Joy And Regis Philbin: They've Been Together For Almost 50 Years And Still Have A Lot Of Fun

May 30, 2018

Joy and Regis Philbin have one of those rare iconic marriages in Hollywood. The couple have stayed together for 48 years.


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Outstanding career

Mrs. Phibin, a key television personality, has seen her husband through major changes in his career as a journalist, actor, and musician. Regis has been a leading face in American television since his days on a number of game shows.


The 86-year-old media personality was one half of Live! with Regis and Kelly. He hosted the show with Kelly Ripa and as a result became a fixture across generations in American homes.

Marriage secret

At 80, his final Live! with Regis and Kelly show aired on November 18, in 2011, after 28 seasons. When the couple spoke to Parade, Regis was easing into retirement.


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Both of them had worked on projects together from time to time and enjoyed it so much that they were hopeful about starting a talk show together.


After nearly 50 years together, Joy told Parade that she would rather be with her husband than anybody else because there was also something fun and interesting going on with them working as a team.

Life after retirement

These days, after a series of heart surgeries, Regis is focused on living healthy and spending time with family. The couple keeps it light and easy.


Joy is still quite active, and Regis spends his days going to the gym, playing some tennis, and following the stock market.


The couple loves to visit new places with their daughters, and Regis maintains his health so that he is in top shape to travel.

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