Most celebrity marriages often end up rocky, but the one between Phil and Robin McGraw is different. After so many years together, the two love birds can still look at each other and smile affectionately. This does not mean they have not had their ups and downs along the way, as Robin’s husband is quick to quip. Phil says they have had their fair share of problems like all families do. But their commitment and love for one another has seen them through all of it. Robin and Phil have principles which they put into practice and have worked for both of them.
Robin McGraw is often invited to colleges and other institutions to speak to mostly women. She is a known philanthropist whose proceeds from certain books go to charity. She also speaks on many forums including workshops, seminars and women empowerment programs. In almost all Dr. Phil shows, the face of Robin is conspicuous. Her contributions to the show have been embraced by millions of viewers worldwide. In the shows, she discusses a variety of issues including her roles as a wife, mother and grandmother.
Apart from her husband’s shows, Robin is a frequent guest to her son’s show- The Doctors. Her contribution here has been immense, and plenty of households are said to have been blessed by her inspirational pieces. In her work, she strives to help women deal with challenges that face them each day. In the Dr. Phil foundation, she is a board member. Robin is the spokesperson for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). The network helps train, recruit, and supports volunteers in representing children’s best interest, especially those that are abused, neglected and abandoned.
Robin was named the spokesperson for Girl Scouts in the US in September 2014. Her major focus here is to assist girls to discover their potential and be empowered. She has lent her voice in this mission. Other than the missions in which she has been chosen to be part of, McGraw has her own foundation, When Georgia Smiled. Through it, she has set out to bring about real change meant to help domestic violence victims and those who are sexually assaulted live full lives. The foundation came was launched in October of 2013. Its introduction program was The Aspire Initiative. This is a domestic program that aims to bring down to zero level if possible the rate of intimate violence in the US.
In November of 2014, her effort to bring change to her country was recognized and consequently she was named the Annual Knock Out Abuse Gala’s Honoree. The 21st annual event was held in Washington DC. The Starlight Foundation also recognized her role in helping raise funds for both children and women in real need.
Robin has been married to husband Dr. Phil for over 38 years. They have two boys; Jay, 34 and Jordan, 27. They talked about their love affair that began when Robin visited Phil’s sister. The little affair culminated into marriage that has blossomed with love all through the years. Robin is also the author of several inspirational books.