Jean Currivan Trebek is the wife of the longtime host of Jeopardy game show Alex Trebek. So how has life been for the couple, let us find out!
Jean and her early days
Jean Currivan was born in 1964. She is from New York and was raised in Huntington, New York. As regards her parents, there is no information available as also about her siblings or other family members. She attended Harborfields High School from where she graduated in 1992. Beyond this, there is no detail about her college or graduating degree.
Jean and her career
Jean was a real estate project manager when she met Alex Trebek. There is an age difference of 24 years between them. After that job, Jean took to becoming a full-time homemaker. She switched to her role as a wife and then as a mother to her two kids. She is camera-shy and prefers to be behind the camera like her son Matthew and unlike her husband Alex and daughter Emily who both love to romance the camera.
Jean invested in a Mexican restaurant for her son Matthew. This restaurant is opened in Harlem, New York and is called Oso. He did not have any interest in TV. Matthew had once said:
“I’m much more like my mom. My mom and I are much more reserved and shy, and my dad and my sister are a little more outgoing and [want] to be the entertainment people.”
Jean and Alex’s relationship
In 1998, Jean and Alex had met at a party for the first time. There was some chemistry between the two immediately after this meeting. They started dating and Jean had revealed once that in the initial days she was really nervous to date him. She said that Alex had made her comfortable. She said:
“But Alex is really down to earth. He’s much more casual than he is on the show.”
In two years time felt that they need to take their relationship to the next level. He proposed to her with black velvet pants and a matching jacket and a 16-carat sapphire ring, surrounded by diamonds. They tied the knot in 1990 in LA’s Regency Club in the presence of 150 guests. She was only 26 at that time.
Alex was previously married for 7 years to Elaine Callie. They separated and there are no children in this relationship.
Jean and Alex have two doting children. The son is Matthew and he was born in 1990. Their daughter Emily was born in 1993. The family resides in California. Alex has purchased a mountain for her in Hollywood Hills for their dream home. It had cost him $ 1.5 million.
Her daughter Emily had said about her mother:
“I came to do something to get out of my comfort zone. Being in front of a camera definitely does that for me, And glam-ing up, having to put on make-up and having to focus on me is a challenge.”
Emily has graduated from Loyola Marymount University in the year 2015.
Jean is a very religious person. She holds membership of the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science and the Church’s website mentions her name as a practitioner.