Duck Dynasty Welcomes New Family Member Rebecca Robertson in Season 5 Premiere
Another member added to the quack pack! Duck Dynasty returned for its fifth season Wednesday night -- along with a new addition! Rebecca Robertson, Kori and Willie Robertson's foster daughter, has joined the cast this year.
In the premiere -- titled "Boomerang Becca" (and rightfully so!) -- Rebecca returns from fashion interning in the other L.A., Los Angeles, after two years. The family welcomes the 24-year-old home with a surprise party, even though Willie initially worries she doesn't have a job secured just yet.
But that doesn't last long. Rebecca, originally from Taiwan, is now working with Kori on the fashion blog "Duck & Dressing." The site features pictures of the family, and stunning snapshots of the Louisiana lifestyle boutique. The online shopping feature, however, won't be live until Spring 2014.
Season 5 of the A&E smash series marks the return of the show since its patriarch, Phil Robertson, got into hot water following a controversial interview with GQ last month. After spewing homophobic and racial slurs, the 67-year-old was briefly suspended from the series. After the family released a statement that they "cannot imagine" doing the show without him, the network changed their initial stand and brought him back on after nine days.
As for returning, with their duck calls in hand, Kori couldn't be happier. "Thank you for watching and all your sweet and funny tweets!" she tweeted on Jan. 15. "We had a fun night watching with the family, hope you did too!! #gladtobeback."
Duck Dynasty airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on A&E.