The Real Story Behind Dr. Phil & his Wife’s Divorce

Dr. Phil and his first wife Debbie Higgins got divorced in 1973, just 3 years after their marriage in 1970.

The reason for divorce was Dr Phil’s violent behaviour, control-freak nature and cheating on his wife.

About Debbie Higgins

Known AsDebbie Higgins
Date of Birth15 August 1950
Age64 Years Old
Birth PlaceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
Death Date2014
Cause of DeathCancer
GenderFemale
BrotherBill Higgins
Ex-HusbandDr. Phil McGraw
ReligionChristian
AddressRoeland Park, Kansas, United States
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite, Caucasian
OccupationBusiness Women, Entrepreneur

Dr Phil and Debbie started dating when they both were 20 years old and in high school. Soon after they got married in 1970 at Roeland Park, Kansas, USA on 27th November 1970.

For the newlywed couple, life was going good but soon Phil was caught cheating and his behaviour was abnormal towards his wife.

Why Dr. Phil and his wife Debbie Higgins got Divorced?

Although Debbie never came in public about the reason for divorce. After she passed away in 2014 from cancer her brother Bill Higgins revealed the reason to media.

Violent Behaviour: He said Dr. Phil was a violent husband and had fights with his first wife occasionally.

Control Freak: Debbie was not allowed to go out alone or without permission of Phil.

Cheating: Phil was openly cheating on his wife with mistresses at the office and outside. He has mattresses, spa and health club at the office where he never allowed Debbie. She was also informed about his cheating by neighbours when she used to go to the gym he used to bring other women to the house which neighbour saw.

Debbie was producer, editor and businesswomen. She was producer and editor of the documentary ‘Christy Mathewson’s Day’ in 2011 and the horror film ‘Demon Hunters: Fear of Silence’ in 2013. She owned a liquor store in Kansas which is now managed by her brother.

After the divorce, she never applied for divorce alimony and kept the divorce matter private.

Also Read: Is Dr. Phil Getting Divorce From his Second Wife Robin McGraw?

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