The Robertsons are a family of faith and tradition. They seem to have a perfect life and skyrocketed to fame nearly overnight with their hit show Duck Dynasty. However, things weren’t always as they seemed. Some enjoyed the limelight more than others.
This Robertson Suffered
Sadie Robertson recently admitted that she struggled with mental health issues when first entering the public eye.
Living out your adolescent years in front of a camera is never easy. It’s even harder when you’re a small town girl from West Monroe, who feels the pressure to represent an entire community. Sadie knew that all eyes were on her when she packed up and moved to LA. That’s when she struggled the most.
Sadie told CBN News, “Duck Dynasty was a super super fun season, but praise God that he takes us from one season to the other, and it’s been really good since.” She explained, “I used to live in a lot of fear. I had a lot of anxiety and really dealt with panic attacks, the whole nine yards. Anything fear I was totally living in it. It was actually in a season when my life was very very public. Whenever I was on Dancing With The Stars, whenever I was speaking on a tour called Winter Jam, whenever I was in Duck Dynasty and all these different things I was really battling fear.”
She Wasn’t Her True Self
Sadie admits she was fearful that people weren’t seeing her true authentic self because of her mental struggles. She said, “I don’t feel like people were really seeing the fullness of who I was because I was so afraid.” She admits that when off camera she really had to dive deep and figure out how to free herself from fear.
Now Sadie has written an entire book about her experience.
She hasn’t stepped out of the limelight, she’s just doing it on her terms. She no longer stars in a reality TV show, but she does speak with millions of follower so social media. Sadie also headlines her own tour,
She no longer stars in a reality TV show, but she does speak with millions of follower so social media. Sadie also headlines her own tour, Live Original. We’re glad this Robertson girl found freedom from the madness. Do you think you’d be able to handle the pressures of a reality TV series?