"Duck Dynasty" stars Alan and wife Lisa Robertson seem like a happy couple now, but their marriage went through a rough patch when she cheated on her pastor husband in the early days of their marriage.
Lisa revealed in the book "The Women of Duck Dynasty" that Alan threw her out of the house when he came to know about the affair, but not before forcing her to talk about it with their children and their church.
"It lasted fourteen months," Lisa wrote in the book about her affair in the 1990s, reported Radar Online. "Alan was devastated and eventually, so was I."
"When he first began to suspect something, I denied it. When Alan discovered hard evidence of my behavior, I finally broke down and told him everything."
Lisa believes that it was her failure to deal with being abused as a child that forced her to commit infidelity. Lisa's abuse in the hands of a family member started when she was just seven and it continued until she was 14.
"Being abused did something to the way I thought about myself and about men in general. It set into motion some unhealthy thought processes … I unconsciously began to believe my purpose in life was to please men," she said.
Alan and Lisa, who gave their marriage a second chance after living separately for two months, joined "Duck Dynasty", their family's reality show, last year after the pastor realized he could reach out to a larger audience through the show.
While a number of online users have applauded Lisa for opening up about being abused as a child, a few believe that childhood abuse should not be used as an excuse for cheating.
"Although sexual abuse can cause all kinds of trauma, I don't believe it made her cheat. That was a choice she made verses seeking professional help in order to work through her feelings," a Daily Mail reader noted.
However, Robert Weiss, Founding Director of The Sexual Recovery Institute wrote in the Huffington Post that "early childhood trauma and/or sexual abuse often lead women (and men) in adult life to problems with addictive sex and/or serial cheating."
(Edited by Vanilla Sharma)