Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson is going to have a new member join the family soon, as his son John Luke just got engaged to his long-term girlfriend. He reportedly proposed this past Saturday night, and the woman said yes with no hesitation.
John Luke Robertson took to Instagram shortly following Mary Kate McEacharn’s acceptance of his proposal, expressing his joy at his upcoming nuptials. His post was accompanied by a photograph of the two of them together so the girl could show off her new engagement ring, with the 19-year-old holding up a sign engraved with the words future Mrs. Robertson, alongside an arrow pointing to McEacharn. Saturday was an exceptionally good day for the Louisiana native overall, as it was also the day he turned 19. His fiancée posted an update on Instagram shortly following the proposal, wishing happy birthday to the boy she was going to marry. The rest of the Robertson clan are also thrilled at the upcoming marital union, taking to social media to congratulate their relative and his bride-to-be. Adopted sibling Rebecca Robertson, who made her Duck Dynasty debut at the beginning of season five, similarly took to Instagram to share a photo of the three of them together, gushing to McEacharn that she cannot wait to have her as a sister. Younger brother Reed Robertson, whose spotlight on the show is minimal but not entirely non-existent, shared an update that suggested Duck Dynasty fans may soon to able to join in the celebration themselves, by way of an upcoming episode of the show. He tweeted a status describing the party as the coolest engagement-birthday bash ever, making fans think that they will eventually get to view the proposal and following events for themselves. This idea has yet to be confirmed by any actual representative for the show, or by a cast-member themselves.
Robertson rose to fame as the oldest child of the show’s leading couple, Willie & Korie. He quickly became adored by the public for his ditzy nature and ability to constantly seem unsure of what is going on in his surroundings, making him an almost instant fan favourite. One of the highest rated episodes of the show surrounds a trip he and sister Sadie took to the dentist to get their wisdom teeth removed, which led to an infamous scene in which Robertson became so loopy on painkillers that he spent the rest of the day saying bizarre but extremely comical things to the rest of the family. Sadie Robertson has also been making quite a name for herself in the past few months, quickly becoming one of the favourites to win on this year’s Dancing With The Stars, a stint which has so far earned her exceptional ratings from the judging panel surrounding her seemingly natural ability to learn dance routines she had never been exposed to before due to her high school not allowing dances.
It remains to be seen when John Luke Robertson’s upcoming wedding ceremony will take place, and whether or not it will be aired for the family’s reality show. Further details regarding the matter have yet to be revealed.
By Rebecca Grace