Duck Dynasty star Bella Robertson said she knew from the moment she started dating Jacob Mayo that she wanted to marry him. The 18-year-old daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson recently opened up about her recent engagement and how Mayo is fitting in with her famous family.
The couple got engaged on Thanksgiving, though they’d been discussing it for a while despite only dating for six months, she said. But she told Fox News that they have been friends for awhile before they began dating.
“… Jacob’s my roommate’s brother,” she said. “We have been friends for a long time so I have known Jacob for a while now. But I never, ever thought he was The One before we started dating, that’s for sure. But once we started dating, I just felt it right away.”
She said that it was their shared faith and beliefs that spurred on their romantic relationship.
“In the beginning, we were friends for a long time who played tennis together,” she said. “We had such a good time hanging out. But we ended up dating right when we started talking about real things.
“We started talking about our faith and that really started to connect us on a deeper level, a different level than we ever had before. I grew up in a Christian household so it was meaningful to connect with someone through faith.”
Bella Robertson Said Her Family Loves Fiancé Jacob
Joining the Robertson clan is probably pretty daunting. The family has made millions sharing their personal lives on Duck Dynasty and online. But Bella Robertson said Jacob has fit right in. Especially since he loves to hunt, which, she said, immediately got dad Willie Robertson’s attention.
“They love Jacob,” she said of her family. “They think he’s funny. Jacob fits right in with everyone. He and my dad love to hunt so they talk about that all the time. My sister Sadie’s husband, Christian, and Jacob have also bonded with baseball. So everyone gets along pretty well. He’s already family.”
A number of the Robertsons posted their excitement for Bella online when she announced her engagement. People compiled their responses.
“HOW IS MY LITTLE SISTER ENGAGED?!? I thought you were still 7?!?” Sadie Robertson Huff wrote. “But as wild as this is to me I’m thankful it’s to such a good man like Jacob. We can’t wait to welcome you into this crazy family even though I kind of already feel like you are a part of it ❤️. “Bella, you have always had the best heart and you’re going to be the most incredible wife. Thankful for our family growing❤️ 2021 is going to be one for the books that’s for sure.”
Their mom, Korie Robertson, said she’s excited to see her family continue to grow.
“Our fam is growing again 🤗 @bellarobb got engaged last night to the sweetest man @jacobdmayo My baby girl 😭😍 all the emotions!! Jacob, we love you and are so excited to welcome you into the fam. It’s been so much fun to see your love story unfold. From coming around for tennis, to family trips, to us all growing to love you. Together, you two are a strong, kind, fun, generous, grace-filled, bright light in the world. Also, 2021 is going to be so much fun.”
The couple hasn’t picked a date for the wedding yet, Bella Robertson said. But if it’s next year then it will only add to the growing list of big things ahead for the Robertson family.