The eldest son of Phil and Kay Robertson, Alan Robertson doesn’t always get the recognition he deserves. A stable force behind the family business during the early 70s and 80s, Alan has faced a great deal of hardship to achieve where he finds himself today. From getting thrown out of the family home by his father to the blatant betrayal of his wife, things were not ideal for Alan. However, the reality star persevered and is thankful to God for helping him find his way. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Alan Robertson.
Who indeed is Alan Robertson?
Alan Robertson is a reality TV personality, writer, pastor, and the eldest son of Phil Robertson, the founder of Duck Commander, a company that makes products for duck hunters. He was born on January 5, 1965, in Louisiana, and has three younger brothers: Jase, Willie, and Jep Robertson. He grew up hunting and fishing with his family and helped build the foundation of the family business in the 1970s and 1980s. He appeared on the Duckmen series and the Benelli Presents Duck Commander show on Outdoor Channel.
Allan was born and raised in Louisiana, a state known for its bayous and Cajun culture. His three younger brothers followed him like ducklings. He grew up in a cabin surrounded by nature and learned how to hunt and fish from his father. He also helped his father build the family business, Duck Commander, which made duck calls. He was a natural leader and a hard worker who took pride in his family’s legacy. He also appeared on some of the early shows that featured his father’s hunting adventures, such as Duckmen and Benelli Presents Duck Commander.
As a young kid, Alan also faced a series of hardships and was kicked out by his father alongside his younger brothers.
“It was all of us, and Dad had decided that we were just basically cramping his lifestyle. And he was not living for the Lord obviously, he was living for himself, and so he asked us all to leave and we did. We were living about an hour north of where we are now…And like a lot of broken families, we had very little and a difficult time, and so it was very hard on us and hard on the family.”
In the late 1980s, Alan left the family business to pursue his calling as a preacher. He studied at Sunset International Bible Institute and earned a bachelor in ministry degree in biblical studies. He served as a pastor for 20 years at White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, Louisiana. He also wrote several books on faith, family, and ducks.
In 2012, Alan rejoined his family business and became a part of the hit reality show Duck Dynasty on A&E. He was introduced as the Beardless Brother on the show and worked as the head of the public relations department in the company. He also started his own production company with his cousins and launched a show called In the Woods with Phil, featuring his father’s views on life and faith.
Alan Robertson has a net worth of around $3 million as of 2023. He earned his wealth by being a reality TV personality, writer, pastor, and businessman.
Alan Robertson’s wife is Lisa Robertson, whom he married on November 9, 1984. They have been together for almost 40 years and have two daughters named Anna and Alex, and six grandchildren. Lisa had a troubled past of being molested as a child, having an abortion, and having an affair with an old boyfriend. She also struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. Alan and Lisa went through counseling and recovery programs and found healing and forgiveness in their faith. They wrote a book about their story called A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption. They also opened a bakery in West Monroe, Louisiana called Miss Kay’s Sweets and Eats in 2016. Lisa is a supportive wife and mother who loves her family and God. She also appeared on Duck Dynasty with her husband and his family.
Meeting Lisa, New Orleans, and Marriage:
Alan and Lisa first met during their time in high school. Lisa was in 6th grade and Alan was in 8th grade and while the pair had a faint recollection of each other, Alan doesn’t remember much of Lisa from his early years. The pair began dating from Lisa’s sophomore year and while Lisa wanted to marry, Alan ended up moving to New Orleans to live with his aunt. The pair tried a long-distance relationship, but things were far from normal, and Lisa ended up with a new guy and eventually fell pregnant. Lisa chose to abort the baby and got back together with Alan after a year and a half. After his move back to Louisiana, Alan was baptized by his father in the Ouachita River.
Eventually, Alan and Lisa got back together, and when Lisa told Alan that she had been molested as a child, Alan had a rude awakening.
“I did not realize for quite some time how much I had hurt Lisa,” says Al. “Not picking her up when we went out in high school but asking her to meet me, never having any money to even buy her a hamburger, introducing her to alcohol and…basically abandoning her.”
Breaking Bonds and saving marriage:
In the late 1980s, things were not good for the Duck hunting business. Alan went to the seminary alongside his brother Jase and things were hard on Lisa. The pair’s marriage looked to be over in 1988 when Lisa had a year-long affair with her ex-boyfriend while Alan worked full-time at White’s Ferry Road Church. And while the affair was brought to light and Lisa admitted the guilt, the pair decided to stick together and Alan eventually forgave Lisa. Even though the decision to forgive was not well received by the family, they got behind Alan and helped him through it. Eventually, Alan and Lisa repaired their marriage and had two baby girls and are proud grandparents today.
The pair often go around the country speaking on abortion and what saved their marriage. For Alan, it is all about forgiveness, and as he puts it,
“We are living proof that forgiveness is doable. Not only does it work in your life, but it allows you to help someone else realize that process. That’s why we can talk about it.”