Willie Robertson has had an incredible hair and beard makeover, and his kids' reactions are absolutely amazing...
Willie Robertson has gained profound fame from his role in the reality show, Duck Dynasty.
via: IMDBOriginally airing in 2012, the show followed the unconventional lives of the Robertsons, a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate their thriving business, Duck Commander.
Duck Commander sells a wide array of products...
via: IMDBThe company manufactures duck calls and other duck-hunting merchandise, as well as deer-hunting merchandise under the Buck Commander brand and turkey-hunting merchandise under the Strut Commander brand. It's an intense vibe, I know.
But, despite the peculiar nature of their businesses...
via: IMDBThe Robertsons have proven to be a hit with the American public, as their show, Duck Dynasty, has broken several rating records on their streaming channel, A&E.
And the fourth season of the show became the most-watched nonfiction cable series in history...With a staggering 11.8 million viewers.
But, with their many fans...Comes their many haters.
Admittedly, this TV show isn't going to be to everyone's tastes...
via: IMDBBut, with the Robertson brothers' conservative Protestant Christian views, it is hardly surprising that the family has gained their fair share of cynics over the years.
The show hasn't been shy of it's controversy.
via: GettyIn a highly publicized GQ magazine interview, cast member Phil Robertson made homophobic remarks and racial slurs about African-Americans. And, though the show narrowly avoided being suspended, the controversy did result in Phil's suspension.
And, as for Willie himself?
via: GettyWell, though Willie has avoided any direct trouble, he has always been an outspoken Trump supporter which, as most of us will know, will always result in a fair amount of backlash.
Willie has stood up for Trump since his first campaign back in 2016.
via: Getty"You know, it's like you respect people, and try to love people, and help people, and that's who I was behind," he said to ABC of Trump at the time. "And, you know, lo and behold, when I was behind him, I don't think anyone was at the time. That was pretty early."
He has remained fiercely loyal to the President.
via: GettySpeaking to CBS News, Willie proclaimed: "Mr. Trump is a real leader. He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs."
And even through his many hiccups, Willie remained confident.
via: GettyThe reality star acknowledged that there were "bumps in the road" at the start of his presidency, but he was confident that Trump would “find his groove." "He's not a politician and so that's what I loved about him is that he's not a politician. He's not polished and he says stuff," he said. "And so, you know, I think he'll find his groove in there and hopefully, I hope he can work with Democrats."
So none of us will be too surprised to hear that Willie may have his fair share of enemies.
via: GettyBut, regardless of anyone's political stance, there is never any need for violence.
And Willie sadly found himself as a victim of the worst kind of violence recently...
via: GettyBack in April, his Louisiana home was subject to a random drive-by-shooting.
The attack took place at Willie's estate in West Monroe...
via: GettyWhere several of his family members are staying during the ongoing lockdown, including his wife, Korie, his son, John Luke with his wife and child, as well as Willie's daughter, Sadie, and her own husband, TMZ reports.
He told local media that between 8 and ten bullets hit the family home...
via: GettyAnd, despite one bullet breaking through one of the bedroom windows, thankfully, no one was harmed during the shooting, with Willie himself being out at the store at the time.
But this wasn't just a random drive-by.
via: GettyWitnesses told Willie that they saw the truck drive up to their gated property at around 2:30 pm, stop directly outside it, and just start shooting. So, evidently, this was a targeted attack against Willie and his family.
A suspect was soon arrested...
via: GettyThe Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office in Monroe, Louisiana, charged Daniel King Jr., thirty-eight, with one count of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting and one count of criminal neglect of family and booked into OCC. The bond was set at $150,000.
The motive for his attack remains unknown.
via: GettyBut for now, we can just remain thankful that none of the family were hurt.
And in more recent Willie Robertson news...
He took to Instagram to post a 3-minute video of him getting his hair cut at his local barber.
via: Instagram"I feel myself getting weaker," Willie said while the barber buzzed the back of his head, adding, "I cannot wait to go to the store, and no one knows who I am, I'll be so excited."
He is seen sporting a much fresher trim...
via: InstagramAnd when he is finished, he decides to surprise his kids with his new look.
"Is that a wig?"
via: InstagramHe first surprises his twenty-two-year-old daughter, he looks completely stumped when her dad sneaks up being her in a parking lot.
He then surprised his family in a restaurant, leaving them all speechless...
via: InstagramAnd it isn't hard to see why!
His son doesn't even recognize him at first...
via: InstagramAnd it isn't until he gets a closer look when he realizes it's his good ol' dad.
All in all...His kids are completely baffled by their usually rugged dad's new and squeaky appearance.
Here is Willie's brand new look...
via: InstagramAnd we must say, he looks incredible!