Dr. Phill McGraw is a popular talk show host, psychologist, and author, known for his famous blunt, take-no-prisoners style of therapy. People ask him for relationship advice, however, Dr. Phill McGraw’s first marriage failed. The popular talk show host was married to his first wife Debbie Higgins McCall for several years before it ended in divorce.
Dr. Phil is happily married to Robin McGraw
Phil McGraw has been married to his wife Robin for over four decades. And after all these years, their love is still strong like when they first met.
Robin revealed that the key to their long-lasting marriage is shared values and openness, while Phil, on the other hand, credits their great relationship as friends.
Dr. Phill’s first marriage
Dr. Phil and Debbie were high school sweethearts before they became husband and wife officially. The couple who seemed to look happy were not married for a long time. But what happened after all those happy years and why the duo decided to separate?
In the book titled The Making of Dr. Phil, it was revealed by Dr. Phil’s first wife that infidelity ended their marriage. According to her, McGraw was an attentive and romantic boyfriend but changed as a husband.
Debbie claimed Phil cheated on her during their short marriage. Their neighbors told her the talk show host brought women to their home and when she confronted him, he said: “Don’t take it personally.”
When I confronted him about his infidelities he didn’t deny thses girls and told me that it had nothing to with his feelings towards me. Grow up, that’s the way it was in the world.
She felt trapped in her marriage and confided in a few people. However, Debbie’s brother noted that Phil rarely demonstrated affection and his sister became overwhelmed with his take-charge personality.
Dr. Phil on his first marriage
The famous author got married immediately after high school and soon discovered the marriage would not work. Speaking to Newsweek about the mistake from his first marriage, he said:
I was the big football player, and she was the cheerleader. This was just the next thing to do. We never had a cross word. We just sat down and said, ‘Why did we do this?
It sometimes happens that relationships just don’t work out. Phil and Debbie had an amazing love story, but it ended badly. Everyone makes mistakes. Dr. Phil’s first marriage failed, but now he is a happy and devoted husband. We wish him many years of unbreakable love!