Alan and Lisa Robertson’s book was released this week, and it shares new details about the couple’s marriage. Alan and Lisa are a part of the family made famous by Duck Dynasty. That series has shown the family trying to follow a strictly moral lifestyle, but that is not easy to do. Us Magazine shared more about Alan and Lisa’s book, A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption, when they interviewed the couple.
Alan and Lisa are quite candid and open about their lives and their marriage. As teenagers, both of them led wild lifestyles. Alan revealed that he was drinking and taking drugs by the time he was 15. As for Lisa, she revealed that she was molested as a teen, and she had an abortion at the age of 17. That is a decision she now regrets.
Alan and Lisa did date briefly in high school, but they went their separate ways. It was not until they reunited a year later that their relationship developed, and they married soon after.
However, their marriage has hit some rough spots. Lisa admitted to having an affair with an old boyfriend back in 1999. The affair nearly ruined the couple’s marriage. Alan revealed that some members of his family told him to leave his wife, after he learned of her affair. He revealed that the affair “was one of the most difficult things our family has ever gone through.”
Lisa has talked about these times in her life before. This is not her first book. According to Hollywood Life, the reality star shared her story in The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work. That book was released in April 2014.
Lisa Robertson shared about her molestation at that time.
“As a little girl, I had an extended family member who had major drug and alcohol problems. I was easy prey for him. My earliest memory of being molested was at the age of seven when he started to do things to me, things that made me feel bad and dirty. I don’t remember how he threatened me (every abuser threatens) if I ever told anyone about it, but whatever he said worked…I never told [my mom] or my dad about the abuse. Being abused did something to the way I thought about myself and about men in general. It set into motion some unhealthy thought processes.”
Even though, Lisa had shared about these difficult times in her life in her previous book, she wanted to revisit them in this new book with her husband. She revealed why she decided to touch on these events in her past again with Us Magazine.
“We wanted to write our story, and [my past] has everything to do with our story. We just wanted to put it out there — the good, the bad, the ugly, but also what God has healed us from and brought us through.”
Alan also touched on the subject, and he said that revisiting those topics in their book made “story even more compelling.”
Duck Dynasty has been a popular series for several seasons on A&E. When the series began, everyone wanted to know more about this family and their lives. However, ratings for the series have dropped steadily since Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality in 2014. The Inquisitr reported recently that the show may be facing the end of its run soon. Duck Dynasty has not yet been canceled.
What do you think of Alan and Lisa Robertson’s story? Do you plan to pick up a copy of their book for yourself?
[Photo: Lisa Robertson Twitter]