Robin McGraw, wife of best-selling author and television talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw, has made "family first" her mission. Married for 36 years to Dr. Phil, whom she fondly refers to as "Phillip," Robin has made her marriage and raising their two sons Jay, 33, and Jordan, 26, her priority in life.
A constant presence on the Dr. Phil show since the very first episode, viewers worldwide have embraced Robin's contributions to the show, whether it be discussing her experiences as a mother and wife, or dealing with issues that women face in the many phases of their lives. She has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Rachael Ray and hosted White House Christmas 2006 on HGTV. In addition, Robin has co-hosted many television events with Dr. Phil, including Christmas in Washington, the JC Penney Jam Concert for America's Kids and the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. The couple has also been featured on such shows as Larry King Live, The View, The Academy of Country Music Awards, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Late Show with David Letterman, and the Hour of Power with Dr. Robert S. Schuller.
Robin is also a sought-after author within the publishing world. In September 2006, Nelson Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, released her debut book entitled Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose. In Inside My Heart, Robin shares the philosophies and life choices that have proven to align her with God's will. Robin also advises women how to recognize and develop their unique role for greater satisfaction with themselves, their profession, their family life and anything they strive for “and to simply be the best they can be.” In January of 2009, Robin released another best-seller, What's Age Got to Do With It?, which shares all her secrets to success — along with some mishaps — in the areas of fitness, nutrition, skincare, menopause, hair, makeup and fashion. Robin's latest book, Christmas in My Home and Heart, Robin McGraw conveys her favorite aspects of the holiday season.
Robin is a board member of The Dr. Phil Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization committed to supporting organizations and programs that address the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual needs of children and families. In 2007, she was recognized with the Heart of Gold Award by the Starlight Starbright Foundation for her longtime dedication to child welfare and devotion to her family. She and Dr. Phil were also recognized in 2007 with the Big Heart Award by the Westside Children's Center for their outstanding work with at-risk children and their families. Currently, Robin is a national spokesperson for CASA along with Dr. Phil. In 2010, Robin became a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, which has donated more than $1 million to CASA over the last 20 years.
In March of 2010, Robin and Dr. Phil became grandparents for the first time, when their son Jay and his wife, Erica, welcomed their daughter, Avery Elizabeth. In August 2011, Erica gave birth to a son, London Phillip.