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Dr. Phil first ex-wife’s Debbie Higgins Bio: Cause of Death, Wedding, Net Worth, Obituary

Who is Dr. Phil first ex-wife’s Debbie Higgins?

You have certainly heard of Dr. Phil McGraw and his hit tabloid talk show “Dr. Phil”, which has aired since 2002, among many other differing accomplishments, but have you heard about his ex-wife, Debbi Higgins? What do you know about her?

Debbie Higgins was born in the USA, but hasn’t revealed her birth date and place to the media, and has also hidden details about her professional career, so for now she remains known to the world only as the ex-wife of the famous Dr. Phil.

Debbie Higgins and Dr. Phil Love Story, Wedding, Divorce

Debbie and Phil met when they were 20 years old, and soon enough decided to marry; the wedding ceremony was held at Roeland Park, Kansas, USA on the 27th November 1970. However, as their marriage developed, Phil became violent towards Debbie, confining her to house and house choirs, not letting her get out without him. Also, he would cheat her with other women, and when she asked her of those allegations, he didn’t deny cheating but stated that it was normal for him to date other women. Debbie couldn’t keep up with his infidelities and before they welcomed any children together, decided to file for divorce. Their marriage officially ended in 1973. It was even their marriage that Phil started dating Robin, which became his second wife in 1976, with whom he now has two children.

Is Debbie Higgins Dead? Cause of Death

Since their divorce, Debbie has decided not to appear publicly, and no one heard of her until her brother, Bill Higgins shared information about her untimely death with National Enquirer. Debbie passed away after she lost a long battle to cancer. Further details of her death have been kept from the media. Her professional career is unknown and her net worth as well.

Debbie Higgins Ex-Husband, Dr. Phil

Now that we have covered all there is available on Debbie, let’s share some information about her ex-husband, Dr. Phil, from his early life to most recent career endeavors.

Born Phillip Calvin McGraw on the 1st September 1950 in Vinita, Oklahoma USA, he is the only son of Anne Geraldine and Joseph J. McGraw Jr., and has two older sisters and one younger sister. He went to Shawnee Mission North High School, and after matriculation enrolled at the University of Tulsa on a football scholarship, but after his team lost 100-6 to the University of Houston, Phil transferred to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He obtained Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and then an M.A. in experimental psychology in 1976, and a Ph. D degree in clinical psychology in 1979 at the University of North Texas.

Career Beginnings and Rise to Prominence

Once he earned his doctorate, Phil joined his father in private practice at a clinic in Wichita Falls, but would then start Courtroom Sciences Inc., a full-service trial sciences firm, of which he served as the President. He would travel across the US, Europe and the Far East, making clients with Fortune 500 companies, airlines and major TV networks, only to be chosen by Oprah Winfrey to prepare her for the Amarillo Texas beef trial. After the initial success, he would guest appear in Oprah’s show, which after several years resulted in his own show, “Dr. Phil”. Since its premiere on the 16th September 2002, Dr. Phil has become a prominent TV personality, and has guest appeared in a number of other television shows, including “The View”, “The Talk”, “Today”, “Conan”, “Steve Harvey”, and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, among many others, contributing with insights and analyses – his show has been renewed until 2023.

In addition to his television work, Dr. Phil has also published several books, including “Life Strategies” (1999), “Relationship Rescue” (2000), then “The Family First Workbook: Specific Tools, Strategies, and Skills for Creating a Phenomenal Family” (2005), among others.

Dr.Phil Net Worth, Salary, and Personal Life

Since launching his career, Dr. Phil has become a renowned TV host and psychologist, which has significantly increased his wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Dr. Phil is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Dr. Phil’s net worth is as high as $400 million, while his annual income is $88 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?

Following his divorce from Debbie, Dr. Phil married Robin, with whom he has two children, Jay and Jordan. Jay is now a TV producer and writer, having written several books for young people. He has also started the production company, Stage 29 Production. Jay has been married to Playboy model Erica Dahm since 2006, with whom he has two children.

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Dr. Phil Internet Fame

Dr. Phil became extremely popular on social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter, though he is also no stranger on Instagram. His official Facebook page has over 4.4 million followers, while on Twitter, he has more than 1.35 million fans. Dr. Phil can also be found on Instagram, on which he has just over 425,000 followers. He has used his social media influence to promote his career, but also to share details from his personal life.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent TV personality and psychologist, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages.

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