Phil Robertson: Marry 15-year-old — and make sure she can cook
(Access Hollywood) — Less than two weeks after Phil Robertson’s anti-gay controversy got him temporarily suspended from his A&E reality series, the 67-year-old “Duck Dynasty” star is making headlines once again.
In a newly surfaced 2009 video posted on YouTube, Robertson shares some of his dating advice, which includes that men should marry girls as young as 15.
“Make sure that she can cook a meal,” Robertson is heard telling a group in Georgia in the 2009 video. “You need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out.”
“Make sure she carries her Bible,” the reality star continued. “That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road. And if she picks your ducks, now, that’s a woman.”
According to Robertson, for men to successfully find the right woman, the man should make sure she’s young.
“They got to where they getting hard to find, mainly because these boys are waiting ‘til they get to be about 20 years old before they marry them,” Robertson said at the time. “Look, you wait ‘til they get to be 20 years old the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They’ll pick your ducks. You need to check with mom and dad about that, of course.”
According to E!, in Robertson’s home state of Louisiana, it is legal to marry at 16 with the consent of the minor’s parents.
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