Thursday, viewers met 21-year-old Bailey who says she has the greatest love story of the century.
She says she met Jasmine on social media eight months ago and that it was love at first post. She says they’ve been communicating day and night but have never spoken on the phone and have never met. When Dr. Phil first tried to talk to Bailey, she became insistent that her mother, Ericka, not participate in the show, and Dr. Phil asked her to leave the stage. Bailey decided to come back to tell Dr. Phil she wants to meet Jasmine for the first time because she has something important to tell her. Will Dr. Phil allow Bailey to meet the target of her obsession?Read More
Twenty-one-year-old Bailey says eight months ago, she “liked” a tweet from a complete stranger and it was love at first post.
Bailey says their relationship is like no other love story you’ve ever heard, but the shocking thing is this stranger has never met Bailey, and she wants her to stop sending thousands of messages professing her love. Bailey’s mom, Ericka, says she’s lost her daughter to this fixation she has with this stranger, and she wants her daughter back. When Bailey finds out she will be sharing the stage with her mom, Bailey storms off because she says she hates her mom. Will she come back and talk to Dr. Phil?Read More
Five Michigan teens have been charged as adults with second-degree murder after allegedly throwing rocks over a highway overpass, one of which killed a father of four. All five teens have pleaded not-guilty.
In an exclusive interview, the father of one of the boys accused speaks out.Read More
Marla and Marty went through a bitter divorce in 2013. Marty then married Jennifer, and a shared parenting plan was eventually finalized between Marty and Marla that clearly stated that “neither party shall annoy, molest, interfere with or harass the other in any manner, either directly or indirectly.”
The police have reportedly been called over 100 times to address alleged breaches of the parenting agreement, and Marty and Marla’s child is caught in the crossfire. According to Jennifer, Marla called the police claiming that Jennifer had poisoned her 10-year-old son,David, and also accused her of kidnapping him, which Jennifer adamantly denies. Who is at fault here? One thing is for sure: the child is paying the price for this parenting drama.Read More
Inside what some are calling the “California House of Horrors” where police say 13 children were starved, chained up and abused by their own parents.
Family, former neighbors and childhood friends speak out on the secrets that allegedly went on behind closed doors. Plus, kidnap survivor Michelle Knight sends a message to the children.Read More
Aja says she is sick and tired of taking care of her ungrateful, entitled, drug addict mother, Janet.
Aja says she has allowed her mom to live with her for eight of the 10 years of her marriage. Aja claims she’s spent $100,000 taking care of her mom and that she does absolutely everything for her without any appreciation. Janet rejects Aja’s claim that she is somehow taking advantage of Aja. She says she pays rent, regularly goes to Narcotics Anonymous, so what else does Aja want from her? Aja says she’s glad her mom has made improvements, but it doesn’t make up for her and her older sister, Ashley’s, neglected childhood. Aja claims they were put in constant danger and surrounded by violent criminals and firearms. But Janet says, “I think my past drug addiction has made my girls the women they are today.” Will Aja finally give her mother the boot? Can this family possibly come together after years of animosity? Find out!Read More
Kelly claims in the last year, her daughter, Danielle, changed from a vibrant young woman to a health-obsessed hypochondriac and a hoarder.
Kelly says Danielle spends all day monitoring her vitals, going to doctors and buying thousands of dollars’ worth of useless junk, including, most recently, 50 artificial Christmas trees. Danielle claims she changed almost overnight and now has such debilitating panic attacks, that she was rushed to the ER 40 times in the last year alone! Currently, Danielle says she can’t drive, can’t work, and can’t even take care of her children by herself. Danielle says she’s seen 27 doctors and finds it unacceptable that they keep throwing all of her issues under the umbrella of anxiety. Danielle says she knows something is seriously wrong with her — but Kelly says she believes all of her daughter’s problems are in her head. So is Danielle really sick? Have doctors just missed the underlying cause of all her problems?Read More
In 2016, flames tore through the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
The wildfires were the deadliest Tennessee had ever seen, claiming the lives of over a dozen people while injuring approximately 134. Local resident Darlene says she lost her home, her business and even friends in the disaster. She says the fires changed her life forever in an unimaginable way, and she felt compelled to help others and joined a support group run by another resident, Melinda. Darlene claims it wasn’t long before she started to have serious suspicions that Melinda was “a scamming, lying, mentally unstable bully who scammed innocent victims.” Darlene claims Melinda wrote on social media that she lost everything in the fire, and that she started a donation page and pocketed all of the cash. Melinda admits she received and spent the donated money but denies any wrongdoing.Read More
Dr. Phil follows up with some of his most talked about guests.
When viewers first met Tina and David, they were desperate parents who said they had given their sons, Mike and Matt, everything growing up, but their sons had repaid them by stealing money, smoking pot, dealing drugs and making their lives a living hell. But Mike and Matt said their parents were the ones who needed Dr. Phil’s help. So, what happened to this broken family after the show? And what happened to Lisa, who appeared on the show because her daughter, Misti, said she was a “raging alcoholic.” Has Lisa been able to maintain her sobriety? Find out how these past guests and their families are doing today. Plus, Mel is a former guest who was not only having relationship issues, but she was also struggling with her weight. After discussing Dr. Phil’s The 20/20 Diet, Mel took Dr. Phil’s advice about her health to heart. The results of her hard work this past year are absolutely shocking – you will not recognize the new Mel!Read More
Kristine claims her daughter Shaina is a neglectful mother to her three young children and says she had no choice but to involve Family Services when she learned her grandson not only set fire to the kitchen while Shaina slept, but also fell out of his second-story bedroom window.
Kristine claims her vindictive daughter is delusional claiming that she can see fairies and is a reincarnation of Pocahontas. Kristine says there is no doubt in her mind that her daughter is mentally ill and a danger to her children. But that’s not all. Kristine claims her daughter is also addicted to psychics, specifically, an online medium named Dennis. Kristine says he proclaims to be “God’s Messenger,” and Shaina has followed the messages from Dennis’ guiding “spirit” to the letter. Shaina says she is a good mother and says Dennis is 100 percent genuine and there’s no doubt he is God’s messenger. She also says her mother blows everything out of proportion, is constantly interfering and it needs to stop.Read More
A scandal erupted in 2015 in the “New Age” and Jewish communities with allegations of sex abuse and harassment against spiritual teacher and former rabbi, Marc Gafni.
Gafni insists he’s been falsely accused and his character and work have been demeaned through attacks in the press and on blogs. Gafni sits down with Dr. Phil to reveal why he says he has been the target of a smear campaign and warns it could happen to anyone.Read More
Melissa says shortly after she and her husband, Nick, married, he started painting his face with scary makeup, dressing like a “demonic clown” and composing “vile” music about killing people. Melissa says Nick now goes by the name “King Krimzon” and believes he is going to be a famous “murder rapper.”
She says Nick refuses to get a job and spends all day posting scary music videos online, live streaming and decorating their home with scary monsters. But Nick says his wife is working, so he does not see any reason to get a job. And, he says rapping about murder is therapeutic and helps him work out his aggression. Melissa says they are behind on all their bills and their cars are in danger of being repossessed. Melissa’s mother, Linda, says the financial strain is taking a toll on her daughter and caused her to be hospitalized. But Nick says his wife needs to understand that he really needs to focus on his “art” right now and stop fighting with him about it. He says professional horrorcore rap duo Insane Clown Posse at one time thought his music was cool and he was getting some good attention. Hear what the members of Insane Clown Posse have to say about that and what they really think of Nick’s music.Read More
Dr. Phil is addressing what he feels is a red alert crisis in America: drug and alcohol addiction, which affects 28 million addicts. Over the past 16 seasons, Dr. Phil has been able to help nearly 500 guests with inpatient treatment for substance abuse.
Today, he will update some of their amazing recovery stories in hopes that they might inspire others who are struggling with addiction. Find out what happened to three sisters, Valeen, Amanda, and Tiffany, who were not only dangerously addicted to heroin, but also using it together every day. And what happen to Niki, who appeared on the show addicted, homeless, and pregnant? Niki returns to give her shocking update. Bethany said not even a medically induced coma and open heart surgery could get her to stop her dangerous heroin addiction — find out how she’s doing now. Plus, numerous past guests and their families return to the Dr. Phil stage to share their amazing stories of recovery.Read More
Fifteen-year-old Sadara, who has been arrested multiple times, is not in school, smokes, drinks, has stolen cars, and even stole a safe full of family valuables worth $30,000.
Sadara says she gets an adrenaline rush from her life of crime. Her parents, Cynthia and Robert, are currently separated in part because they are at odds over how to parent Sadara, who was just released from a juvenile facility for violating probation. Sadara says she grew up having a painful childhood. She claims she was excited at first when her mother’s husband, Robert, stepped in and then adopted her, but claims he went too far with his discipline — spanking her bottom, cutting her hair, and chaining her ankles with padlocks. But Robert believes he can do a better job of parenting than Cynthia, who he says allows their daughter to get away with far too much. Can Cynthia get back the little girl she used to have before she became a 15-year-old burglar, runaway, and high school dropout? Find out what Sadara says she would like to see happen at home in order to try and avoid a life of prison.Read More
Pamela says in just nine days, she is likely going to jail for not complying with court orders because she refuses to allow her ex, Justin, his court-ordered visitations with their children.
Pamela says she believes Justin is a dangerous narcissist who she claims has locked the kids out of the house and attempted to drown their oldest daughter in the pool. Pamela says she will do whatever it takes to protect her kids from Justin, even if that means going to jail. Justin claims Pamela is a hateful, controlling, bitter ex, who has brainwashed their children into making up stories, and says Pamela’s claims of abuse are lies! These parents have been back and forth to court and claim nothing has been resolved. So, who is telling the truth? Is Justin an abusive father, or is Pamela a jealous ex making up stories for revenge? Can Dr. Phil get these parents on the same page for the sake of their children? Find out!Read More
Carrie says when she first met her husband, Steve, she saw him as her “knight in shining armor” and was swept away by their lifestyle of lavish vacations, fancy shopping sprees and fine dining, all funded by his six-figure paycheck.
But that all came to a halt when Steve traded in his high-paying Wall Street job to be a small businessman selling marijuana, which is legal for adults 21 and over to buy and use in his current home state. Steve says he chose this new line of work as it allowed him to be more accessible to their children, while he claims Carrie was an uninvolved mother and constantly drunk … a lifestyle which he says also contributed to her gaining twice her body weight and having multiple trips to rehab. This past year, the two separated, and Carrie’s parents, Charlie and Carolyn, allowed Carrie to move back home with them. However, Charlie and Carolyn have demanded that if Carrie lives with them rent-free, she must at least follow their one condition: she not abuse alcohol. Did she keep her end of the agreement? Find out when Carrie confesses several secrets to her family, hoping they will finally accept “who she really is.”Read More
From the outside, Tina says her 11-year-old daughter appears like a sweet, innocent girl, but Tina claims she’s actually a dangerous killer.
Tina claims her daughter has started fires in the house, killed a cat, and even tried to smother her baby brother. Tina claims she doesn’t know where her daughter’s extreme behavior comes from, but Tina’s cousin Colleen says it’s Tina fault, and she’s in denial. Does Dr. Phil agree with Colleen, or is there another reason for the 11-year-old’s behavior?Read More
Eighteen-year-old Madie claims her parents, Beth and Jim, have lied and betrayed her, all because she wasn’t the “perfect child” she says her parents thought they adopted.
Madie claims her parents have gone out of their way to label her with a severe mental illness and paint her as the reason their family is dysfunctional. Madie says her parents have not only recently kicked her out of the house, but have even placed keypad locks on their bedroom doors to “protect” themselves from her. Madie says her parents have had her arrested multiple times for mental health checks and even had her committed to a psychiatric hospital, where she claims to have been locked in a padded room. Beth and Jim insist Madie’s behavior is out of control and insist everything they have done has been in their family and daughter’s best interest. Have these parents overreacted to and exaggerated their daughter’s behavior, or is Madie as out of control as they claim?Read More
Two weeks after 60-year-old Rex went into the hospital complaining of shortness of breath, he was dead.
His daughter Amanda says that when she was going through her father’s belongings after his death, she found his Book of Mormon where Rex had left what she believes is a suspicious note written six hours before his death. According to Amanda, the note said, “She may be trying to kill me.” Despite an autopsy finding that he died of natural causes, Amanda says she is convinced her father was murdered and thinks she has the evidence to back her up in a court of law. Her mother, Sandy, and brother Aaron both say she’s been so obsessed with her father’s death that she’s given up on her life. Amanda says the only person who can tell her what to do next is Dr. Phil. Does he tell her she has no case, or does he think Amanda should keep up the fight?Read More
For nine years, Tatiana was a member of a strict religious group.She claims she wasn’t allowed to celebrate holidays or birthdays, or get an education, and felt isolated from family and friends.
Tatiana says she wasn’t born religious but claims her husband, Robert, a devout Jehovah’s Witness, used her innocence about the religion to pressure her into becoming a member. But four months ago, she left the religion and now wants her husband to leave, too. To make matters worse, Tatiana and Robert say CPS recently put their children in foster care over what they claim was a misunderstanding. Now, they’re fighting to get them back, but Dr. Phil says their approach is all wrong. Will Robert leave his religion for Tatiana, and can they get their children back? Dr. Phil offers some advice, but will they take it?Read More