Danielle Bregoli – THEN

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The most iconic guests in the history of the whole shows has to be Danielle and her signature catchphrase, “cash me outside.”  It was Danielle’s mom who came to Dr Phil as her daughter was completely out of control.  Danielle would brag about stealing her mom’s credit card and car.  She even threatening Dr Phil and the audience!

Danielle Bregoli AKA Bhad Bhabie – NOW

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Danielle turned her appearance on the show to her advantage and gained international fame by uploading videos of her bad behavior, sending them viral.  In 2017 she became the youngest female rapper to make the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, with her debut single.  Performing under the name of Bhad Bhabie, Danielle opened an OnlyFans account, earning $1 million in the first 6 hours!

Jordan The Best Anorexic Out There – THEN

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Jordan went on the show to speak to Dr Phil about losing weight.  This was very frightening as she only weighed 75 pounds and wanted to reduce down to 70.  She admitted she loved the attention of he distraught parents and enjoyed the watchful glances from strangers in the street.

Jordan The Best Anorexic Out There – NOW

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Fast forward a few years and Jordan regrets the wasted years she spent on focussing losing weight and becoming dangerously thin.  She says she hopes she can become an inspiration to other sufferers with eating disorders.  Jordan has got herself back on track, looking and feeling healthier, both in mind and body.

The 756-Pound Man – THEN

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Robert sat on Dr Phil’s couch, head leaned back, barely able to string together a sentence because of his enormous size.  He hadn’t weighed himself in 5 years and Dr  Phil brought in an industrial scale.  Robert weighed 756 pounds.   He felt lonely, trapped and very desperate. Robert was sent to Wellspring Academy and lost 260 pounds, although he had unfortunately gained it back by 2015

The 756 Pound Man – NOW

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Robert was sent to Wellspring Academy where he lost 260 pounds.  He started a YouTube channel, showing his journey and the positive effect the loss was having on him.  Unfortunately, by the end of 2015, he had put the weight back on with more besides.  It was all too much for his heart and he passed away in 2018.

Teen Murderer Zachary Davis – THEN

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Zachary Davis was probably one of Dr Phil’s most disturbing guests. Zachary was 15 years old when he he bludgeoned his mom to death with a sledgehammer.  He calmly  recounted his actions and the grizzly murder of his mother during his interview in 2015. Zackery claims he did it after she failed to believe his claims of abuse by his older brother seriously.

Teen Murderer Zachary Davis – NOW

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Zachary Davis received an automatic life sentence for first degree murder after a four day trial .  On Friday June 5, Sumner County Judge Dee David Gay sentenced Davis to 20 years each for the additional charges of attempted first degree murder.  There was also the charge of aggravated arson for setting his house on fire while his older brother was inside.  His total sentence was 71 years.

Disturbing 12 Year Old Aneska – THEN

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Aneska was only 12 years old but so disturbingly violent that her parents and sibling no longer wanted to be near her.  She looked “cute and innocent but her mother claimed that Aneska held the family in a state of crisis.  She was aggressive, violent and explosive.  She was reported to have killed a nest of baby birds.

Disturbing 12 Year Old Aneska – NOW

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There was an update at the end of the 2016 episode which revealed that a doctor had discovered abnormal activity in her brain and Aneska was prescribed a new medication. Her family believe her terrifying behavior began when she fell off her bike when she was 3 years old.

Hayley Was Pregnant With Jesus – THEN

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In 2016, teenager Haley appeared on the show and revealed to the world that she was 9 months pregnant with Baby Jesus.  She said she was 100% sure about being pregnant and the identity of the baby.  Haley failed multiple pregnancy tests and a pelvic exam which all showed she was not pregnant. An ultrasound also showed no evidence of a baby.

Hayley Was Pregnant With Jesus – NOW

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After she got the multiple negative results on the show, she insisted, “You can’t lie to Jesus.”  Her other big news was that Eminem was her father!  Haley returned to the show and admitted that the phantom pregnancy had been caused by, wait for it, trapped wind.  What can you say?

Sexy Vegan THEN

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Sexy Vegan made a memorable appearance with Dr Phil in 2017, after his family had complained about his bizarre behavior.  In fact he had to be removed from the show for using excessive profanity. Originally named Hansel Marion DeBartolo III, he changed his name to Sexy Vegan and had the words tattooed on his forehead.  His family said he walked around wearing speedos, carrying a full length mirror in front of him.

Sexy Vegan – NOW

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Sexy Vegan lapped up his half hour of fame on Dr Phil’s show.  He didn’t change his behavior, with vanity pouring out of him!  He made headlines again in 2019, after posting inappropriate acts with animals online.  His comment to the arresting officers was that his occupation was “2020 presidential candidate”.

The Guy Who Swears He Writes Taylor Swift’s Songs – THEN

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Despite being only 23 years old when he spoke to Dr Phil, Riley claimed to have written hundreds of songs, the biggest of which was allegedly “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift. Swift’s mother was personal friend of Dr Phil and she confirmed that she did not even know the man and he had not been credited for any of the songs.

The Guy Who Swears He Writes Taylor Swift’s Songs – NOW

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When prompted to discuss the issue of him being a prolific songwriter some years later, he finally admitted drug use may have clouded his thinking.  Still delusional, he professed his love to Taylor Swift, believing they were soul mates and it was a love that would last forever!

Patricia Who Faked Cancer – THEN

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Jessica appeared on Dr Phil’s show to confront her mother, Patricia, who she claimed had blatantly lied about terminal illnesses. Patricia claimed to have suffered 17 strokes and flat lined twice in the past year.  She also announced (in the same sentence),  “I have 12 titles in weightlifting, and I have cancer.”  Although Patricia had undergone brain surgery, there was no cancer and she left the hospital unaided.  The lies were used to scam good people to donate to her.

Patricia Who Faked Cancer – NOW

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At this time, Patricia she has a stable job as a counsellor for patients with drug addiction. She received government assistance that made it easier to take care of 14 kids. She keeps posting on social media on regular basis and updates people about the happenings in her busy life.

Telly Zelly Wanted To Be A Rapper – THEN

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Despite doing well academically and successfully getting  good scholarships, Telly Zelly decided to become a rapper. She considered herself to be the male version of Drake and she transformed her lifestyle completely.  Telly Zelly appeared on the show with her mom who was disappointed with her daughter’s choice and ambition.

Telly Zelly Wanted To Be A Rapper – NOW

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Telly Zelly found that being on television was a stepping stone to her carrying out her dream.  She would not budge from her decision to become a rapper and has put her heart and soul into this career path.  She is doing well for herself and has recently released a single “Leave Me Alone Love.”

Influencer Jesse Taylor – THEN

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Jesse Taylor, just like many of the guests who featured on Dr Phil, was a budding influencer.   She was invited on because her viral video showed her experiencing an extensive meltdown because her social media account had been deleted.   The girl was literally distraught!

Influencer Jesse Taylor – NOW

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Jesse got over the heartbreak of being shut down on social media platform and took some time out.  Her spirits have since improved as she now has more than 91,000 followers on Instagram and has become a well known influencer and YouTuber.  She got her happy ending!

Burke Ramsey, Brother Of JonBenet – THEN

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Burke Ramsey’s appearance on the show stirred up lots of controversy in 2016. He was the older brother of murdered JonBenet Ramsey and the only family member to not publicly address his sister’s death. He appeared to be smiling when describing the events surrounding the death of his sister, although Dr Phil thought that Burke was just nervous.

Burke Ramsey, Brother Of JonBenet – NOW

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Burke lives a quiet life. He is employed as a software engineer and works mainly from home, to avoid being around people.  He has been pictured with a female but it is not known if that is his significant other.  He sued CBS for $750 million for intimating he was the murderer.

Ava Louise Who Licked A Toilet During Pandemic – THEN

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Ava Louise became famous after her video appeared on TikTok and she was seen licking a toilet during the pandemic.  The viral video was the reason she appeared on Dr Phil.   The presenter said he witnessed the weirdest personality in a person that he had ever seen.  Ava Louise commented, “I’d rather die hot than live ugly.”

Ava Louise Who Licked A Toilet During Pandemic – NOW

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Ava Louise has not changed in that she wants to shock, even if it comes at a price.  She started the crazy Kanye and Jeffree rumor and then admitted she made the whole thing up.  She’s bad mouthed the Kardashians and has lawsuits against her for defamation of character.  Whenever she is interviewed. she plays it dumb and says it’s all a bit of fun.

Tanya Ramirez Who Had Sexual Relationship With One Of Her Students – THEN

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Tanya Ramirez was a strange guest on the show.  She worked as a coach at Corpus Christi and was living in Texas when she appeared on the show. She had a sexual relationship with one of her students and found it completely ‘normal’.  She trapped a 17 year old student through texts and flirtatious acts, carrying out illegal physical acts with him.

Tanya Ramirez Who Had Sexual Relationship With One Of Her Students – NOW

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Tanya Ramirez pleaded guilty and got 7 years probation and was registered as a sex offender.  She didn’t learn her lesson and started a relationship with another student.  As she was no longer teaching, she saw nothing wrong with this!  Her husband, who she is pictured with above, is sticking by her.

Obsessive Teen Influencer Christian Aaron – THEN

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When Christian Aaron became a part of Dr Phil’s show, he was a struggling YouTuber and it worried him. He wanted online fame and it became an obsession.  He discussed how much it meant to him to have strangers interested in his life and he became emotional.

Obsessive Teen Influencer Christian Aaron – NOW

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Two years down the line, Christian Aaron confessed that he felt like he had completely forgotten who he really is and has lost his identity.  Surprisingly, he’s still trying to increase the number of followers on social media platforms.  He currently has 208,000 on Instagram.