Sadie Robertson isn’t the only third-generation member of the Robertson dynasty to grab headlines this week. John Luke Robertson, son of Willie and Korie, is now engaged to be married, at the age of 19.
The Duck Dynasty cast member put a ring on Mary Kate McEacharn over the weekend at his own 19th birthday party.
As a member of a family whose every move is watched by the press, John Luke released a press statement about his engagement.
“I am so excited to marry my best friend. I know my parents married young as well, and they have always been examples of what ‘could be’ to me,” he told E! News. “Fast-forward 22 years and they are more in love than ever, and I hope Mary Kate and I are the same way in the years to come. God has truly blessed us.”
John Luke’s own parents, Willie and Korie, were married when they were 19 and 18, respectively.
But this is a teenager. A press statement is one thing. Where is a teen gonna make the big announcement? Instagram, of course.
“She. Said. Yes. @missmarymcmcmc,” the caption read.
As for Mary Kate, she responded with a, “Happy Birthday to the boy I’m going to marry.”
She. Said. Yes. @missmarymcmcmc
They both went to Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, Louisiana. She is in college. He is not.
Mama Korie hopped on her own Twitter account to pass along the news.
Yes, it’s true @John316Luke923 proposed to this beauty @MaryKateMcE last night! We couldn’t be more excited!!