Yes, the TV does truly come with a stand. It seemed sturdy and does not look intrusive. Rather attractive with rounded edges and corners. I can't attest to how tough it is because I mounted my set on the wall, though.
i mounted my tv to the wall. never used the stand, but yes it came with one. on lg's site the stand is included if your looking to purchase the tv from qvc maybe you should look elsewhere if you need the stand.