Dr. Phil Gives His Wife The Most Unexpected Of Surprises

Surprise, Surprise

After being married for the good part of four decades, Robin had been known to shake things up. A mainstay in Dr. Phil’s show, she was always around to pop up with a funny side from time to time. But now, Phil wanted to catch her off guard. Fans knew too well that Robin had a cunning side to her. Now was the opportunity for Phil to copy her pranking skills and give her a taste of her own medicine…

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Surprise, Surprise

It’s Payback Time

The moment came, and Robin was completely shocked. Phil, in the middle of his own show, addressed the crowd  and started speaking: “My wife, Robin, is always the one who surprises me, but today, I’m finally getting her!” The crowd gasped and so did Robin. As he looked at her naughtily, everyone realized what was about to go down. The tables were turning, and there was nothing Robin could do about it. But what did Phil have up his sleeve?

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It’s Payback Time

One Classy Lady

This couple sure knows how to have some fun together. Over the years, Robin has been known to prank Phil from time to time. Despite being ranked as the 15th highest earning celebrity on the planet, Phil still seems to know how to have a good time and show his silly side. Robin never loses her dignity in the process of pranking her husband. But Phil was finally ready to surprise Robin in a way he never had before…

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One Classy Lady

The Biggest Mistake He Made

Although they are admired by millions today, Robin and Phil weren’t always such a beloved couple. In fact, the doctor has actually been married more than once in his life. The man behind the catchphrase, “get real,” previously tied the knot with Debbie Higgins McCall. It seems like whatever tricks he had up his sleeve, Robin would see the funny side of it. Debbie, however, can confirm that married life with Phil didn’t run so smoothly…

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The Biggest Mistake He Made

A Woman’s Role

Back in 1970, when Phil was only 20 years of age, he met the woman who he would marry first – Debbie. At first, Phil was head over heels for the former cheerleader and homecoming queen. But it wouldn’t take long before things started to go wrong. Years after the two parted ways, Debbie revealed that her ex-husband told her how to dress and even behave. Also, he apparently forced her to work out and lift weights so that she maintained her shape.

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A Woman’s Role

Robin To The Rescue

While Phil and Debbie were having their marriage annulled in the early 70’s, he started dating Robin Jo Jameson. After three years of dating, the couple tied the knot and before the end of the decade, they were expecting their first child, Jay. Seven years later, Robin had another boy by the name of Jordan. Phil knows better than anyone how close Robin holds her family to her heart. But many would be surprised to know that he also feels this way…

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Robin To The Rescue

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Phil’s close bond with his family runs so deep that at his son’s wedding, he was his best man. Jay McGraw tied the knot with Erica Dahm, one of the Playboy Playmate triplets and his dad wasn’t going to miss the ceremony for the world. Of course, Phil had a big part to play in the wedding plans and hosted the celebrations at his Beverly Hills home. But Robin was conjuring up ways to surprise him…

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Blood Is Thicker Than Water

“It’s Twelve O’Clock!”

But first, let’s take a step back and start with Robin’s act of mischief. Backstage, she showed Phil something that he had no way of anticipating. When the clock struck 12, she showed him something amazing. “It’s twelve o’clock, I have something I need to show you!” she said. Then she pulled out her laptop and showed him her Facebook profile. Then, in a completely unexpected move, she showed him a surprise video she had prepared in advance…

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“It’s Twelve O’Clock!”

Admiring His Queen

“I actually thought of this about nine days ago,” Robin said, after being asked when she thought of such a great idea. The video showed her painting different shades of red on a big canvas and she wrote sweet words directed at her husband. “She has always been the queen of creative,” Phil said. “She created our home, she created our family, and she’s done it all from love.” When all is said and done, there is no denying Robin’s romantic nature.

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Admiring His Queen

Life’s Mission

From the very start, Robin was there to support her dear husband Phil. Ever since his first appearance on TV, she has been determined to make his life as exciting and surprising as possible.

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Life’s Mission

It’s All In The Details

Robin’s romantic ways have always been something that Dr. Phil has warmed to. The most amazing thing about her surprise video to him was that she wore the same veil that she wore on their wedding day nearly 40 years ago. Robin organized the video so meticulously that every detail she chose was thought long and hard about. In fact, the song she selected to have playing in the background nearly brought her husband to tears…

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It’s All In The Details

Falling Hard

Robin chose Ed Sheeran’s hit single “Thinking Out Loud” as the background music for her video, and for a good reason. She cited the lyric “baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23” as the inspiration for the song choice. This is because it reminded her that she also met Phil when she was just 23 years of age. Since meeting her husband, Robin has been interviewed many times and asked how the couple have kept things fresh after all these years…

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Falling Hard

Rough Childhood

The truth is that Robin wasn’t always such a fun-loving individual. After growing up in an abusive home and with an alcoholic father, it was a miracle that she rose from such dire circumstances to be the bubbly person she is today. “I lived in uncertainty every day because of it and didn’t like the feeling,” she said. “I made decisions early on that I was going to do everything I could to be in control of myself and my life.”

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Rough Childhood

Affecting Her Marriage

Robin knew that the best way to deal with such a troubled past would be to rise above it and create a better future for herself and her loved ones. She learned from her parents’ mistakes and chose to make better decisions. She realized that the time she spent growing up in such turbulent circumstances “taught me compassion and how to have a more accepting and loving spirit.” This always helped her with future relationships, especially with Phil.

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Affecting Her Marriage

Secret To Their Marriage

When asked about what their secret is to longevity, Robin simply said that she has a couple of rules that she abides by with Phil. And although there are many critics of her methods, the results show that they are still together and happier than ever. After so many years together and seemingly little problems between the two, Robin opened up and confessed as to why they have stood the test of time after so long…

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Secret To Their Marriage

“You’re Lying!”

While many couples believe that fighting is a natural and even a healthy part of life, Robin and Phil decided to do things a little differently. They were not prepared to tackle their relationship in such a way. “People cannot understand when we say we don’t fight,” she said. “They go ‘that’s just not natural, you’re lying! Couples fight.’ … But we don’t.” But still, how did these two human beings prevent each other from starting fights with one another?

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“You’re Lying!”

He Knew From The Start

“We don’t fight and it’s because we had a conversation early on and I told him that it’s not natural for me to be in a house where people are screaming and yelling,” Robin said with a big smile. “My parents didn’t do it, I don’t do it and I don’t want to live in a house like that. He got it and has never raised his voice around me. We don’t fight.” It’s an amazing idea.

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He Knew From The Start

Tricks Up Her Sleeve

This is rule number one in Robin’s manifesto for a healthy marriage – not fighting. But this first rule means nothing without rule number two. The second principle is all about finding ways to show your significant other how much you love them and support them. Over the years, Robin has found many fun and exciting new ways to please Phil. Some she chose to keep to herself. However, she did have some she chose to reveal to the public.

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Tricks Up Her Sleeve

She Keeps The Passion Alive

The first technique was to “always flirt! A piece of advice I’d tell women: learn what your husband considers flirting and learn what makes your husband happy.” When considering this method, Robin thinks about what is the best way to make her husband happy and recommends other people to find their own ways – to work out what makes their spouse happy. In fact, when their first child was born, friends couldn’t believe what she told her husband…

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She Keeps The Passion Alive

He Needed To Know

Even when Robin’s first child came into the world in 1979, she had something incredible to say to her husband. She sat Phil down and told him that no matter who comes and goes in their life, that she will always put Phil first. She was asked why she said this to him. “From that moment on, he could say to himself, ‘Oh good, I’m not going to be in second place. She’s not going to forget about our relationship,'” she said.

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He Needed To Know

Balance Is Key

However, Robin isn’t only a loving wife and mother. She’s also a businesswoman in her own right. Despite this, she was always determined to find a balance between her business endeavors and the relationships she had with her children and her dear husband, Phil. When asked how she juggled so many important responsibilities, she answered by saying that she always asks Phil “what can I do for you? Tell me what you need from me…I’ll do it.”

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Balance Is Key

Marriage Under Attack

Another technique that Robin deemed truly invaluable for a successful marriage was regularly checking in with Phil. To let him know that she’s always taking him into consideration was paramount. “Phillip always needs to know I’m proud of him and he loves to hear that I appreciate him,” she said. But after taking her vow and enjoying such a successful marriage, she admitted that his profession had got in the way from time to time. It was time to take action.

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Marriage Under Attack

Sending A Clear Message

The truth was that Phil was constantly a target as far as the media was concerned. This was largely in part to his huge role on his show Dr. Phil. But unlike Robin, he certainly made his fair share of enemies in his time due to his straightforward approach when asked about sensitive issues. In July 2016, the couple decided to do something about the scrutiny and filed a lawsuit against a tabloid magazine for a whopping $250 million.

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Sending A Clear Message

Tables Turned

Despite the ups and downs that this larger than life couple has been through, the challenges the McGraws have faced has only made their bond even more unbreakable. It made them stronger and a force to be reckoned with in the world of pop culture. They sued the National Enquirer, citing over a decade of lies spread about their relationship. This forced many other magazines to watch what they said about this power couple. And things started to change considerably after this announcement.

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Tables Turned

Don’t Mess With The Press

Soon, the word of Phil and Robin’s legal actions arrived at Buzzfeed, and it was announced that the lawsuit had in fact been dropped. The announcement read, “The lawsuit has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all the parties. The parties have agreed to make no further comment about the lawsuit or its resolution.” Dr. Phil then got in touch with the Daily Mail and asked the newspaper to publish the statement as well.

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Don’t Mess With The Press

Printing Lies

The National Enquirer fiasco demonstrated just how protective Phil and Robin are of each other. When family being falsely accused in the media is concerned, Phil is taking no prisoners and will stop at nothing to seek justice. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said, “as a member of the media, I have a deep respect for the First Amendment. But it does not protect these people who knowingly print lies for money, particularly lies about my wife.”

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Printing Lies

Illegal Scheme

But Robin would, unfortunately, suffer at the hands of the media once again. This time, it was through an advertisement. The ad in question was for a skincare product and was falsely using Robin’s name to endorse it. But she never fully signed off or gave the company permission to use her name. The move was so audacious that she had never even heard of the company. Only after receiving letters from angry fans did she realize what had transpired.

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Illegal Scheme

Not Going To Stop

Phil said on his show, “we’re chasing these people, and we’re not going to stop until we find them.” He was determined to make amends. “To hear that there are people out there using our marriage and my name and image to sell lotion and creams that I have absolutely nothing to do with really drives me crazy.” It wasn’t the first time that Robin’s name was connected to a brand. In 2014, she released her own Revelation lifestyle brand.

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Not Going To Stop

Severe Burns On Her Face

Beyond Phil, Robin has also had many pains attached to other loved ones in her life. Her sister Cindi Broaddus experienced severe burns to the face and appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil in 2005. It was revealed that a stranger threw sulfuric acid at an overpass only for it to fall on her and a friend while she was driving in Oklahoma. The acid got through the car roof and severely damaged her face.

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Severe Burns On Her Face

True Hero

Despite only having a 30 percent chance of survival according to her doctor, Cindi beat the odds stacked against, survived and bounced back to live a very fulfilling life. In an interview with Larry King in 2005, not long after the episode that she starred in, Phil referred to his sister-in-law as a “true hero.” He continued by saying, “it doesn’t surprise me that she has handled this horrible tragedy like she has because she’s always been there for everyone else.”

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True Hero

Tough Lover To Softie

Dr. Phil is renowned for showing tough love towards his patients and the people he works with. But when it comes to Robin, he’s completely different. So the TV doctor took to Twitter and tweeted a string of videos in light of their 40th wedding anniversary, along with family photos and emotional music. Attached to the clips was the caption: “40 loving years and counting with the same sweet girl I met at 19!! Here’s to 40 more. I love you, Phillip.”

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Tough Lover To Softie

Baggy Shorts And Messy Hair

On the first time he met her: “She had on baggy shorts, and a T-shirt and [her] hair was sticking up everywhere – and she looked like a million bucks to me.” The TV psychologist was in sheer admiration of Robin and knew from day one that she was the one. According to Phil, they are “more than a team.” He also said that “when she cuts her finger, I bleed red; when she rejoices, my heart jumps.”

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Baggy Shorts And Messy Hair

Time For A Surprise

Fast forward to a recent Valentine’s Day edition of Dr. Phil. The man with the mustache saw this as the perfect opportunity to “get back” at his mischievous wife after all these years. “I’m finally getting her!” he said, playfully. The audience cheered in elation as Robin walked onto the stage and approached her hubby. Then, after years of waiting, she finally heard the words from Phil that she had been so desperate to hear for so long…

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Time For A Surprise

Couldn’t Stop Screaming

“So, as my Valentine’s Day gift to her, I talked to her number one favorite artist and band of all time,” Phil said. The crowd went wild, and Robin was in a sheer state of euphoria. She couldn’t string her words together, barely able to say, “I can’t believe it, I’m in shock.” She couldn’t stop smiling as the crowd got wilder and wilder. Struggling to contain her emotions, she rested her head on her husband’s shoulder.

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Couldn’t Stop Screaming

About To Pass Out

Overwhelmed by the excitement, Phil was a little worried that Robin would pass out from the news. She probably felt like she needed someone to pinch her to prove this wasn’t a dream. But Phil just held her tightly as she squealed in elation. As the show’s producers were cueing the surprise entrance, the happy couple waited briefly in anticipation. But finally, the cue filtered through and Phil knew exactly what to say for his next announcement.

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About To Pass Out

Who Was It?

“I talked to her number one favorite artist and band of all time to make an impromptu appearance today, just for her,” Phil said. “So without further ado, after ten years of asking, let me introduce the hottest band tearing up the charts from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia.” Before announcing the name of the act, he looked over to both his wife and the audience with a cheeky grin. In that moment, Robin knew exactly who he was referring to…

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Who Was It?

Another Surprise Coming

“Let me introduce … our son Jordan and his band Hundred Handed,” Dr. Phil said. The tears instantly started flowing from Robin’s eyes and members of the audience alike. It was their dear son Jordan! For over a decade, Robin was determined to get their son on the show to perform in front of them. But for so long, the producers were against the idea. However, they had a change of heart for Valentine’s Day and gave the couple exactly what they wanted. But wait, there’s more!

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Another Surprise Coming

Another Trick Up His Sleeve

The band wowed the crowd with one of their new singles. It was a monumental occasion for them. But something else happened that made this performance even more exhilarating for everyone involved. Another performer joined Jordan and his band on stage. And it was someone really talented and on the rise in the world of music. Phil didn’t just have his son up one sleeve. He had another trick up the other. But who was the other surprise?

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Another Trick Up His Sleeve

But Wait – That’s Not All…

So Jordan’s girlfriend Marissa Jack joined the band and performed alongside them. This young lady from Phoenix, Arizona, is a serious talent and many are suggesting big things from her in the future. At the age of 18, Marissa was pursuing her solo music career after moving to L.A. In 2010, she penned a deal with Warner Brothers Records and has already worked with a string of high-profile producers. Now, she’s with Jordan and in a happy relationship.

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But Wait – That’s Not All…

Until Next Time

As photos of Robin appeared on the projected screen, Jordan and Marissa performed together with the most beautiful of harmonies. The atmosphere that evening was incredible and the perfect way to celebrate Phil and Robin’s 40th anniversary. In a masterstroke, Phil was able to surprise his wife in the most romantic of ways, while also helping his son Jordan fulfill his dreams. “Did we get her or did we get her? I think we got her!” Phil said joyfully.

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Until Next Time

The Secrets Of Chuck Norris And What He’s Doing Now

He Grew Up In Poverty

Chuck Norris is a name that many of us have known – and feared – over the years, but surprisingly, it turns out Chuck came from humble roots. It turns out that Chuck’s father left the house when he was a youngster, and life was left to his mom to deal with. However, young Chuck Norris was determined to step up and become a father figure and role model to his two younger brothers.

He Grew Up In Poverty

He Used To Be Very Different

Chuck Norris wasn’t always the lean, mean, fighting machine that we know and love today. In fact, the star was once a shy introvert who would apparently try his best to stay away from everyone. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s said that Chuck always struggled at school. It looks as though being the man of the house, as well as coping with his step-father’s addiction, all took their toll on young Chuck.

He Used To Be Very Different

He Was In The Air Force

From a young age, Chuck decided that he wanted to sign up to the police force. He eventually landed his chance to carve his dream career when the youngster enrolled in the U.S. Air Force as one of the air police officers. From there, Chuck was deployed to South Korea where he would work out his time in the military. However, it was moving across the world that gave Chuck the chance to discover martial arts.

He Was In The Air Force

He Wasn’t Always Chuck

That’s not all the Air Force gave Chuck. In fact, his time in the military also gave him his name! That’s right – before he signed up to the Air Force, Chuck was known as Carlos Ray Norris. Throughout his time at school, the star was always known by his birth name. It wasn’t until he was a young adult that he earned the nickname Chuck. This was a name that was about to stick for the rest of time.

He Wasn’t Always Chuck

He Suffered A Major Loss

Although Chuck’s time in the military helped to shape his life, it also changed it forever. The star inspired his younger brother, Weiland, to sign up to the forces all those years later. Weiland was deployed to Vietnam where he served for four months until tragedy struck; he lost his life on the battlefield. Chuck admits that losing his brother is probably one of the toughest moments he has encountered in his life so far.

He Suffered A Major Loss

He Became A Teacher

Resigning from the military left Chuck with a new question: what was he supposed to do? Although he landed a job in an aircraft factory, Chuck wasn’t making enough money to support his new lifestyle away from the Air Force. He was left with no choice but to teach karate in his mom’s yard. Thankfully, everyone was desperate to learn the new skill. To top it off, Chuck also fell in love with teaching for the first time.

He Became A Teacher

He Created His Own Martial Arts

All of his time practicing martial arts meant it wasn’t long before Chuck picked up a trick or two of his own. So what better way to cement your name into the tough guy history books than by creating your very own martial arts? Yup, Chuck Norris is the proud creator of Chun Kuk Do. It’s said it’s a mixture of karate and Korean martial arts that aims to emphasize fitness, grappling, competition, weapons, and self-defense.

He Created His Own Martial Arts

He Is Almost Undefeated

As well as teaching martial arts, Chuck also competed in the sport for many years. In fact, the sports star was only defeated by a handful of people his entire career. As if that wasn’t enough, Chuck hasn’t lost a single fight since 1968. He later went on to retire in 1974 after defeating most of the lineup standing in his way. By the time he was done, Chuck had been crowned the professional full-contact karate middleweight champion.

He Is Almost Undefeated

He Taught Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen rose to fame as one of the most prominent anti-heroes of the ‘60s. So where did this action star learn his skills? From none other than Chuck Norris, of course. It’s reported the actor signed up to Chuck’s martial arts studio, and the pair soon struck up a friendship. That’s not all. It was apparently Steve that gave Chuck the push that he needed to break into the world of acting – a decision that would change his life forever.

He Taught Steve McQueen

He Was Friends With Bruce Lee

Being a movie star gave Chuck the opportunity to meet fellow martial arts legend, Bruce Lee. The pair had trained together throughout the ‘60s and were now about to start work on a new movie together. Lee had already signed up to The Wrecking Crew and knew he wanted Chuck to be his fighting partner. Chuck agreed, and the two created one of the most memorable fighting scenes of all time. The best bit? It was all ad-libbed.

He Was Friends With Bruce Lee

He Started His Own Charity

Chuck’s love of karate has gone much further than anyone ever imagined, as the movie star has since created his own charity, Kickstart Kids. The organization aims to teach character values to teens, but Chuck needed some help. It was during a conversation with a former President that Chuck explained his dreams of taking the sport across the nation. The former President was so impressed that he immediately invested in the plan.

He Started His Own Charity

They Became Good Friends

It looks as though this was the beginning of an epic friendship. As if starting a charity wasn’t enough already, Chuck and the former President were about to take their relationship to the next level. He explained to Chuck how he had always wanted to skydive, and chose his 80th birthday as the perfect time to jump from a plane. Although Chuck was hesitant to join the dive at first, he soon got geared up with a parachute and joined the team.

They Became Good Friends

His Silence Is Worrying

They say a man of few words is one who is thoughtful in speech. While it seems as though being one of the toughest guys on the planet might mean you no longer have to explain yourself through words, there might be a reason for Chuck’s silence. The actor has admitted he will say nothing if there is nothing nice to say about someone. So that silence means Chuck is probably judging you inside his own head. You have been warned.

His Silence Is Worrying

He Married Young

Chuck was still just a youngster when he met and fell for Dianne Holechek. To top it off, he was 18 years old when he found himself walking down the aisle with a new wife on his arm. The couple were married for 30 years and spent the majority of their adult lives together until they eventually split and divorced in 1989. Unfortunately, Chuck admits that Dianne left a massive hole in his heart the day that she walked out the door.

He Married Young

He Has A Secret Child

Although Chuck seems to be a family man on the red carpet, it looks as though things haven’t always been that way. That’s right; the actor once had an affair with another woman during his first marriage and fathered another child. However, Chuck had no idea about his missing daughter. Dina was born in 1964, and she reports that she knew about her biological father for ten years, but didn’t want to interrupt his family’s life with her groundbreaking news.

He Has A Secret Child

They Met After Several Years

It wasn’t until Dina was 26 years old that she was brave enough to tell her father the truth. It was 1990 when Chuck Norris received the news that he had a daughter from all those years ago. Could this be another person hoping for their shot at fame by claiming they have celebrity parents? It seemed not. In fact, Chuck stated that he knew Dina was his daughter from the first moment they met.

They Met After Several Years

He Never Expected to Marry Again

Chuck believed he would never find a love that made him want to marry again. That was, until he met and fell for Gena O’Kelley. The couple dated for some time until Chuck decided it was time to make it official. The actor only had four days of vacation at Thanksgiving and asked Gena if she could plan a wedding in six weeks. The model replied that she hadn’t said “Yes” yet, and Chuck remembered to pop the question officially.

He Never Expected to Marry Again

The Twins Ended Walker, Texas Ranger

The couple tied the knot in 1998 and welcomed twins in 2001. However, their arrival was about to throw a wrench in the works. Chuck decided that he no longer had the time in his schedule to continue filming, as well as raise a family. Therefore, the newborns were all the excuse Chuck needed to put an end to the show Walker, Texas Ranger. His fans were devastated, and it was the beginning of Chuck’s disappearance from the limelight.

The Twins Ended Walker, Texas Ranger

It Was A Family Affair

Many were devastated to see Walker, Texas Ranger come to an end – let alone the crew who had all worked on the show for many years. However, they might have been closer than we imagined. In fact, Chuck’s brother, Aaron, was one of the many who got the chance to direct four episodes of the show. To top it off, his son Mike directed five episodes, while his other son, Eric, was the director of a whopping 17 episodes!

It Was A Family Affair

He’s a Best-Selling Author

In addition to being one of the most celebrated martial artists in the world, Chuck Norris is also an accomplished author. Norris has published almost ten books throughout his career including two New York Times Best Sellers! Norris’ first book was a guide to marital arts called Winning Tournament Karate. He later released various health and self-improvement-themed books including the New York Times Best Seller, The Secret of Inner Strength: My Story. In 2008, he released his second best-seller, a politically-themed book entitled Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America.

He’s a Best-Selling Author

The Rise of Chuck Norris Jokes

Though he was already an accomplished movie star and martial artist, Chuck Norris gained popularity as the subject of Chuck Norris “facts” — hilariously absurd exaggerations of Norris’ strength and masculinity. Jokes about Chuck Norris making onions cry or being able to dribble a bowling ball have been a part of the internet humor since around 2005. Norris has mentioned that his favorite fact is that Norris was going to be added to Mount Rushmore, “But the granite was not tough enough for his beard.”

The Rise of Chuck Norris Jokes

How a Late Night Show Sketch Boosted His Popularity

Many people attribute the popularity of Chuck Norris “facts” to a popular sketch from late-night host and comedian Conan O’Brien’s show, Late Night With Conan O’Brien. In 2004, O’Brien’s network (NBC) purchased Universal, allowing him free access to every episode of Walker, Texas Ranger. O’Brien began incorporating clips of the show in his “Walker, Texas Ranger Lever” segment — a sketch involving showing the most outlandish and nonsensical scenes from the show. Many believe that this segment introduced Norris to a new generation of fans.

How a Late Night Show Sketch Boosted His Popularity

Connection to the Karate Kid Films

While Chuck Norris didn’t actually star in the Karate Kid films, he does have an interesting connection to the franchise. It turns out that Pat E. Johnson, actor and martial arts coordinator for three of the franchise’s films, actually trained under the guidance of Chuck Norris. Johnson became the head instructor at Norris’ California-based martial arts school and became the captain of Norris’ undefeated black belt competition team. Unfortunately, after years of training together, the two parted ways professionally in 1986.

Connection to the Karate Kid Films

He Has Been Featured in Multiple Video Games

Most people would agree that it takes a special level of fame to be featured in a video game, not as a character, but as yourself. In 1983, now-defunct video game company Xononx released a video game called Chuck Norris Superkicks. In 2008, thanks to the popularity of Chuck Norris facts, Gameloft released a mobile game called Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain. Almost a decade later, another gaming company released another mobile game called Nonstop Chuck Norris.

He Has Been Featured in Multiple Video Games

He’s Big in Europe

Though he’s considered by many Americans to be a national treasure, Chuck Norris is also extremely popular in Europe. In 2010, Norris starred in a Christmas-themed commercial for T-Mobile in the Czech Republic. Two years later, he replaced actor Antonio Banderas as the face of the Polish bank, Bank Zachodni WBK. In 2018, Norris starred in an advertising campaign for a Finnish hamburger chain called Hesburger. Thanks to his classic action films, the iconic actor is popular across the world.

He’s Big in Europe

He Has His Own Brand of Water

Though the idea of Chuck Norris finding an ancient aquifer right outside of his ranch seems like it would be just another Chuck Norris “fact,” it actually happened. In 2011, during a particularly severe drought, one of Norris’ ranchhands discovered the aquifer while he was digging a new well. The natural aquifer is said to be more than 23,000 years old and produces naturally purified drinking water. In 2015, Norris created the CForce Bottling Company to bring this artesian water to the market.

He Has His Own Brand of Water

He’s Very Involved in Veteran Affairs

Though many people may have seen Chuck Norris’ classic film Missing in Action, few know that Norris starred in this film and other POW rescue-themed films for a very sentimental reason. Norris dedicated these films to his brother, PFC Wieland Norris, who lost his life in Vietnam in 1970. Norris, who served in the Air Force, has remained connected to members of the armed forces and veterans. He has visited U.S. troops in Iraq and was the spokesperson for the U.S. Veterans Administration.

He’s Very Involved in Veteran Affairs

He Was a Comic Book and Cartoon Character

Although Norris is known for his often-violent action films, he was once the star of an animated television show and comic book series. Karate Kommandos, a series created by and starring Norris, aired in 1986. The show featured Norris as a government operative fighting against a villain called the Claw and his evil organization called VULTURE. The storyline was also adapted into a four-issue comic book by Marvel’s Star Comics.

He Was a Comic Book and Cartoon Character

He Hosted a Chuck Norris-Themed 5K Marathon

Running a marathon is difficult enough, but running a marathon dressed as Chuck Norris is even harder. Despite being difficult, 5,000 runners took part in the 2019 Chuck Norris 5K marathon in College Station, Texas. Runners had to wear costumes including fake beards and got to high-five Norris at the finish line. The race was also an attempt to create a new world record for most Chuck Norris look-a-likes in one place.

He Hosted a Chuck Norris-Themed 5K Marathon

Chuck Norris’ Fight With Bruce Lee Was Actually Illegal

The fight scene between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in The Way of the Dragon is arguably one of the most famous martial arts scenes in film history. What many people don’t know is that the iconic scene was actually illegally shot. Lee wanted to shoot the scene in Rome’s famous Colosseum. Unfortunately, filming in the Colosseum is prohibited, resulting in the actors bribing Roman officials and having to smuggle cameras in their backpacks. The actors entered, under the guise of being tourists, and quickly filmed the famous fight scene.

Chuck Norris’ Fight With Bruce Lee Was Actually Illegal

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Chuck Norris’ NASCAR Champion Son

Chuck Norris may be known for his alleged superhero strength, but his son is hot on his heels. It turns out that Eric Norris is not only a talented actor, director, stuntman, but he’s also a NASCAR racing champion. Eric began racing cars and motorcycles in the early ‘80s. After competing in various races, in 2002, he was named the winner of the NASCAR Winston West Series Championship. Though he enjoyed a successful career in car racing, Eric has returned to the world of entertainment.

Chuck Norris’ NASCAR Champion Son

His Film Debut Was Almost a Disaster

When Chuck Norris was approached by Bruce Lee to appear in his latest project, The Wrecking Crew, Norris was instantly onboard. Because he was generally uncomfortable with public speaking, Norris practiced his one line for weeks. Things got worse when actor Dean Martin forgot to duck during a fight scene and ended up getting kicked across the room by Norris’ kick. Thankfully, Martin continued filming and beating Norris up (on-screen at least).

His Film Debut Was Almost a Disaster

Why He Stopped Taking These Types of Pictures

Known for his iconic fight scenes, it’s no surprise that fans often ask Chuck Norris to put them in a fake chokehold during photo ops. While Norris often complies with their requests, he had a close call after a photo op went wrong. While visiting a base, a Marine asked Norris to put him in a chokehold. The chokehold went on a bit too long and the Marine ended up passing out. Thankfully, the Marine was fine and actually became famous on the base because of the incident.

Why He Stopped Taking These Types of Pictures

The Surprising Snakebite

One popular Chuck Norris “fact” is that “Chuck Norris was bitten by a cobra and, after five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.” In reality, Norris was bitten by a rattlesnake while on the set of his television show, Walker, Texas Ranger. In one scene, Norris picks up the rattlesnake to count its rattles (as Chuck Norris does). On the second take of the scene, the snake bit Norris, sending blood “everywhere.” Thankfully, the actor was fine — no word on the snake, however …

The Surprising Snakebite

He Stands By His Wife

Gena and Chuck first met in a sushi restaurant after one of Chuck’s close friends introduced the pair. The actor has admitted that he had no idea what to say to Gena at first but knew he already had strong feelings for his future wife. The couple has been together ever since. Unfortunately, their relationship was going to get put to the test in 2013 after it was revealed that the former model needed to undergo several medical tests.

He Stands By His Wife

The Scan Changed Everything

Gena was soon booked in for a scan to see if she had developed rheumatoid arthritis. All she needed to do was have an MRI scan with a simple injection to see the results of the scan clearer. Everything seemed simple. That was until the substance was injected into Gena, who later confessed it felt “As if acid had been passed through” her entire body. It looked as though she was having an adverse reaction to the injection.

The Scan Changed Everything

He Has Been At Her Side

Gena was about to spend the next five months in the hospital as she needed 24-hour nurse care. The former model was also hooked up to an IV at all times in a bid to save her life. It was this moment that changed Chuck’s life forever as he abandoned his acting career to focus on his family. The star then spent every night sleeping on a couch at the hospital as he didn’t want to leave Gena alone.

He Has Been At Her Side

He Wants Justice

Things got worse and worse for the couple as Gena’s health continued to deteriorate. Thankfully, the former model has been able to claim a portion of her previous life back and has since been discharged from the hospital. It was in 2017 that both Gena and Chuck decided they wanted to get justice for the actions of the hospital. Chuck is now putting all of his effort towards getting Gena the compensation she deserves for her troubles.

He Wants Justice

A Major Lawsuit

The pair believes that it was a metal known as gadolinium that was in the injection that was the cause behind all of Gena’s issues. Gena and Chuck feel as though they weren’t properly warned or educated about the substance the hospital would be using, and they could have prevented the entire reaction. So far, the couple confesses they have spent more than $2 million on Gena’s health bills, and want $10 million in compensation for the event.

A Major Lawsuit

He Wants To Change The Nation

Gena has since been left with several medical issues that have changed her life forever. Chuck is determined to change the medical laws surrounding his wife’s treatment. However, that’s not all. Chuck also hopes to improve everyone’s entire outlook across the nation. The star hopes that all the hate in the U.S. will one day come to an end as he regularly gets bothered by the conflict happening in the world. Perhaps he’s more about peace than war, after all?

He Wants To Change The Nation