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Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw Divorce Rumors

By April 11, 2008

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There are new rumors surfacing that Dr. Phil and his wife of 31 years, Robin McGraw, might be headed for a celebrity divorce. Could the self help guru need a little romantic assistance of his own? Following recent whispers that Dr. Phil and Robin's marriage could be in trouble, Access Hollywood did a little investigating into the matter.

When they checked in with Oprah Winfrey's BFF for a response to the gossip, they were given the standard "no comment" and sent on their way. Interestingly enough, this week's episodes revolve mostly around marital issues. Maybe Dr. Phil should start taking his own advice for once.

Photo Credit: Michael Caulfield/Getty Images.

Comments

April 11, 2008 at 8:39 am
(1) Delia says:

Dr. Phil cannot be getting divorced! She loves him too much for that. Dr Phil is NOT getting divorced. Don;t say that!

April 12, 2008 at 8:53 am
(2) Heather Meren says:

I have always thought that Dr. Phil and Robin should just get divorced already. The marriage is over anyways

April 12, 2008 at 8:56 am
(3) Maria says:

Dr Phil and Robin are not getting divorced! Why would Dr Phil, an expert in love, not be able to fix his own love?

April 12, 2008 at 11:54 am
(4) lori says:

I just don’t believe that at all. But I could be wrong. People put on happy faces in public but behind closed doors you just never know.

April 12, 2008 at 1:00 pm
(5) Dianne says:

I’m shocked to hear this…It could be a lovers spat or just something simple blown all out of proportions. You can see that they love each other and they have a lot of respect for one another….I hope time heals this and things will get back to normal..They just have too much on the positive side of their marriage to let it go….

April 12, 2008 at 1:26 pm
(6) Sambo says:

I think that whole Britney Spears mess was a tough thing for them to go through. I bet that Robin was angry that he did what he did. She was friends with Britney’s mom and he basically blew it with the Spears family.

I remember thinking during that time that Robin must be really mad at him about the way he handled himself in that situation.

April 12, 2008 at 2:21 pm
(7) Z says:

Could be another case of “I got things to do and ppl to save, I dont have time to discuss problems in OUR marriage.” A lot of times ppl get so involved with their careers and their own self image that they forget about home. Maybe his self his holier than thou attitude caught up with him.

April 12, 2008 at 9:22 pm
(8) KAYLA says:

IF THIS WERE TRUE, THEN THE McGRAW FAMILY WOULD DESERVE OSCARS. THE ACTING ABILITY THAT THIS GROUP WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PULL OFF OVER ALL THIS TIME WOULD RUN CIRCLES AROUND ANY ONE TIME MOVIE PERFORMANCE.

RE: LYNN/BRITNEY SPEARS. DO YOU THINK FOR A MINUTE ROBIN WOULD LET EITHER OF HER SONS HAVE DATED FROM THAT TRASH FAMILY? I’M SURE HER LOSS OF THAT FRIENDSHIP IS SOMETHING SHE COULD MANAGE JUST FINE. THE FAMILY ALSO INVITED HIM TO GO VISIT HER, SO THAT WHOLE MESS WOULDN’T BRING DOWN A 31 YEAR MARRIAGE.

I’LL BELIEVE THIS WHEN IT COMES FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH. IT MUST BE SOMEBODY’S FIRST RODEO FOR FALLING FOR THIS.

April 12, 2008 at 11:15 pm
(9) JUICY Celeb Gossip says:

I don’t believe it! Have you seen them off the show? They are happy and all over each other like newlywed lovebirds :)

April 13, 2008 at 8:25 am
(10) Tina says:

Nothing would surpise me about the bobble-headed self aggrandizing Dr. Phil. I am a little surprised at how he has his wife giving advice alongside him at times…what are her professional credentials? And, Dr. Phil isn’t even licensed anymore himself. IF their marriage is in trouble, I’m sure he’s holding it together for the ratings bonanza it will garner at the right time.

April 13, 2008 at 8:59 am
(11) Happywife says:

Way to go kayla i agree with you. This has to be someones first rodeo to believe this. Someone is just jealous of their relationship and they want to hurt them. I truey think if this was true Dr. phil think enough of his fans he would announce it on his show. Why would Access Hollywood ask the Oprahs BFF instead of going to Dr. Phil anyway. It isnt Oprahs BFF place to even make a comment.

April 13, 2008 at 9:43 pm
(12) Patty says:

the above picture does her no justice,she looks fat.I use to watch the show but what gets me is why does Robin sits in the audience everyday,no life.She doesn’t trust the man?I don’t think he needs her support.He is getting to spunky on his shows lately & Robin her advice is on what degree? They seem like phony people it almost seems like if Dr Phil doesn’t mention wifey once a day on the show she can’t get her moment of fame. He should keep her off the show,and no they are not perfect a divorce could happen..

April 14, 2008 at 1:59 pm
(13) Glenn says:

Hmmn… I’ll pass on the marriage advice questions. Instead, could you help me with male pattern baldness? Your hair seems sooo thick over your ears. Thanks Phil!

April 14, 2008 at 5:18 pm
(14) Deb says:

I hope this isnt true…..they looked like the perfect couple….I mean….a pshchologist for a hubby…..they shoule be able to talk….BUT…..from experience….I know that you cant judge a book by its cover……and I hope it all turns out ok……..life sucks……but the BIG thing is………EVERYONE HAS A C H O I C E …….and when you make that choice you have to deal with the consecuences……….

April 15, 2008 at 12:10 pm
(15) Lydia says:

maybe he don’t know how to fix his own marriage, just everyone elses. Maybe he is looking over his problems at home, thinking there is no probem. Like a lot of men do.

April 15, 2008 at 6:22 pm
(16) Sue says:

If this is true, it will be such a great loss! America is losing more wonderful married couples at an ever more alarming rate. My prayer is, “God, please, keep this couple protected…if needed…heal their marriage.” We need solid marriage role models, now more than ever!

April 16, 2008 at 11:08 am
(17) Dan says:

She looks fat in the picture??? Well, maybe, but fat in all the right places!

April 17, 2008 at 2:07 pm
(18) Jim says:

I am happy to offer to intervene and offer Dr. Phil and Robin an opportunity to counsel with me about all their problems and how these can become challenges and overcome through a little good help. Please extend that invitation to them on my behalf.

April 17, 2008 at 2:12 pm
(19) Lisa says:

**in defense of Robin – when Dr. Phil so honorably mentions his wife’s name on the air, she glows from head to toe. In all the years I have been watching them, I have never, not even once, seen a more loving, enduring, supportive team. I don’t doubt a second that it’s genuine and human (meaning we all have some issues). This couple is no different. However, Robin IS NOT seeking the publics attention. If she were, she wouldn’t have to have her hubby to get our eye!
Let the rumor die and just wait it out -

April 18, 2008 at 8:02 am
(20) karen robinson says:

laeve dr phil and robyn alone i think there great . no one is perfect all the time

April 18, 2008 at 9:50 am
(21) Deb in florida says:

I hope the divorce story is not true. They certainly seem well suited to eat other. Money and elite behavior go together. I believe Robin spends it as fast as he earns it.Dr phil no longer has a license to practice. You can read the unauthorized bio to find out why.Also some say he had shady business dealings years ago.He always states his distaste of porn. His daughter in law posed for Playboy. Can still see her photo barebreasted on line. Nothing wrong with that, just his embarrassment.

April 18, 2008 at 3:14 pm
(22) nhflowahchild says:

Has no one seen the video his wife made ranting about him?

If that’s “perfect couple”, I’ll settle for something less.

April 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm
(23) Lucy says:

My family has been irreparably damaged by the Dr. Phil show. I can see why he doesn’t have a license to practice. I certainly wish he had not “practiced” on my family. He does not care who or how badly he hurts people and I can assure you that he is not there to help.

April 21, 2008 at 12:59 pm
(24) Shelly says:

I can’t believe all the comments on this site about “the happy couple”. It makes sense that the McGraws are vulnerable to the same stressors that any other married couple experiences. And remember, their “perfect-marriage image” supports his entire LUCRATIVE TV personality, all their books, and Dr. Phil’s successful (but cheesy) strategy of getting his entire family into the well-paying act. Did it ever occur to you that their “perfect marrigage” and “perfect family” is a well-cultivated story that has allowed his earnings to sky-rocket since being “discovered” by Oprah? After all, it’s TV, folks .. always a far cry from realism!! And after awhile, that polished image is a very difficult thing to maintain.

April 22, 2008 at 12:55 am
(25) Don says:

WHAT? Are you all kidding? I’ve thought that Dr.PhrikinPhin was on such an egotistical trip that, on certain subjects I couldn’t watch and turn it off on several topics. He’s no different or better than anyone else. His only fame is base on OPRAHs blessings. All marriages can fall prey to the greed and obsessions that come with Hollywood fame. My wife and I, both pray that he andhis wife pull it together for nobody else but THEM1!

April 22, 2008 at 4:40 pm
(26) Nancy says:

If all is well between Dr. Phil & Robin, then why is she no longer in the audience each day. Also, he just walks off by himself?

April 23, 2008 at 7:03 pm
(27) gina says:

dr phil is most certainly not getting a divorce, i assure you. this is ignorance and yet another pass-time rumor.

April 25, 2008 at 4:37 pm
(28) jLo says:

Who are all of these experts on Dr. Phil’s love life? You all must have inside info in order to be insisting that the rumors are just not true. You probably believe everything you see on TV. That’s a bit naive.

April 26, 2008 at 12:50 am
(29) Kay says:

People forget he’s human too. If its not working and there’s no effort on someone’s part maybe it just wont work. It takes two and Dr. Phil is just one man. I know many people give give the best advice but can’t adhere to there own.

maybe she needs attention and since his career has taken off she’s not getting it. Who Knows!!! that should stay between there doors though.

The public love celebrity business but dont get in there’s. Poor people, there lives are on front street all the time.

I feel sorry for them.

April 26, 2008 at 11:06 am
(30) Sherry says:

Lucy, don’t feel alone..My daughter who is a huge fan,watches all his shows,buys his stuff..etc.etc.Her life is now a mess..She feels empowered to run over everyones life,quoting Dr.Phil all the way..wish I had told her to watch cartoons instead..I feel DR.Phil has a “God Complex”..and a very dangerous celebrity, to hisself and others..

April 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm
(31) I sell Avon says:

I just watched the show today and hge walked off the set by himself. It may be true.

April 29, 2008 at 6:35 pm
(32) Liz says:

I wish everyone cared about what else is going on in the world as much as they do about Dr. Phil’s marriage. Wake up people!

Not saying any of you people don’t care..I just am so un-interested in the whole thing.

April 29, 2008 at 11:24 pm
(33) Huh? says:

Then why are you on here?^^

April 30, 2008 at 9:32 pm
(34) susie till says:

i just don’t think it’s true.they seemlike they are so much in love.but this may be the case. if it is, that’s their personal business. he’s still a goog doctor. he is loyal to his patients.i stand by him. keep it up dr. phil.

May 1, 2008 at 7:02 pm
(35) shaley says:

i think she should kick his big butt to the curb!!!!!
esecially after his recent interest in biling teenagers out of jail who nearly killed a girl like wtf????? is wrong wit him he is suppossed to be a DR ya right why would a dr help a teenager who has violently broken the law for kicks???
i think its aload of crap!!!

May 3, 2008 at 7:48 pm
(36) maria says:

i dont want to believe it!i think that if it is true then i am sure they can both work things out .after all people just love to spred rumors!

May 23, 2008 at 6:23 am
(37) Valerie says:

To Suzanne Amerson:
When you learn how to properly spell, you should then look in the mirror at yourself before you judge others. You and the others who are judging on rumors, obviously have low self esteem, and need to put down others to feel better about yourself. Another thing, The McGraw’s have been married for 31 years, I’m sure they did not ALWAYS have so much money, morons.

May 24, 2008 at 4:17 pm
(38) Mrs S says:

I hope there’s no truth to the rumors.

I have been thinking that maybe they’ve become too “worldly” and the Hollywood couple in the last few years. Maybe have compromised their principles one too many times for the show, etc.

But they’ve been married 31 years and much of that success has been because Mrs. McGraw has been the true help mate to her successful husband.

I would hate to see her get caught up in that “it’s all about ME!” stuff that Oprah promotes and ruin her marriage.

Dr. Phil also needs to remember that he isn’t just a self made man….he’s the sucessful man of a wonderful supportive wife, and any thing he’s enjoyed in life has been allowed or given him by GOD.

Both of them need to get back to their roots.

I wish them the best.

May 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm
(39) Ms. P says:

Where’s there’s smoke – there is fire.

I’ve also watched the show a few times the past week or so – once upon a time, he made a private gesture to acknowledge her in the audience AND they walked out at the end of each show together. Not lately.

But as so many have posted – just a rumor. (One that isn’t that hard to believe.)

May 31, 2008 at 1:36 pm
(40) sharon says:

My personal opinion is that Dr. Phil would be hard to live with . . . period.

Sometimes the mate can just KILL all the love.

May 31, 2008 at 1:54 pm
(41) Angel says:

What happens behind closed doors no one knows. I enhanced my ex-husband’s career and was verbally and physically abused. Even broken bones. I was just too embarassed to tell anyone. He, to this day, even remarried for a fourth time, tells people how much he loves me. No One Knew. Angel

June 1, 2008 at 12:12 am
(42) mike says:

I knew it and told my girl this 3-4 months ago! She is too good for that chrome dome. He should practice what he preaches.

June 1, 2008 at 4:56 am
(43) Ralph DeMattia says:

That’s FUNNY! Has anyone but me noticed the look on Dr. Phil’s wife’s face as she “leads” him out of the studio after each show? She looks like King Midas checking his gold pile t see it it’s all there, which I think is EXACTLY the case. What is she without him? NOTHING! If it weren’t for her husband, the FBI woukldn’t know where Robin was. Look at the inro screens to each show; she’s pictured 5 times, and you’ll see her at LEAST 5 or 6 times during show’s telecast, wether the show or topic has anything to do with her. Talk about insecure! I’d like to see him dump her. She’s a celebrity wannabe yet nevverwill!

June 1, 2008 at 5:21 am
(44) EVELYN HENDRICKSON says:

SURE HOPE THIS IS THE MEDIA AGAIN AND NOT TRUE. THE MEDIA CREEPS LOVE TO BREAK UP MARRIAGES AND SINCE DR. PHIL HAS BEEN PUT ON THEIR LIST LIKE TOM CRUISE AND ANYONE ELSE THEY DECIDE IS FAIR GAME I DON’T BELIEVE A WORD OF IT. REPORTERS MUST LEAD MISERABLE LITTLE LIVES TO ONLY DREAM UP SLIME ABOUT PEOPLE.

June 1, 2008 at 6:16 am
(45) Suzanne Amerson says:

TO VALERIE!!!!! Here is a penny. Get a life. They opt to be famous and therefore thier laundry (dirty or not ) will be aired. Mine is not and U go clean your house after U get that life!!

June 1, 2008 at 6:20 am
(46) Suzanne Amerson says:

TO VALERIE!!! ARE YOU ALWAYS SO BORED THAT YOU RAD AOL JUNK THAT WAS POSTED WEEKS AGO. WHAT PROMPTED ME BACK HERE IS THE FACTS ARE RESURFACING. BETTER GIVE YOU 2 PENCE. ONE FOR A LIFE AND ONE FOR YOUR OWN SELF ESTEEN OR LACK THEREOF!

June 1, 2008 at 6:29 am
(47) Wendy says:

Just read all the post since these rumors have resurfaced yet again. Only tttttruthful conclusion and observation I came to was I agree with that Suzanne that VALERIE needs a life and I missed the eepisode of him walking off the set by himself. Guess we will have to wait and see. Fame can do that to couples. Sad but true.

June 1, 2008 at 6:33 am
(48) Suzanne says:

BY THE WAY, VALERIE???? ARE YOU PERFECT AND WHEN YOU HAVE 3 BROKEN FINGERS DO YOU NEVER MAKE TYPOS. AGAIN – GET A LIFE BESIDES DOING SPELL CHECK AT AOL POSTS. YOU MUST REALLY BE BORED WITH YOUR LIFE. GO DO SOME VOLUNTEER WORK AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY AS DOGS USUALLY FIT IN WELL.

June 1, 2008 at 6:38 am
(49) Suzanne says:

Now Val – don’t disappoint me. Go thru all the latest posts and do spell check ROFLMBO

June 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm
(50) Magere says:

Shock! Horror! Shock! Horror!

What a pathetic specimen he is. All the garbege we have to listen to (unless we have the sense to press to “OFF” button) may just come to an end. Lets hope so.

June 2, 2008 at 7:28 pm
(51) God says:

Don’t be so naive. “Dr. Phil getting a divorce would be like snow in Arizona”?? dr. Phil is about as much of a Dr. as Dr. Seuss. And he knows no more about relationships than your average person with common sense. THIS IS FACT.

Did the misguided and undeserved fame and fortune het to him?? OF COURSE. But this would be completely unacceptable for him given how he sells himself as some relationship expert (which is a joke). if true he should RESIGN from his show.

June 2, 2008 at 7:42 pm
(52) Jo Ann says:

I don’t know what the big deal is. O.K. people; just like former President Bill Clinton; he make have been the President of the United States but he was a MAN and not GOD. Dr. Phil may be a “celebrity” talk show host that gives relationship advice but he is a MAN and not GOD. People make mistakes in life. There is only one perfect person and that is GOD so why don’t we just wish the best for Dr. Phil and Robin. Dr. Phil I LOVE YOUR SHOW AND WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH AS LONG AS YOU ARE ON THE AIRE!

June 4, 2008 at 2:58 am
(53) skip in dallas says:

I like Dr. Phil, but I think he is getting his just desserts. He is so pious. I love it when he gives advice on how to loose weight. Sounds like his relationship advice is also working well for him. Robin deserves 200 million. She has been by his side the entire time.

June 5, 2008 at 2:45 pm
(54) Suzy says:

My friend told me about this yesterday, saying she read it on the front page of the National Inquirer. I told her that if it was on there, it couldn’t be believed, however, it looks like others are saying the same thing. I hope it is not true, as I think it would totally discredit Dr. Phil.

June 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm
(55) Satyrn says:

I’ve always been very pro-divorce.

No comment on Robin & Dr. Phil.

June 7, 2008 at 1:03 am
(56) ugg boots air jordans says:

I am not surprised one bit. I find him to be very phony!

June 7, 2008 at 11:54 am
(57) Kimberly says:

I hope this isn’t so. But now a days, nothing suprisesme. They are human. His job is just on TV and their lives can be peeked at on TV. If my husband’s job was in the public eye, and that is where we earned our money, I would smile too and not let on…otherwise the money dries up….But, I do wish them the best and hope it’s a rumor.

June 13, 2008 at 2:21 pm
(58) Andreane says:

Wow! Cat fight between Valerie and Suzanne! Ha! I can’t beleive ppl are ACTUALLY arguing about Dr Phil’s (rumoured) personnal life! Its low guys! I totally agree with Lewis! Let the truth come out before commenting on idiotic rumors!
Much love!

June 14, 2008 at 2:01 am
(59) Darlene Adams says:

I hope it is not true. It is because of true love and devotion that Robin sits in the audience every day to share in the experience of the show with Dr. Phil. The longer a couple are married, love and companionship can bring about a closeness so that what the other one thinks, believes and does are an essential part of you.

June 28, 2008 at 10:27 am
(60) Kimberly says:

Nah!!!!!!

June 28, 2008 at 1:17 pm
(61) Sgt Mom says:

I don’t think it is true and I think people should stay out of other peoples lives. You wouldn’t like it if we were all talking about you. They are humans and should be able to live their own lives.

June 30, 2008 at 5:20 pm
(62) Bee says:

Come on! How many celebrity marriages(and they are celebrities) end up in shambles. They are no different.
Wouldn’t it be healthier for her to have her own life…by that I mean a career and income.
When you change values because a son married a playboy gal something is diffidently amiss.
Sigh…I thought he might have some “Life Strageties”

July 1, 2008 at 12:28 am
(63) Sharon says:

If it were to be true the only possible explanation would be that Robin sprouted a brain!

His evil “Jerry Springer” side has taken over. He’s all about ego and sensationalism now. He’s definitely not what he once was.

I hope it’s not true just from a human standpoint. Divorces hurt a lot more than 2 people.

I do believe that this is one of those standard email things…..just a thing.

July 1, 2008 at 10:03 pm
(64) Tori says:

Dr. Phil really lays it on thick when cheating spouses are on the program. “What gives you the right to sleep with this man’s wife?” “Don’t you realize how many lives this affects?”

He has to walk the walk to talk the talk, and if he doesn’t or hasn’t, then it’s time to take him off the talking route. It blows his credibility all apart.

July 4, 2008 at 11:59 am
(65) Katherine says:

Dr. Phil getting a divorce? What advice would this ole mighty, self proclaimed doctor give himself? How dare he give relationship advice to anybody! Big phony! Doesn’t the networks check credentials? Why was he even allowed to use the title “Dr.”? Deception at its worst!!!!
Just yesterday I was going through my things and ran across one of his books. Donate it? NO WAY! It went right into the paperbasket; its only good and honorable purpose is to become mulch in some landfill. Analyze that!!!

July 5, 2008 at 12:55 pm
(66) Miss Anthropic says:

Let’s get real … even medical doctors get sick, cancer, and many other things they operate, cure, or manage with their patients everyday.

I hope for them it’s not true.

Whether you think him arrogant or great … why do we have to berate people … oh that’s right to make ourselves feel better about ourselves … and in the words or common people but ones Dr Phil uses himself … “How’s that working out for you?”

By knocking someone else whether they are really down or not doesn’t fix the problems in our own life.

Get over yourselves and have compassion if this is true. He’s just a person like any of us. And yes at times he can irk you but all of us do that to each other on a daily basis.

July 7, 2008 at 12:07 am
(67) Watch Dog says:

Miss A what is your problem? Let us get real. A man pretends to be a doctor; those who watch his show or buy his books don’t realize this.

He profits from his show and profits from his books and profits from this title “Dr.” raking in the dollars for years, smiling all the while.

That is a fact and shouldn’t make anybody feel better about themselves by stating it. Again, IT IS A FACT. This Miss A. must have a problem with facts. He DOES pretend to be a doctor giving relationship advice and when his own goes south so what, he had it coming.

How many people did he give the wrong advice to? We will never know. Do you feel for those people? You should!!!!! You should feel more for anybody that took his advice and (sad to say probably) took it believing it was a doctor’s advice.

That is the saddest of facts! You asked for it, let’s get REAL!

July 7, 2008 at 4:00 pm
(68) Fan says:

ok ok… we are getting off topic here. but he is a DR. whether he has that piece of paper from the state updated or not it doesn’t effect his judgment. he has enough experience to back up his theory and there are many times where he has DRs to give their opinions. it is not a biggy my problem is when he has his wife giving advices as if it is some she inherited from him next thing we will have one of his sons filling in.

July 10, 2008 at 9:05 pm
(69) Kimberley says:

I can’t see this happening and if it does maybe he can video himself and Robin in the Dr Phil house working on their marriage. This will show the world that he does take his own advise.

Something for us all to look at. Why is it that we a human find so much time and energy worrying about the misfortune of others? If Robin and Dr Phil is getting a divorce what business is it of ours? Hell do we not expect them to be human and go through the same changes that everyone else in the world goes through?

We got misssing kids, people dying of hunger,diseases, murderers walking the streets, child molester in our neighbor hoods and homes, violence offensives talking place in every part of the world and here we sit worrying about Dr Phil’s marriage.

For all of us Dr. Phil fans; if they are getting a divorce; as he always says “it’s better to be happy alone then miserable with somebody else”. If they are divorcing then I say thank you “Robin and Phil” for showing us that you practice what you preach.

If we have true concern about the humor let’s try and support what they maybe going through. If we can’t offer concern to them it’s us we need to focus on, not Robin and Phil.

Kimberley form San Diego.
Loyal Dr. Phil fan.

July 12, 2008 at 11:26 pm
(70) Mary Robbins says:

I don’t see how anyone can live with anyone else that thinks they know all the answers all the time. Dr. Phil’s answers may be educated opinions, but they are still just his opinion.

July 30, 2008 at 8:45 am
(71) Fee-Fee says:

I truly wish Dr. Phil and Robin the very best! I was listening to 94.9 The Point this morning and it was mentioned that, “Dr. Phil is selling their mansion!”

August 1, 2008 at 1:50 am
(72) Dr Phil divorce says:

Dr Phil is definitely getting a divorce. You people are kidding yourself if you think he isn’t. Dr Phil and robin will be In divorce court before you know it.

August 2, 2008 at 11:45 am
(73) refriedtoad says:

HE WAS BROUGHT UP ON SEX CHARGES IN TEXAS…HIS DADDY’S A PERV. TOO…GOOGLE IT…WHAT A DIRTBAG….COOKBOOK PSYCH

August 2, 2008 at 11:59 am
(74) Laveral Rogers says:

I think that if we personally knew some of our singing and acting heros, we probably wouldn’t like them and their personality. Some of us live in a fantasy world, when it comes to celebrities.

August 2, 2008 at 12:04 pm
(75) refriedtoad says:

THE COMMENT DIRECTLY ABOVE THIS WAS ABOUT THE SPEARS GIRL

Default The Making of Dr. Phil: The Straight Talking True Story
This arcticle was posted previously, back in April, but it’s worth repeating.
I need to read this book. Has anyone read it??

In the book The Making of Dr. Phil: The Straight-Talking True Story of Everyone’s Favorite Therapist, authors Sophia Dembling {a former reporter for The Dallas Morning News} and Lisa Gutierrez unearth some little known facts about the good doctor, most notably that he was married from 1970 to 1973 to Debbie Higgins McCall and then went on to marry his current wife Robin, in 1976.

Then of course, there’s that ‘let’s shove this under the rug so nobody finds out’ account of his affair with a 19 year old therapy client back in 1988, who said that the relationship between them was ‘both sexual and codependent’. He was reprimanded by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for the relationship and was then subsequently required to take ethics classes to continue his practice. Instead of completing the classes, he founded Courtroom Sciences – a consulting firm that provides advice to law firms in making psychological arguments.

The book also accuses Dr. Phil of unethical business practices and exploitation of guests on his television show, Dr. Phil – produced by Harpo Studios and owned by Oprah Winfrey – with a brand of ‘pop psychology’.

August 3, 2008 at 8:27 pm
(76) Realy says:

I too helped my husband further his career while putting mine on the backburner to raise our children. After 18 years, he left me for someone who was as career oriented as he is. I hope and pray these are just rumors. Divorce is so painful, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

August 3, 2008 at 11:14 pm
(77) Kellie says:

I would bet $100,000.00 that this is a LIE. If anyone watches his show and really pays attention…they would know in an instant how much he loves his wife. You can tell it in his eyes. The ONLY way that I would be convinced that this is true would be to hear him say it on his show.

August 4, 2008 at 12:20 am
(78) Kimberly says:

First of all, anyone who claims they “put their career on the back burner to raise kids and so the husband could further his…” [Realy] never had a career.
Second, all this nonsense of “leave them alone, they’re human…” is silly. If they wish to be left alone, they should GO OFF the air. NOT start a new show like they are doing. It’s all part of the fame and glory one signs up for when trying to become a star.

And third, if they are getting a divorce, it’s NOT sad, it’s NOT funny… it’s only ironic. (but get real, if u were married to her, wouldn’t u want a divorce? One more “Christian” claim out of her and I think I’ll vomit)

August 5, 2008 at 12:16 am
(79) stargazer says:

I just saw on the cover of a tabloid at the market that they’re now fighting over assets.

Does she even have her own money?

August 5, 2008 at 5:54 pm
(80) Diane says:

People who read and actually believe what they read in these “checkout rags” have to much time on their hands. Dr. Phil & Robin are wonderful Christian examples of what marriage is all about and anyone who thinks otherwise must be full of jealousy and envy. Leave them alone, get a life and allow them to have their privacy as they deserve.

August 8, 2008 at 5:51 pm
(81) Mrs. S says:

If the McCraw marriage and family is built upon the Christian beliefs that they profess they stand then everyone who wants to stir up trouble for them does not understand the healing power of the Lord nor do they understand the protection He will provide for them and around them . I wish them the best and their continued life successes.

August 8, 2008 at 8:51 pm
(82) KATESTA says:

Dr. Phill and Robin will never be seperated- not if I can help it!! as an aspiring self-help guru I have been growing all my hair long, wearing bandanas and watching Dr. Phil. I watch all his moves so that one day I will have at least a fraction of success at helping others. Dr. Phil is wonderful and so is Robin. Robin is a strong and glorious independent woman that reminds me of a humming bird in flight and song. Everything will work out for them- just have faith like the Dr. has in us!!! Please!!!

August 9, 2008 at 1:34 pm
(83) Donna says:

I think Robin needs something else to do. I don’t think she should be on the show as much as she is. Who cares what Robin thinks. If we watch the show it is to watch and listen to Dr Phil.

August 9, 2008 at 1:47 pm
(84) Happy in NY says:

The show is a family show, so Robin should be there supporting her husband, I know I would be in that audience also. It seems in this society if a couple is happy then it’s out of the norm….Yes there is happy couples out there belive it or not. Negative publicity always sells! Think about it.

August 11, 2008 at 4:17 am
(85) BIG JAKE says:

Dr.Phil, just like Howard Stern says and I say. You Belong in a MENTAL INSITION.

August 11, 2008 at 5:38 pm
(86) PaulineGriggs says:

Dr. Phil’s shows have all been repeats and I
want to know if Robin and him are getting a
divorce. There has been rumors that he is
trying to get a settlement for her. That sounds like a split. I hope not because I
enjoy his show and like seeing her.

August 11, 2008 at 5:38 pm
(87) PaulineGriggs says:

Dr. Phil’s shows have all been repeats and I
want to know if Robin and him are getting a
divorce. There has been rumors that he is
trying to get a settlement for her. That sounds like a split. I hope not because I
enjoy his show and like seeing her.

August 12, 2008 at 4:49 pm
(88) what ever says:

He made 90 million last year. this will tarnish his image for about two weeks. His book sales will go down some as well. Everyone would tune in to see if she’s on the show.

They need to clear the air in September.

August 12, 2008 at 4:51 pm
(89) No 42 is WRONG!!! says:

She did not help his career. He’s the Dr. not her.

He can screw young hot chicks in LA…21 y.o.that’s what that Cowboys wants.

August 12, 2008 at 5:30 pm
(90) me says:

Well, I read Robin’s book and I personally do not think this is true. And all that crap some of you are saying about her wanting his money…read her book. They were NOT always rich! In fact, Dr. Phil was EXTREMELY poor when they first got together and for about 3 years afterwards!

August 13, 2008 at 10:12 am
(91) michelle says:

as if doc phil,is the smartest person! how can she not love and agree with everything he says shes got a good man!!!so grow up people and learn how to spell before you knock people down.keep up the good work you inspire me i send my love to your family.

August 14, 2008 at 1:39 am
(92) jan dorn says:

I happen to know both dr phil and robin. first of all THEY ARE NOT GETTINGA DIVORCE…they have never even considered it…this is all LIES in the trash tabloids.they know that is sells papers…they love and SUPPORT each other out of true love and respect…..

August 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm
(93) becky says:

All i have to say is, I’M praying for dr.phil and robin. having thier marriage in the spotlight is not easy. as the saying goes only God and the two of them know the truth. I think they need all the prayers and support they can get, especially right now. Lord bless you Dr. phil and robin.

August 16, 2008 at 9:59 pm
(94) Suzy says:

I have been in the Dr. Phil audience. It was over 4 years ago. Then Robind had her usual seat in the audience, but wasn’t involved in the show that much. Now she is what it seems to be 50-50. She is in complete control for sure. She has written a book(s), given advice, and who knows what else. I use to admire him and wanted to go to the show again, but since she has gotten involved so much, I don’t think so.

September 3, 2008 at 10:54 am
(95) Hannah, says:

me and my friend are fighting on whats true. did yall really get a devorce or not?

September 4, 2008 at 2:51 am
(96) Antonette says:

Watched this show a couple of times after Rev. Oprah anointed him. How can ANYONE take advice from a man who takes his simpering twit of a wife to work every day? As for the wife dispensing advice – she got her degree from where – beauty school?

They both make me want to hurl. This isn’t his first marriage – and it won’t be his last. A fat egomaniac who had the nerve to write a diet book!

September 5, 2008 at 12:22 pm
(97) emma sellers says:

dear robin and dr phil i am praying for u both if it is true that god will have his way and if it is not true may god give u the strength and courage to endure i respect what u do the lives u have changed and no mater what that will never change let god be your guide not man god said what he has joined together let no man put asunder love u

September 6, 2008 at 7:31 pm
(98) Twyla says:

I hope that all will be well with Dr. Phil & wife Robin… they are so darn cute together and it just looks like they stick by each other like glue… supporting and helping one another.
I am wishing them both well.. as well as their family…

September 13, 2008 at 4:50 pm
(99) Anonyme says:

Why do people need the voyaristic pleasures to see the sufferings of others? In this sick society and sick culture, people need to waste time upon drivel.

Dr. Phil and his wife have problems. Their biggest problem is that they have gained too much for doing nothing extraordinary except having been in Oprah’s good graces.

At times, I have watched the show. I do not agree with Dr. Phil when he tries to save marriages or relationships where the parties are prone to endless cheating or violence. However, he does render some help to people. That his licenses may have lapsed–so what? The people he counsels are irresponsible, seeking an easy way out. At least, he confronts them about their balderdash.

His mistake was having moved to “Hollywood” with all the phonies and parasites who make a living preying upon celebrities. If he erred, he should have stayed in Dallas to be around the salt of the earth people from whence he came.

September 19, 2008 at 9:09 am
(100) Shirley says:

I really hope thet make it, my husband and I have been married 35 year’s and if it is true maybe they can work it out 31 year’s is a long time, and i’ve also heard he is not a real Doctor… God Bless them both and Good Luck !!!!! Cuddle’s

September 20, 2008 at 6:19 am
(101) Emily says:

To Suzanne A;

if you respond back THAT many times just because someone told you to check your spelling so the rest of us who actually want to give your sorry ass a chance by reading your incoherent crap, then it’s YOU that needs the life. That much retaliation over a spell check suggests to me you need dr phil in your life.

September 22, 2008 at 3:11 pm
(102) Stacey says:

OH No ! Dick and Jane are getting divorced too!
Cpme on folks! We don’t get this upset about our own families getting divorced why is it so much more worthy when “celebrities” have marital trouble that we need to make assumptions and judgments. If there is a problem in their marriage then we should pray that it can be worked out but by being hounded in the public eye certainly won’t help them.

September 25, 2008 at 6:12 pm
(103) Brass Tacks says:

Child, as sure as there’s white on rice, these two will be divorced in 18 months. Never mind the fact he’s been married before, that doesn’t cut no ice, but the fact that I’m sure there was some shilly-shally going on roughly five to eight years ago, hence, Robin keeps him on an awfully short leash. Just look how they leave the stage! Mind you, that’s been going on since day one. They look like they’re trotting off to Romper Room, when all the while they’ve taken a detour to Peyton Place! Lord have mercy, Phil will scrape Robin off his backside like one scrapes a barnacle off the hull of a dry-dock yacht! Child, just watch this unfold, I wouldn’t steer you wrong!

September 25, 2008 at 6:46 pm
(104) Angela says:

I think Robin is the only one who is normal between the both of them. Dr. Phil seems like he lost control of his own life because hes to busy worrying about everyone elses he thinks he has so much power and control over others and I don’t know him personaly but I can still see right through him, he gives me the creeps no matter how much sense he makes. He thinks he can manipulate anyone….I still pray that their marriage works out if thats what Robin wants poor little thing. She probably stays with him for everyone else. Oh well just my opinion had to post…

September 26, 2008 at 12:21 am
(105) Mary Ellen says:

To those out there that are still debating whether they are divorcing or not. That is a complete rumor. I seen her on Rachel Ray Show the other day. Robin said it is not true, they will never, ever get a divorce.
Oh, and the same goes for Rachel Ray and her husband. The tablods have said the same about them. The tablods need to but out of peoples business. Especially when making false statements about celebrities. They need to look in their own closets. YOU THINK?

September 26, 2008 at 12:22 pm
(106) Brass Tacks says:

Child, Rachel Ray is not a pinnacle of success in marriage; no one truly is. Dr. Phil and Robin epitomize the life of Phil Hartman to a tee. Robin is another Brynn Hartman, Phil Hartman’s Sueinsania (meaning so insane) wife and Betty Broderick, and throw in a bit of Lizzy Borden for good measure! Poor child, Robin, so weak, so untrusting, watch her pull a high Betty Broderick before our eyes. Oh, yes, I saw her on Rachel Ray, too, and the way she denied the rumor so fast led me to believe she’s up to something. I’m sure the time she doesn’t spend on the set, which isn’t often might I add, she’s probabaly sharpening her Ginsu knives and taking a course how to disconnect brake lines. Oh, this is getting good, popettes!

September 26, 2008 at 11:41 pm
(107) Mar y Ellen says:

Number 1. I am not a CHILD.
Number 2. I don’t like people who put others down. Sounds to me that you know Robin personally. You might be thinking along those terms. You did say IT!!!

September 27, 2008 at 8:36 pm
(108) Brass Tacks says:

Mar y Ellen: Child, you better start rubbing pumice stone and those cracked elbows of yours and develop a thicker skin. Lord today, how a person can pick out a single phrase and apply it to themselves! You sound like a liberal as well, they take everything personally. I have some Granny Clampett lye soap that I can send to you so you will get a thicker skin, then send one of Ellie Mae’s dogs to pee on your leg! If that doesn’t work, we can just ship you off to Tucumcari, New Mexico and let you bake in the hot sun!

October 3, 2008 at 12:09 am
(109) Jerrie says:

I believe in the wisdom of correcting mistakes. That’s why God made divorce. If it doesn’t work, change it or leave it. As to Dr. Phil and Robin, they are not the King and Queen of TV. Just another couple working the public for a living, like we all do. No marriage is perfect. If we loves his Stepford Wifey and she loves her Lord and Master, it is just good TV. Thanks for the entertainment.

October 16, 2008 at 4:02 pm
(110) Your subconscious says:

Is this really a surprise to anyone? How is Dr. Phil any different than every other meglamaniac with a TV show?

October 17, 2008 at 6:02 pm
(111) Brass Tacks says:

Gee, I wonder why Mary Ellen Child has revisited this site? Could it be — naw, it couldn’t be — that I left her with a banana mouth regarding her think skin?

November 14, 2008 at 7:19 pm
(112) jafo says:

Dr Phil is jumping the shark. Too bad but things go stale and these shows start to repeat over and over. It’s getting too “Sally Jessy Raphael”ist for me nowdays. He needs to move on and maybe go on tour or something but…please leave his wife at home or give her her own show. We call call it…Annoying Nasal Women Who Have No Life and they can sit around and talk about real cute things like menopause or bad hair days.
Gag.

November 26, 2008 at 10:29 pm
(113) Beverley Ander says:

I was saddened over this rumour, but if that is the case, it only proves to me more that Phil and Robyn are both intelligent people, so if divorce is necessary, then so be it. I amire their courage and honesty.
If however it is just a rumour, then I know that they will also have the strength and courage to to see them for what they are, “Just Rumours”.

April 10, 2009 at 11:44 am
(114) Janelle says:

I don’t believe this for a moment. This rumor has been around for about 6 years now.

April 10, 2009 at 11:45 am
(115) Janelle says:

OBVIOUSLY this is a joke, LOOK AT THE DATES ON THE COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 5, 2009 at 6:04 pm
(116) Carol says:

I don’t understand why Dr. Phil takes his wife to work with him every day….that is just weird! Maybe she just likes prancing off the stage with him after the show.

May 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm
(117) Cecile says:

I would never have married this jerk! His show
is just like that other crazy man who always
runs paternity tests on the scum of society.
Phil has to run to b.spears when she gets
committed, has he never heard about hippa, and
privacy rights? Dr. Phil really made me loose
respect for Oprah.

June 3, 2009 at 8:03 pm
(118) Mas. says:

They say bad publicity is better than no publicity at all. So for all you people who are out there who like or worship Robyn and/or Dr Phil be HAPPY and for all of you who don’t like them, then feel free to be ashamed. After all it’s because of sites like this where everyone can voice their own opinion, THE PUBLICITY (whether it be bad or good), continues. Quite frankly I don’t mind either way. I enjoy watching the Dr Phil show, not because of the host but because it helps me to appreciate the wonderful marriage of 35 years that I have. I hear about other peoples problems and strive never to make the same mistakes others have. What a lot of gossip mongers should do, is remember that the more you gossip, the more people will gossip about you. As the saying goes…Gossip and be the subject of gossip. Oh and for those who spell check….let me say sorry for the typos (if any)

August 5, 2009 at 4:53 pm
(119) Bobby says:

i never thought Phil was much anyways. if i had money to throw at my teenagers problems like he does, i wouldnt have a problem either. Shes hot anyways and not just career wise.

January 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm
(120) Kelly Christianson says:

Here’s the real deal. The best therapists have led the best lives suited to make them the best therapist. Dr. Phil by no means gained insight because he could behave the way he conveys will provide success. C’mon. Get real people. Dr. Phil is good because he struggles just like the rest of us!!!!

March 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm
(121) doris carr says:

SINCE DR.PHIL HAS ALREADY BEEN DIVORCED BEFORE HE MET ROBIN,WHY MIGHT HE NOT GET ANOTHER DIVORCE,IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT WHO AND WHEN CHECK HIS BIO.HE ONLY TALKS ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE’S DIVORCES AND BRAGS ABOUT HIS LONG PERFECT MARRIAGE.ONLY MARRIAGE, WHY DOESN’T HE TALK ABOUT HIS OWN EARLY MISTAKE?

May 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm
(122) Elizabeth says:

There’s an old saying: “Physician, heal thyself!”

July 27, 2010 at 6:03 am
(123) Yara says:

Impossible! Dr. Phil is a genius and have a lot of love and care towards his family. Everyone passes through ups and downs and he is a human after all! But, I am positive that the media loves to make up stories in order to attract people in buying those headlines, nothing more or less!
Dr. Phil, if you read this now, I would like you to know I have never admired or respected a person as much as I do towards you. You are just the perfect idol in this world.

August 3, 2010 at 1:00 am
(124) Helen Small says:

I don’t know and don’t care. I think people should be able to live their own private lives.
It IS possible for someone who has personal difficulties to still give good advice. A person can see another’s situation from a perspective that the person involved cannot.
If Dr. Phil is getting a divorce, it is so much no one else’s business. Have compassion.

August 3, 2010 at 9:57 am
(125) david says:

divorce number 2 for him. the nerve to give other people advice when he doesn’t even have a license.

August 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm
(126) Judi says:

I think Dr. Phil and Robin need to come clean and stop being two-faced for the sake of the almighty dollar. The rumors have been going on for way to long.

June 11, 2011 at 2:42 am
(127) Noybobby says:

The fact that so many of you live and breathe reality or talk shows is astounding. His show is no better than the old Phil Donahue, but with a touch of class.
Stop for one second and think about it: why the hell would you go on a talk show and air your dirty laundry. I’ll tell you why: because you will receive either monetary or gifts of some nature, could be weekend at a luxury hotel, restaurant vouchers, shopping, trips, etc…the list goes on. Then you get the privilege of suffering embarrassment from friends, family and coworkers for the rest of your days. It’s nothing but a game show that preys on the misfortunes of others.
Regarding Robin, are you kidding me? She’s there for one reason as well: boost ratings.
Many of you will say no, she’s there for moral support for her loving husband. That’s utter b.s. That woman needs to be productive in her own right and stop the perma-smile, shocked mouth dropping expressions she forever replicates for the shows.
The show is there for one reason, to entertain [at the expense of embarrassing others] the couch potato masses. Apparently it’s a lucrative formula that still works.
Final thought: stop deluding yourself into thinking it’s useful to watch Dr. Phil. It’s not at all; don’t be a lazy ass, get out there and read books or seek professional support from your doctors if you need it.

July 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm
(128) Mecca says:

well, looks like your speculaifons were wrong. It’s July 2011 and no divorce.

July 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm
(129) Nats says:

I just really feel these comments and this info about Dr Phil and his wife Robin Mcgraw, its really really so unfair and disturbing, why do people feel the need to ridicule them? Why not be happy and supportive of what they have created and what they are doing? It’s really disgusting reading these comments and rumors!

Dr Phil really studied hard and his wife has been very supportive! And they are where they are today because of the choices they have made! They are trying to help people!! And what now everyone must be jealous that they doing something good? WHY? does that mean these people are unhappy with their own lives, now its mission time to try to break people like them down because of what ???

Is it amusing to make dumb remarks? They have the courage to go out there and say their say, and why now say they getting divorced oh so that ppl can read about dumb gossip, oh please there so much more better things to do with ones time !!!

They are a wonderful couple!! Congratulations to them for doing what they doing!!! May they continue touching many lives! and helping people!!! Dr. Phil you are awesome and Robin McGraw you are an amazing woman!!! loving wife!!! May you both be blessed!!! And keep it up !!

October 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm
(130) Bim says:

To Tori- wheres the proof he EVER cheated on his wife?? Yeah, there isn’t any. Just some fame hungry girl’s word. And to Katherine, to believe a claim that even admits to being just a rumor is ridiculously naive. Sounds like yoU WANT them to divorce to make yourself feel better

November 20, 2011 at 9:36 am
(131) Shirley says:

Their relationsip could be all peaches and cream or it could be similar to each other adding to the fire when ever they communicate. So many celebrities will present themselves in a beautiful loving, always happy when in public. But could be miseralble when cameras are gone, driving them to drugs and or the bottle!! We don’t know what is going on behind their closed doors. Until we know 100% of the true facts we shouldn’t judge people and their lives! That is how so very many people cause problems for themselves and others in this world!

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