After years spent trying to convince her to give him the time of day, Duck Dynasty star John Luke Robertson is now happily engaged to Mary Kate McEacharn.
The lovebirds met four years ago at a Christian summer camp, and although Robertson, eldest son of Willie and Korie Robertson, sensed chemistry between them, he spent the next few years pursuing McEacharn before she agreed to give him a chance.
“I had tried to date her before, and she kept turning me down!” Robertson told US Weekly. “I just kept at it and she finally said yes!”
Robertson finally won her over once he started to talk about Jesus.
“She never gave me the time of day until I started talking about Jesus,” the lovestruck Robertson said. “That was the only thing we could ever talk about. And I knew then that she was a good one, because she would help me grow in my faith… And she was pretty good looking!”
Robertson said he had a sense from the beginning that there was something special about her. He told US Weekly, “I just knew.”
He chose to ask her the big question by creating a photo album with pictures going back from when they met at camp four years before. By using his 19th birthday party as a ruse, McEacharn was led to believe she was just coming to the party early to spend some quality time with him.
When the couple got to the last two pages of the album, Robertson had a note written: “Love you so much… We’ve had so many adventures with each other, and I can’t wait for the rest of our lives.” After flipping to the final page, she saw a picture of the ring.
“She looked up at me, and when she looked up, I had the ring in my hand,” Robertson told US. “I said, ‘Mary Kate McEacharn, will you marry me?’ And she started crying.”
Although McEacharn knew he was crazy about her, the proposal still came as a shock to her.
“I honestly had no idea,” she said. “We were just going through the book and having a great time laughing and looking at the pictures… I think I went into a stage of shock. I was just like, ‘Is this for real?’ He was like, ‘Yeah.’”
Of course, she is over the moon with joy at the prospect of becoming Mrs. John Luke Robertson.
“I had always prayed God would bring a Christian boy into my life,” 18-year-old McEacharn, a Louisiana Tech freshman, told US. “When John Luke came into the picture, I figured God had placed him there. He’s an awesome man of God. He’s really funny, you never know what’s going to happen with him. He’s full of surprises. Plus, he’s pretty cute.”
The couple started dating earlier this year, in March, and Robertson proposed on Saturday, October 11.
When it came to their parents, Robertson’s mom and dad were elated, and although it took Mr. McEacharn a little more convincing, “after an interrogation, he was thrilled!” Robertson explained on his blog.
Although a date has not officially been set quite yet, the newly engaged couple are excited as they plan for their future together, alongside their supportive families, of course.
This article originally appeared at Liftable.com: “Duck Dynasty’s John Robertson Couldn’t Get His Fiancee To Date Him, Until He Did This One Thing”
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