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Evelyn McGee-Colbert - Everything about the Woman Who Became Stephen Colbert’s Wife

Titi Dokubo
Jun 22, 2022
03:10 P.M.
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Stephen Colbert knows how to excite guests on his show, and in his personal life, the TV host is happy with his wife, Evelyn McGee-Colbert, of over two decades, and their relationship is still going strong. Get to know the beautiful woman who made him fall in love at first sight.

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Stephen Tyrone Colbert was the youngest of 11 children born on May 13, 1964. He studied acting, created a sketch comedy show, and was the longest-running and most diverse correspondent on "The Daily Show."

In 2005, the comedian who studied voice and ballet and also loved doing parodies of well-known political and media figures started his show "The Colbert Report." In 2015, Stephen Colbert—married in 1993 to Evelyn McGee-Colbert—became the host of "The Late Show."

Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert at the 71st Emmy Awards on September 22, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

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WHO IS EVELYN MCGEE-COLBERT

Evelyn McGee-Colbert was born on July 23, 1963, to a prominent Charleston litigation attorney and politician, Joseph McGee. Her major was English and Drama at the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences.

Even though she graduated in 1985, she started acting when she starred in the show "Strangers with Candy." Evelyn also had a minor role as one of the Laketown spies in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." She is also one of the executive producers of "Derek DelGaudio's In & Of Itself."

Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert at the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

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HOW DID EVELYN MCGEE-COLBERT AND STEPHEN COLBERT MEET?

When he met Evelyn, Stephen was dating someone else, and they had been together for a few years. When his at-the-time girlfriend gave him an ultimatum for them to get married, he said he needed to think about it, so he flew home to mull over things with his mum.

His mother made him realize he was not ready for marriage, and because he had one week to spare, he followed his mother to the Spoleto Festival event, where he met Evelyn in the lobby.

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When he arrived at the event, he walked in with his mother on his arm, and Evelyn, who had spotted them, thought to herself:

"That man loves his mother."

Stephen had also spotted Evelyn and wondered who she was. It was love at first sight, and he knew he would have regrets if he did not say hello to her. When their eyes met, they realized they had grown up with each other but had not gone to the same school.

Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert at the 70th Emmy Awards on September 17, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

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EVELYN MCGEE-COLBERT AND STEPHEN COLBERT'S MARRIAGE

Evelyn and Stephen talked for two hours on the night they met and started dating in no time. On October 9, 1993, the couple tied the knot in a ceremony that was not a star-studded affair.

After their wedding, Stephen had a nervous breakdown. He revealed that he had been medicated for anxiety when he was younger. With medications, things became worse, and he had to stop taking the drugs after realizing he needed to go through the process and heal.

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The couple, who currently live in New Jersey, has three children. Their oldest child and only daughter, Madeline, was born in 1995, their first son Peter in 1998, and their last child John in 2002. When talking about the best parts of parenting, Stephen said:

"Conversations with your kids. Just having a conversation about what interests them or them asking you about something that interests you."

Stephen, who once had Jennifer Garner as his babysitter, revealed that he did not know what it took to be a parent until he had children. Even though it was hard, he appreciates that the complex parts are beautiful.

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WHAT IS THE SECRET TO EVELYN MCGEE-COLBERT AND STEPHEN COLBERT'S MARRIAGE?

After over two decades of marriage, Evelyn revealed Stephen is so sexy to her and he is silly. He has also taught her the importance of being silly. She further stated that being silly is essential because it is the opposite of grief.

Evelyn said being silly helps you throw yourself into a moment without care as one cannot consistently maintain their status as a dignified person.

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