Bette Joy Senese: February 1, 1941 in New York City, New York.
How Joy and Regis Met:
Regis: "She was extrememly attractive and very efficient and more or less ran the office ...[a] gorgeous redhead who was sweet and charming and always in charge."
Source: Regis Philbin. How I Got This Way. 2011. pg 301.
Joy: "I mean, he was just very flirtatious."
Source: Regis Philbin. How I Got This Way. 2011. pg 303.
Wedding Date and Info:
Regis: "I wondered if that [the cemetery] was an omen. But the wedding chapel was charming ... It was all ahead of us from there. The next twenty-five years. And now, a quarter century later, she remains exactly the same as I found her. Only sweeter. And savvier. And sexier."
Source: Regis Philbin. How I Got This Way. 2011. pg. 305.
- Amy Philbin: Born abt. 1961. Her mother is Catherine Faylen.
- Daniel Philbin: Born abt. 1967 with serious birth defects. His mother is Catherine Faylen.
- Joanna Philbin: Born in 1973. Her mother is Joy Senese.
- Jenifer Joy Philbin: Born in 1974. Her mother is Joy Senese.
Joy: Interior decorator, actress, television show co-host.
Regis: "I was in my early twenties when I married my first wife, Kay. We did it hastily. The truth is, we probably didn't know each other well enough. That marriage was painful for both of us."
Source: Regis Philbin, bill Zehme. I'm Only One Man! 1996. pg. 239.
Quotes About the Marriage of Joy and Regis Philbin:
Source: Regis Philbin. How I Got This Way. 2011. pgs. 298-299.
Regis: "Yes, the years roll by, but Joy just gets more beautiful. She's still the greatest joy of my life."
Source: Regis Philbin. How I Got This Way. 2011. pg. 352.
Joy: "I love working with you [Regis]! When I do the show with him it's like going to a party. It's fun because we don't do it often! ... There's just something about Regis. There's always something new on the horizon and it keeps our lives active and fun. I'd rather be with Regis than any other person in the world."
Source: Erin Hill. "Joy and Regis Philbin Share Their Secret to a Long, Happy Marriage." Parade.com. 9/22/2011.
Regis: Let me tell you something: When you marry a woman, you're not only marrying her -- you are marrying her family. Her entire family. Make no mistake about it."
Source: Bill Zehme, Regis Philbin. Who Wants to Be Me? 2000. pg. 163.