Missy jase robertson

‘Duck Dynasty’s’
Missy Robertson: "It
Wasn’t Love at First
Sight With Jase"

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The 23-year marriage between high school sweethearts Missy and Jase Robertson of Duck Dynasty has hit a few rough patches over the years that haven’t been discussed on their hit A&E reality show.

“It wasn't love at first sight with Jase,” Missy exclusively tells In Touch. “It took me a while to get to know him before I knew I wanted to marry him.” She also is not a fan of Jase’s famous beard. “I’d much rather have the face that I fell in love with,” she admits to the mag. “He says, ‘When the show is over, I’m shaving!’”

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The couple was seriously tested when they welcomed their youngest child, Mia. “She was born with a cleft lip and it was heartbreaking. It was especially tough on Jase to see his little girl with a disability, so we had to alternate who was the ‘rock’ during that time.”

Now 10, Mia is the picture of confidence, says her proud mom: “She just bursts into a room and starts talking — she’s even done public speaking in front of thousands of people!”

For more, pick up the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.