Jules Augustus Robertson is adjusting well to life with his famous family!
Duck Dynasty stars Jep and Jessica Robertson introduced their newly adopted son to the world on Wednesday’s premiere of their new reality series, Jep and Jessica: Growing the Dynasty. On Thursday, the family was all smiles in a sit-down with ET’s sister show, The Insider.
“He might be slightly spoiled because my kids and us love on that boy so much,” Jep confessed.
It’s been a long road for Jep and Jessica, who began the process of adopting more than a year ago. After two potential adoptions fell through, the family was thrilled to welcome baby Gus as their fifth child. Jessica had undergone multiple caesarean sections with her older children, and was told by her doctor that she could not have another baby biologically.
“That’s when we really thought, ‘We probably will adopt one day,'” Jep recalled.
The couple says they were able to lean on Jep’s brother, Willie, and his wife, Korie, who have adopted three of their own six children. In fact, Willie and Korie announced the adoption of their youngest son earlier this month.
“We had 100 percent support just reaching out [to] Willie and Korie,” Jep said. “I think that’s big for our family — reaching out and making sure everyone’s taken care of.”
With their latest eight-episode docu-series on A&E, Jep and Jessica take on a more serious tone than on Duck Dynasty.
“There’s so many kids out there that don’t have mommies and dads, and grow up and never have anybody on their side,” Jessica explained. “That’s really what we want on our show, is to have that hope.”
The couple also offered a health update on Jep, who suffered from a meningitis-related seizure and fell into a five-day coma in October 2014.
“I feel 100 percent better,” he said. “Since then, I’ve gotten in much better shape and I really try to watch what I eat. I think having the new baby is good, because I’m having to run around a lot more. I feel great.”
“We really got on a good health kick afterwards,” Jessica echoed. “[We’ve] really started reevaluating what’s healthy and what can we do. Baby steps, basically.”
The scary incident occurred while Jep was out deer hunting, and he’s suggested that a mosquito bite could have been to blame. But that’s not keeping him away from the Robertson family’s favorite pastime. Asked which celebrity he’d love to bring out on a hunt, Jep had a pretty perfect answer: The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus!
“Norman could bring his crossbow and we could see how that would work out,” Jep said with a laugh.
Jep and Jessica: Growing the Dynasty airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on A&E.
Tune in to The Insider on Thursday for more from Jep and Jessica’s interview.