Robin McGraw


You've seen her take Dr. Phil's hand after every show and walk him off stage. You've heard her input on everything from parenting and empty nest syndrome to anti-aging and menopause. But how much do you really know about Dr. Phil's better half, Robin McGraw?


Robin is the best-selling author of Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live With Passion and Purpose, and she is also a board member of The Dr. Phil Foundation. Find out more about America's Girlfriend!




Robin's Thoughts:


On standing by your man in the wake of the Eliot Spitzer scandal:

"I would not have gone out there to stand beside you, behind you, support you in any way. No!" she tells Dr. Phil. "And the fact that [Silda Spitzer] went out there with him, and he showed her no respect. He walked out in front of her. He never looked behind to see if she was following him, if she was OK. He never touched her. When he apologized, he said he was going to work on, ‘myself and my family.' He talked about himself. It was very insincere."



On dressing fabulous at any age:

"I am here to prove that while someone in their 20s can dress really hot, and fun and exciting, there's no reason why I, in my 50s, can't do the same thing. I really feel like I'm too old to wear a jean skirt," Robin says. She suggests taking a day to go to a store and try on many different pairs of jeans. "You may look at something and think you'll like it, but you have to try it on. You'll find the perfect fit for you. Don't worry." 


On reconnecting with your troubled teen:

"They're not perfect, but in my eyes, they're close to perfect," she says, adding, "I have never, ever raised my voice to my children. I have never, ever looked at them with anything but a smile and love in my eyes." With a tremulous voice, she continues, "I let them know every day how much I treasure them. I adore them. They are my reason for being on this earth. I would never raise my voice to them. I would never tell them anything but that they are the precious young men that I've had the privilege of being their mother."


Related Resources

Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose
By Robin McGraw

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