After 30 years of marriage, Alex Trebek couldn’t feel luckier to have his incredible wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, by his side. The longtime lovebirds have been inseparable ever since they first met in 1988, and fun facts about their loving relationship prove they’re going to be together forever.
The Jeopardy! star first crossed paths with his love after being introduced by a friend in the late ’80s. At the time, Alex was divorced from his first wife, Elaine Trebek, whom he married in 1974.
After dating for a few years, Alex and Jean tied the knot in a romantic wedding ceremony in 1990. That same year, the lovebirds welcomed their eldest son, Matthew Trebek, followed by their youngest daughter, Emily Trebek, in 1993.
Even though Alex is one of showbiz’s biggest stars, he isn’t one to put his relationship on full display. “Alex and Jean have one of Hollywood’s best love stories,” an insider exclusively told Closer Weekly in March. “The fact that they don’t flash it in everyone’s faces, like a lot of couples in this town do, is [a true] testament [of] their confidence.”
Aside from having Jean as his partner in crime, the source noted how amazing the dedicated wife has been since he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in March 2019. “Alex says he never would have been able to get through his cancer battle without Jean,” the insider added. “There were some very dark days when he just wanted to give up, but she has a way of lifting his spirits.”
Fortunately, Jean has been going above and beyond to make her husband’s cancer battle as painless as possible, including using her skills as a sound healer. “She makes him smile when he least expects it,” the source shared. “He says he’s only beaten the odds this long because of his wife’s daily support.”
Jean is such a positive force in Alex’s fight, a friend close to the couple insisted she was the reason he has no plans on giving up. “I think that’s part of it. He has the most beautiful [wife] in every way,” the pair’s pal Ruta Lee gushed to Closer in April. “She’s not only beautiful on the outside but she’s beautiful internally, and spiritually. She’s very very much a handmaid of the Lord’s.”
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