Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog forecaster, made headlines on February 2nd, 2023, when he emerged from his burrow and predicted six more weeks of winter after spotting his shadow. This event sparked not only attention on Phil’s predictions but also on his wife, Phyliss.
Phyliss has been married to Phil for many years. The couple lives a quiet and peaceful life together in their manmade zoo at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library.
While Phil is well-known for his weather forecasting abilities, Phyliss prefers to live a quieter life, often appearing on Phil’s social media pages.
Punxsutawney Phil: A Well-known Figure
Punxsutawney Phil is a well-known figure in Groundhog Day folklore and is said to have been predicting the weather since 1886.
According to the Groundhog Day website, Phil’s supposed immortality is attributed to an elixir of life he takes each summer.
While Phil is believed to receive this elixir, Phyliss is not mentioned as receiving it, which has upset some fans over the years.
Before the Groundhog Day celebrations this year, a meme naming Phyliss as Phil’s ex-wife circulated on social media.
The meme included a picture of a groundhog wearing rollers and a pink dressing gown and a message stating that Phyliss now lives in Florida and considers Phil, a compulsive liar.
Despite the meme, Phyliss is still listed as Phil’s wife on the Groundhog Day website, and the couple recently appeared together in a recent social media post, posing with a set of pumpkins in celebration of Halloween.