Wacky yet incredibly loveable Si Robertson, known as Uncle Si on A&E’s Duck Dynasty, comes across as such an adorable bachelor that he has even received marriage proposals from fans. But the show’s breakout star is actually a happily married man and devoted dad! He opens up to In Touch about why his family stays out of the limelight.

“One woman’s got my heart. Her name is Miss Christine. We’ve been married for 43 years,” says Si, who has two children, Trasa and Scott, and eight grandkids. Neither Christine nor the kids have appeared on the show — and that’s just fine with Uncle Si’s family.

Christine could be on the show, but “she’s got better sense than all the rest of us,” Si exclusively tells the mag. “We’ve lost our privacy. I don’t really like that part of it, to be honest. But I guess that’s the cost of being famous!”

Si dishes about his love, Christine, saying he asked her to marry him “at least 100 times” but she resisted because doctors told her she couldn’t have kids. “I said, ‘Hey, the doctors don’t have the final word. I believe in a higher power,’” explains Si. “And I got two miracle babies who gave me four grandsons each.”

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

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