”

Telling Her Kids

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When Jessica Robertson decided to write about this private part of her history, that meant that she’d have to share the facts with her kids. Before the book’s publication, the Robertson children had no idea that their mom had an ex. Jessica said, “The kids actually did not know that I was married before — and it’s something that we were going to share later on when they were a little more mature. But I really felt like this was an opportunity to share with the world some of the struggles that I went through with that, and coming out through the grace of God. You know, coming out the other side, and meeting Jep, and turning my life around.”

Can you believe Jessica Robertson’s story? Do you think she handled the situation well?