Of all the Robertson kids, Sadie Robertson looked the most primed to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry. The reality star not only excels at acting but is quite good at singing and is a New York Times best-selling author. Besides, Sadie was also a participant in the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars and went on to become the runner-up for the season. And while Sadie has been nothing but a bright spot for her family, she has had her fair share of struggles in the weights department and was forced into a really unhealthy lifestyle due to public opinion. So, in this article, we will take a closer look at the life and struggles of Sadie Robertson.
Early Life & Family:
She was born Sadie Carroway Robertson Huff on June 11, 1997, in Monroe, Louisiana. She is the daughter of Willie Robertson and Korie Howard Robertson, who is the CEO and co-owner of Duck Commander, a company that makes products for duck hunters. She is also the granddaughter of Phil Robertson, the founder of Duck Commander and a prominent Christian leader. She has five siblings John Luke Robertson, Rebecca Loflin, Willie Robertson Jr., Bella Robertson, and Rowdy Robertson.
Sadie Robertson grew up in the Robertson family home in Louisiana, where she learned to hunt ducks and appreciate nature. She also developed a strong faith in God and a love for singing. She attended Ouachita Christian High School and was active in sports.
Sadie Robertson was exposed to television from a young age, as her father and grandfather starred in the reality show Duck Dynasty, which followed their lives and their duck-hunting business. She joined the show in 2012 and became one of the main stars of the show. The show was a huge hit and became the most popular reality television show of 2013.
Sadie Robertson’s career can be divided into five main areas: reality television, acting, writing, singing and speaking.
Sadie Robertson’s career as a reality TV star began in 2012, when she made her television debut in her family’s show Duck Dynasty on A&E. The show followed the lives of the Robertson family and their duck hunting business. Sadie Robertson appeared on the show from 2012 to 2017, along with her parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. The show was a huge hit and became the most popular reality television show of 2013. Sadie was also a part of the 19th season of the TV series, Dancing with the Stars and went on to secure runner-up position.
Sadie Robertson also ventured into acting and appeared in several films that reflected her Christian faith. She played Marlene in God’s Not Dead 2 (2016), a sequel to the 2014 film that explores the theme of religious freedom. She also played Charity in I’m Not Ashamed (2016), a biographical drama based on the life of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre. She also starred in two Hallmark Channel movies: Sun, Sand & Romance (2017) and Christmas at the Plaza (2019).
Sadie Robertson is also an author and has written several books that share her personal experiences and insights on living authentically and fearlessly. Her first book, Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values, was published in 2014 and became a New York Times bestseller. Her second book, Life Just Got Real: A Live Original Novel, was published in 2016 and is a fictional story inspired by her own life. Her third book, Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose, was published in 2018 and is a guide to overcoming fear and anxiety with faith.
Sadie Robertson is also a motivational speaker and a host of a podcast called WHOA That’s Good Podcast, where she interviews celebrities and influencers about their life stories and faith. She also organizes Live Original Tour events across the country, where she inspires young people to live authentically and follow their dreams. She also speaks at Passion Christian conference every January and other events to encourage believers.
Sadie Robertson’s singing career is not as prominent as her other endeavors, but she has shown her vocal talent on some occasions. She sang Away in a Manger with Alison Krauss for her family’s bestselling album, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, in 2013. Sadie Robertson has not released any solo albums or singles, but she has expressed her love for singing and music on her social media platforms and podcasts.
While Sadie has a long way to catch her father, she indeed has accrued impressive wealth over the years. Sadie Robertson has a net worth of USD 5 Million.
Relationship with Brett Eldredge:
Sadie Robertson and Brett Eldredge have no romantic relationship, despite the rumors that sparked after they appeared together in his music video for The Long Way in 2017. The two are just good friends who met for the first time on the day of the video shoot. Eldredge cast Robertson as his love interest after following her on Instagram and liking her personality and energy. They had great chemistry on screen, but they left it all there. Eldredge clarified that they were not dating and that he admired Robertson for who she is and what she stands for. Robertson also confirmed that they were just friends and that they connected because they both talk in weird country accents. She also said that she was used to living in the spotlight and that people always freak out about her love life. Sadie Robertson and Brett Eldredge are still friends and support each other’s careers, but they have no romantic involvement.
Marriage and Children:
Sadie Robertson is happily married to Christian Huff, a former baseball player and a business management graduate of Auburn University. He is also a devout Christian and a supportive partner to Robertson. She and her husband Christian Huff met in Florida in July 2018, when they were introduced by his cousin, who was Robertson’s sister’s friend. They went crab hunting with a group of friends on the beach and hit it off. Saddie had followed most of Huff’s family members on Instagram, but not him until then. They started DMing each other and soon Huff asked her on a date. They dated for over a year before he proposed to her on, June 9, 2019, at her family’s farm in Louisiana. They got married on November 25, 2019, at the same location.
Sadie is also huge on social media and has a massive fan following on Instagram and YouTube. Sadie Robertson announced her pregnancy on Instagram in October 2020, calling her baby a “miracle.” She documented her pregnancy journey on social media and shared her excitement and challenges along the way. Sadie gave birth to her first child Honey at a hospital in Louisiana on May 11, 2021, with her husband by her side. Honey is also the first grandchild of Robertson’s parents, Willie and Korie Robertson. Sadie and her husband are expecting their second child. They announced the news of their second baby on Instagram on Nov. 18, 2022, with a video of their gender reveal party.
Struggles with Weight:
In an interview in October 2020, Sadie opened up about developing an eating disorder. The disorder came after her time on Dancing With the Stars. Sadie who was just 17 at the time and was working to become a model achieved peak fitness during her time on the show. But as the show ended, Sadie couldn’t maintain her body as she did while on the show and was subject to a lot of rude comments from fans.
“People would say things like, ‘Oh, if you lost 10 more pounds, you would look like a real model.’ I was literally 115 pounds and already unhealthy. That just messed my mind up. at least five times a day, I would wrap my hands around my thighs, making sure they hadn’t grown beyond what I could reach. I knew each little calorie that was in every bite of food I took. I talked about food all of the time.”
But Sadie has since recovered from her slump and revealed that faith is the key to her recovery. She talked at length about how reminding herself that she is thankful for her body has made her more confident and accepting of her own body.
Sadie Robertson has a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 168 cm. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She has a slim build and a dress size of 4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK). She has a casual and chic dressing style and often wears floral prints, denim jackets, and boots. She also likes to accessorize with hats, scarves, and jewelry.