Here’s what you should know about their love story and family life.
1. They Met at the Hairdresser
They first laid eyes on each other at their mutual hair stylist, where they just simply said, “hello,” to each other.
A week later, they ran into each other at concert, and after that, started spending time together.
When asked where their first date was, Jessica told AL, “At first we just really hung out. Probably dinner and a movie. There’s not much to do in West Monroe.”
They married on October 7, 2001, when Jessica was just 20 years old.
Since they were young, they didn’t have much as far as money went.
In fact, Jessica never had a wedding ring or went on a honeymoon.
In a blog post she wrote for A&E she said,
“I used to say, ‘Even if we never have money, we are rich in love.’”
Now, of course, things are very different for the Duck Commander employee and his bride.
2. Jep Baptized Her
In an interview with Fox News, she explained how it came about.
When I first met him I was just hanging out with him and his buddies, a group of people from church would hang out and do Bible studies. We met in March 2001 and in April he baptized me in the lake and then we started dating in June.
3. They Have 4 Kids
Jessica collaborated with her in-laws in writing The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work.
Jessica family includes four children- Lily, Merritt, Priscilla and River.
They had their children shortly after tying the knot.
In an interview with the Gospel Herald, Jessica said, “We didn’t even wait a whole year. We knew we wanted to start a family and wanted a large family. We were blessed to get pregnant quickly. We have four healthy, wonderful kids that God has blessed us with.”
4. Jessica Hopes Jep Keeps the Beard
When AL asked her what when the last time was that she was her husband sans beard, she said:
Uh, let’s see … Probably when River was a baby, he’s five now. He used to always grow it out in the fall and winter and then shave it once in the summer, but that ended about five years ago. [Laughs.] But I’ve grown fond of the beard. I like it. Even when “Duck Dynasty” is over I hope he keeps it.
A doting husband, Jep maintains proper beard maintenance.
“He’s got all these special lotions and perfumes that he puts on,” Willie told Us Weekly .
Jessica even tweeted about the products her man uses.
5. They’re Planning a Fashion Line
Jessica dished to People:
Jep and I are currently talking to a design team, and are planning on having a fashion line out in 2014. We will have clothes and accessories. It will be at all the showrooms for boutiques to pick up. We are so excited about this business venture. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time.