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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Scoop on McGraw Wedding

8/13/2006 10:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jay McGraw, the son of TV pop psychologist Dr. Phil, got married on Saturday in Beverly Hills to former Playboy Playmate Erica Dahm – and Oprah was a notable no-show, TMZ has learned.

If there was any doubt that Dr. Phil and Oprah are on the outs, Oprah's absence from the nuptials of the son of her onetime protégé may just have confirmed it.

As for the wedding itself, TMZ has learned that the reception was held at the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel – right around the corner from Dr. Phil's estate, where the ceremony was performed. Of the 400 guests, the best-known celeb amongst them was talk-show legend Larry King.

The musical entertainment was a highlight of the occasion – songwriter extraordinaire David Foster played piano with the wedding band, and R&B singer-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds performed three songs, which Foster had rehearsed with the band for five hours. The result, says our source, was "amazing."

Some of the toasts given on behalf of the new couple seemed a little off-key; one of the bride's sisters, for instance, said, "When we first met Jay, we thought he was a jackass – but he turned out to be this wonderful nice guy." Dr. Phil was somewhat more charitable to his new daughter-in-law, saying with glass raised, "For a lot of girls, Erica is an easy girl to hate. She's skinny and beautiful. . . In this country, there's no such thing as an arranged marriage, but if there were, we'd want to arrange for Erica to marry Jay."

During the reception, guests noshed on such treats as mini-cheeseburgers, French fries, and little root beer floats, all said to be scrumptious. Cameras were out in force, with coverage to come on Dr. Phil's syndicated talk show.

The happy couple, who met on the set of a 2004 FOX reality show, is taking their honeymoon in Fiji.

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get a life people    

I will be the first to say congrad and good luck...They are a cute couple.......

2902 days ago

Jack Leland    

Mini cheesebugers served at a wedding? Were they trying to save money? I am confused.

2902 days ago


how he knew which one of the triplets to marry is beyond me.

he IS kinda cute. . . .

but what on earth did dr. phil do to piss oprah off?

2902 days ago


how he knew which one of the triplets to marry is beyond me.

he IS kinda cute. . . .

but what on earth did dr. phil do to piss oprah off?

2902 days ago


I remember watching a Dr. Phil segment wherein Jay disguised himself as a VERY unattractive man. The experiment was to illustrate people's prejudices when it comes to looks. As attractive Jay, everyone he had contact with were affable and open - as "ugly man,'" people shyed away from him. When his fiance saw him as ugly man, all she could say was that she was happy that it wasn't permanent. I would have said "Jay I love you no matter how you look." I didn't care for her reaction at all. Just my thought..........

2902 days ago

Black Sheep    

Right on Pieta. No matter how pure the initial intentions when people get to Hollywood it all changes. Humble Dr. Phil ends up in a $10 million mansion and his son ends up rich and married to an incredibly beautiful Playboy model. Very cliche.

2902 days ago


I thought it was interesting Dr. Phil's toast was that the bride was skinny and beautiful. In what was quoted, the good doctor did not mention any traits that were not physical, such as thoughtful, smart, funny, warm, etc. (and I won' even touch the "arranged marriage bit"). Maybe she is none of the forementioned, but then he could have just said "best wishes, be happy". If indeed he is in the mental health profession, it seems an extremely shallow and vindictive comment and he should know better. Unfortunately, it sounds as if the bride's family seems equal in their veiled back-handed complements. How sad.

2902 days ago


How long do they expect this one to last?

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2902 days ago


A book writer for teens marries a Playmate that posed nude with her two sisters? I would have thought daddy Phil would have counselled his son better.

Future show episodes:
1.) Explaining to your grandchildren why their skanky mother and sisters were in Playboy

2.) When your grandchildren see all their mother's nude pics on the internet

2902 days ago


Not bad for Jay McGraw, only 26 years old. He can afford to give his Playmate wife, a 5 carat diamond solitaire ring.
While other students have to take up college loans, and take the rest of their lives to pay back.
Good to be Dr Phil's son, riding on daddy's successful coattails.
If you look closely at the bride, 28 years old- she is common looking.
Do u think she married Jay McGraw for love?

2902 days ago


holly wood hillbilly

2902 days ago


I truely hope for the best for Jay & his new bride;Sometime's people only see a moment frozen in time in a photo & view a 2 minute look video clip & only see what they want to see or think no matter what.Why not read so much between the line's & wait to see what caption of word's come with the next headline of their new live's together.Until the next headline of their lives GOOD LUCK!

2902 days ago


The only thing I remember about this chick is that her and her sisters all had breast augmentation at the same time, then they got into Playboy. I also think they were Hef's "girlfriends" for awhile and were supposedly really, really catty toward any other women that tried to get near Hef.

I've always liked Dr. Phil and I think he gives great advice, but I am surprised he didn't mention any of his new DIL's great inner qualities. Oh, but then again, maybe she doesn't have any!

2902 days ago


food was trash
new wife is trash
Dr Phil is trash and probably his son is trash

2902 days ago
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