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Who is Robin McGraw?

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Robin McGraw is an American author, television personality and philanthropist who is married to Dr. Phil McGraw, host of "The Dr. Phil Show," as of 2015. She launched When Georgia Smiled, a charitable foundation for women and children, in February 2014, and appears regularly on her husband's TV program. She also makes guest appearances on "The Doctors," a TV show created and produced by her son Jay.

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Robin McGraw was born Robin Jameson on Dec. 28, 1953, in Irving, Texas, to Jim and Georgia Jameson. The family, including three older sisters and a fraternal twin brother, moved to Oklahoma during her childhood.

She met her husband Phil McGraw in 1973, and the two wed on Aug. 14, 1976. They have two sons together, Jay and Jordan, born in 1979 and 1986 respectively.

Robin receives many accolades for her work to improve the lives of women and children, particularly those in abusive domestic situations. She serves as the national spokesperson for the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, a cooperation of almost 1,000 recruitment, training and support programs that help to represent children in and out of courtrooms. The Girl Scouts of America also named her as a national celebrity spokesperson in September 2014.

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