A: When I’m with Phyllis.
Q: Briefly describe your dream girl.
Q: What three characteristics do you find most attractive in a girl?
A: Warmth, sincerity and femininity—and I found them all in Phyllis.
No need to go on any further. It’s plain to see that Mike and his wife are two of the happiest, luckiest young people in America. It seems as though Fate decides that some people are born to be together for the rest of their lives. In this case, Fate not only decided that Mike and Phyllis were the right combination, but saw to it that their paths crossed early in life, so that they could share their joy in each other for as long as possible.
DATING: Though Mike and Phyllis seldom go out in the evening, when they do “date” they go to Beverly Hills and find an especially nice restaurant where they can share a perfect dinner—by candlelight, if possible. After dinner, they go for a short drive and then head straight back home. Neither of them dig dancing or the movies or parties. To Mike, a perfect date is spending a quiet evening alone with his wife and his young son, Christian.
LOVE: Not to be redundant, love is summed up in just one word by Mike Nesmith—and that word is Phyllis.
SECRET LIFE: Mike’s secret life is his privacy—something he assiduously protects. It is only natural that after hours of constant work and public exposure during the day, the only married Monkee should long to close the door of his home against the outside world and enjoy his privacy, far from the prying eyes of the camera, the press and his well-meaning fans.
Magazine: 16 Spec
Author: Gloria Stavers
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 4–8, 50, 64