The TV personality Alex Trebek was earlier married to Elaine Callei Trebek. Find out everything about his ex wife from below.
George Alexander Trebek is a famous Canadian-American television personality. He is commonly called as ‘Alex’. Alex Trebek has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He has an annual salary of $10 million. He has earned such a huge net worth with his very successful and long-time television career. Trebek was born in Ontario, Canada. He founded a career in television as soon as he was out of college. He began reporting news for the CBC. He eventually got into hosting game shows on television and he did it with an ease owing to his befitting on-air skills. Over years, he got on to hosting a number of programs like ‘Battlestars’, ‘Double Dare’, ‘High Rollers’ and ‘Concentration’. When the nationally syndicated version of ‘Jeopardy!’ was aired, he hosted it with an amazing grace and perfection and rose to fame with his work on the show. ‘Jeopardy!’ was first aired in 1984 and it became such a cultural icon that his Trebek’s style was even parodied by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live. Trebek was even cast as a man on an episode of The X-Files. Trebek has also hosted the National Geography Bee which is a contest to find that youngster in America who knows the most about geography. Alex Trebek became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998. His family consists of his wife, Jean and their two children, Matthew and Emily.
Elaine Callei Trebek, the ex wife of Alex Trebek
Elaine Trebek Kares was formerly known as Elaine Callei. She is an American businesswoman originally from Columbus, Ohio. She is a graduate in journalism from the Ohio State University. Elaine Callei Trebek was a Playboy Bunny in 1960s under the fictitious name of Teddy Howard. She used the name Teddy Howard as a pseudonym. Elaine Callei Trebek had first married Louis Callei. She later moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to run her own promotion and party planning business. After some time, she joined the CHCH-TV in Hamilton as a host of the daily talk show, ‘Call Callei’. She showcased her boundary-pushing interest in sexual topics during the show. Her interview in 1972 with Xaviera Hollander led to her being reprimanded from the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission in 1973. Elaine Callei Trebek left the CHCH-TV and took charge as the co-host of CTV’s Canada AM in February 1973 soon after Carole Taylor left the program to join W5. Elaine could last in the program for only a few months and later left it by mutual agreement that she was not a good fit for a morning show. She was succeeded by Helen Hutchinson. Elaine Callei Trebek married Alex Trebek in 1974. She returned to the United Stages to pursue career opportunities there. The couple divorced in 1981. They did not have any children. Alex Trebek became the adoptive father of her daughter Nicky from her previous marriage with Louis Callei. Elaine Callei Trebek later married film producer Peter Kares and launched her own businesses. Their business ventures were plenty including the Scent Seal, which created a new system for packaging fragrance and perfume samples and Mag-a-Music, which was an early venture into multimedia music distribution. Elaine Callei Trebek now known as Elaine Trebek Kares currently owns and operates Gallery GO which is an art gallery in Los Angeles, California.
Other interesting facts
Although she maintains a low profile there are some interesting facts about Elaine Callei Trebek you might be interested in: * Elaine’s second husband, Alex Trebek has been his second wife, Jean Currivan Trebek for 27 years now since they got married in 1990. * Elaine and Alex were married for seven years from 1974 to 1981. Elaine did not have any children with Alex but Alex became the adoptive father to her daughter Nicky Callei from her previous marriage to Louis Callei. * Elaine Callei Trebek is an American businesswoman who owns several companies including a perfume package company called the Scent Seal, a multi-media distributor company called Mag-a-Music and Gallery GO, an art gallery in L.A. She has tried many different career paths during her lifetime including being a talk show host, a party planner and a Playboy bunny. * Elaine’s third husband is film producer Peter Kares. They married in 2001 and they are still very much together. Peter has also started many of his business ventures with her. * ELaine is from Columbus originally. She moved to Toronto, Canada to start her party planning business and then eventually get into TV hosting. She became a talk show host but later moved back to America with Alex so that Alex could further his career. She now lives in Los Angeles with her family. * Even after divorcing her mother, Alex and Nicky Callei have maintained a very close relationship. She still used his last name as Nicky Trebek. Nicky worked on the production side of Jeopardy along with some other TV specials and films. Nicky Trebek has done some modelling and has appeared in Cosmoo, Vogue and Glamour. She is also a singer and a songwriter.