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Phil Robertson is a dad, again.

DNA Test Reveals 'Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Is a Dad, Again

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By Emily Reily

It's never a dull day in "Duck Dynasty."

"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson has revealed that he has a daughter from a previous relationship in the 1970s, and he only just found out a few months ago.

The news was revealed Thursday during the family's "Unashamed" podcast. Robertson's sons, Al, Jase, Jep and Willie, were also there.

Al said he had received a letter from someone named Phyliss, 45, who said she discovered she was Al's sister after a DNA search.

"So basically, it was from a woman who said that by a DNA search, she thinks that dad might be her dad," Al said.


At first, though, Al "dismissed" the allegation, because Phyliss was born after Phil converted to Christianity. But as time passed, Al began to reconsider the claim, and wanted to find out more about her.

"Once we get into that and start looking at it a little more deeply, I'm like, 'Oh woah, woah... there might be something to this,' " Al said.

One reason they thought it wasn't a joke was because Phil was quite promiscuous before his conversion, and Phyliss' birth occurred around that time.

Phil Robertson speaks on his "Unashamed" podcast.
Twitter / Phil Robertson

"I started thinking, there's a 45-year-old woman out there who doesn't know who her dad is, and she's looking. And I thought, even if it's not Dad, she needs to know it's not Dad," Al said.

But Al didn't want to just blurt it out to his dad - he first talked with Jase about the issue. Jase had also received a letter with the claim. Both talked and decided the letter wasn't "frivolous."

Members of the Robertson family speak out on the "Unashamed" podcast.
Twitter / Phil Robertson

So they went to their dad. Surprisingly, Phil agreed to take the DNA test, and later found out that it was a 99.99 percent match with Phyliss. Phil didn't hesitate; he wanted to get in touch with her right away.

The family eventually found out that Phyliss was conceived just before Phil joined the church. Phil Robertson and his wife, Kay, have been married since 1966.

Phil Robertson is accepting a new daughter.
Twitter / Phil Robertson

Phil is taking the whole thing pretty well.

"It's a pretty cool explanation of redemption, reconciliation, love. As it turns out, 45 years, you have a daughter that you don't know about, and she has a father she doesn't know about. Forty-five years, that doesn't sound like very long but you say, that's a while. So finally, after all those years, we come together."

"I was so excited. It was to me like a dream come true," Jep Robertson said.

And it's being reported that Phyliss may join the rest of the family on an upcoming podcast, so hopefully we'll see her soon.

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