Stephen Colbert knows how to excite guests on his show, and in his personal life, the TV host has been happily together with his wife, Evelyn Mcgee-Colbert, for over two decades, and their relationship is still strong. Get to know the beautiful woman who made him fall in love at first sight.
Stephen Tyrone Colbert was the youngest of 11 children born on May 13, 1964. He studied acting, created a comedy sketch, and was the longest-serving and most diverse correspondent for “The Daily Show.”
In 2005, the comedian who studied classical song and dance and who also enjoyed doing parodies of well-known political and media personalities launched 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
WHO IS EVELYN MCGEE-COLBERT
Evelyn McGee-Colbert was born on July 23, 1963, to a prominent Charleston lawyer 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 on the show “Strangers with Candy”. Evelyn also has a minor role as a Laketown spy 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
HOW DID EVELYN MCGEE-COLBERT AND STEPHEN COLBERT MET?
When he met Evelyn, Stephen was dating someone else and they had been together for a few years. When his then-girlfriend gave him an ultimatum to get married, he said he had to think about it, so he went home to think things over with his mother.
His mother made it clear to him that he was not ready for marriage, and because he had a week to spare, he followed his mother to the Spoleto Festival event, where he met Evelyn in the lobby.
When he arrived at the event, he walked in with his mother on his arm, and Evelyn, who had spotted them, thought:
“This 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 didn’t say hello to her. When their eyes met, they realized they grew up together but didn’t go to the same school.
Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert at the 70th Emmy Awards on September 17, 2018 | Source: Getty Images
THE WEDDING OF EVELYN MCGEE-COLBERT AND STEPHEN COLBERT
Evelyn and Stephen talked for two hours the night they met and started dating in no time. On October 9, 1993, the couple married in a ceremony that was not a star affair.
After their marriage, Stephen had a nervous breakdown. He revealed he was medicated for anxiety when he was younger. With the drugs things got worse and he had to stop taking the drugs after he realized he had to go through the process and heal.
The couple who currently live in New Jersey have three children. Their eldest child and only daughter, Madeline, was born in 1995, their first son Peter in 1998 and their last child John in 2002. Talking about the best parts of parenthood, Stephen said:
“Conversations with your kids. Just having a conversation about what interests them or having them ask you about something that interests you.”
Stephen, who once had Jennifer Garner as a babysitter, revealed he didn’t know what it took to be a parent until he had kids. Even though it was hard, he appreciates that the intricate parts look good.
WHAT IS THE SECRET OF EVELYN MCGEE-COLBERT AND STEPHEN COLBERT’S WEDDING?
After more than two decades of marriage, Evelyn has revealed that Stephen is so hot to her and he’s a dork. He also taught him the importance of being stupid. She further stated that being stupid is essential as it is the opposite of heartbreak.
Evelyn said being stupid helps you throw yourself into a carefree moment because you can’t always maintain your status as a worthy person.