Evelyn McGee-Colbert is Stephen Colbert’s wife. The host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Colbert Report’ is replacing David Letterman as host of ‘The Late Show.’ See photos and find out more about the longtime spouse of the man who will soon takes over for the retiring television legend.

 Evelyn McGee-Colbert and Stephen Colbert

Photo: Evelyn McGee-Colbert and Stephen Colbert
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Yes, David Letterman’s retirement announcement was sudden and took everyone by surprise. Likewise the speedy announcement of his replacement is to some extent a surprise as well although there had been widespread speculation that the 49-year-old Stephen Colbert was the frontrunner.

His transition from Comedy Central to CBS does spark curiosity as we will see the real Stephen Colbert rather than his faux conservative talk show host personality that brought many iconic moments on ‘The Colbert Report.’

What will his monologues be like? Will he share stories of his home and family life as so many other late-night talk show hosts do?

And what about his wife? They are a couple who stay out of the tabloids, first of all, and thus, the particulars of the Evelyn McGee-Colbert biography are not linked to scandalous speculation and rumors. Who is she? Many are asking. Actress or model as so many are? Yes, by profession she is an actress and was most recently seen in for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. She is also known by her nickname Evie McGee.

Like her famous husband she is also grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. They originally met in 1990 and got married in 1993. They have had a few professional collaborations, including his previous Comedy Central series, ‘Strangers with Candy.’ The couple has three children — a daughter and two sons; Madeleine, Peter, and John.

Evelyn McGee-Colbert is frequently by her husband’s side on the red carpet and you can see many more pictures of the longtime married couple below. Also see the video a rare television interview which the Colberts gave recently shedding some light on their longtime union.

Photos: Evelyn McGee-Colbert and Stephen Colbert
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