Willie and Korie Robertson celebrate 23 years of marriage
January 11 was a special day for Willie and Korie Roberston of Duck Dynasty as they celebrated 23 years of their marriage.
Korie proudly posted on her Instagram page, last Sunday, "My very favorite day of the year!! 23 years married to this sweet man!"
The two lovebirds first met during elementary school and got married January 11, 1992 when Korie was 18 and Willie was 19.
The couple claims that their Christian faith held the family together all these years. Blessed with 5 grown up kids-John Luke, Will, Rebecca, Sadie and Bella - the couple continues to openly talk about their faith in TV appearances and public speaking engagements.
In a previous interview in 'The Dr. Oz Show', Willie commented, "I tell you what separates me from the guys I know is this," as he held up a Bible.
"We centred on our faith, which is more important than money, our faith in the Lord and also when we grew up, we didn't have a lot of means and so we really appreciated the things that we had. And now that we have more, you can always look back and remember when it wasn't like that. And so, our parents put that in us and instilled in us a good discipline and hard work."
Willie and Korie, both graduates of Harding University, invested and applied their business degree talents into their multimillion-dollar family empire - The Duck Commander. Willie serves as the CEO of the company while Korie is Office Manager.
In addition to their well-oiled company, Willie also gained success with his published memoir, 'The Duck Commander: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty.' The book reportedly sold millions of copies and according to CelebrityNetworth.com, Willie is estimated to be worth $20 million.
Willie continues to emphasise, though, that what matters to him the most in life and what he wants others to see, is how he lives out his faith. "You've got to live it, especially in front of them," he said.