When Stephan Colbert was named the host of the 2017 Emmy Awards, he became the talk of the town. He has hosted a lot of shows till date, including The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and has earned enormous popularity. But do you know the woman behind the man?
Well, Stephan is actually married to his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert since 1993. That’s a freaking long time, isn’t it? Evelyn absolutely plays the main part in Stephan’s rise to success. Keep reading to find out about their relationship.
Stephan tied the knot with his gorgeous wife in 1993. Their first meeting took place in 1990 at Spoleto Festival during the world premiere of Hydrogen Jukebox. When Stephan saw Evelyn for the first time, he instantly knew that she was going to be his wife.
Stephen Colbert with his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert
In an interview, he recalled the first meeting:
“He saw her in a theater lobby and thought, ‘Her. That’s your wife. You’re going to marry her.’”
In 1995, Evelyn became a mother for the first time, after the pair welcomed their daughter Madeleine. The couple went on to have two more children.
Stephen Colbert with his wife and kids
Source: Daily Mail
Their first son, Peter, was born in 1998 and second son, John. was born in 2002.
It is quite rare to find marriages from 1993 surviving till date. People find it hard to believe but, yes, such couples exist and the Colbert pair is a perfect example of it. Next year the couple will be celebrating their silver jubilee. Despite all these years, love between them doesn’t seem to have reduced even a bit. In fact, Evelyn describes her husband as ‘so sexy’.
Stephen Colbert Shares a Heartfelt Story of the Moment he Knew his Wife was the one:
“He’s so sexy. And he taught me the importance of being silly. Being silly is so important. Silly is the opposite of grief. It’s throwing yourself into a moment without care. You can’t always maintain your status as a dignified person? it gives you blinders,” said Colbert. “When you always expect the world to fulfill your expectations, it wears you down. It closes you off.”
“He’s so sexy. And he taught me the importance of being silly.” “Being silly is so important. Silly is the opposite of grief. It’s throwing yourself into a moment without care. You can’t always maintain your status as a dignified person-- it gives you blinders. When you always expect the world to fulfill your expectations, it wears you down. It closes you off.” “So sexy.”
But Colbert's life has not always been so happy. His father and brothers, 18-year-old Peter and 15-year-old Paul, died in the Eastern Airlines Flight 212, which crashed in North Carolina in 1974. Anyways, he is having a great time with his wife and children now. Don't Stephan Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert make a great team? We hope Stephan holds tight to his wife forever, as she is such a lucky catch.