Jay Leno Seeks Conservatorship of Wife Amid Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Jay Leno, the renowned former late-night show host, has recently sought legal conservatorship over his wife, Mavis Leno, following her diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease. The couple, who have been married for over 40 years since 1980, have been a staple in the entertainment industry, with their relationship often being a topic of discussion.

Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive condition that erodes memory and other crucial cognitive functions, has reportedly affected Mavis Leno. The couple, who have chosen not to have children, have always been private about their personal lives. However, the recent development has brought their relationship into the spotlight.

In a 2023 interview on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Jay Leno humorously suggested that the secret to a long-lasting marriage was to wed a “normal” person. He then shared a more sincere sentiment, advising to “always marry your conscience.” He further elaborated, stating that one should marry someone who embodies the qualities they aspire to have, a philosophy that he believes has contributed to his successful marriage.

The past year has been challenging for Jay Leno, who endured a series of accidents. In November 2022, he suffered severe facial burns in a garage fire incident. A few months later, in January 2023, he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident, which resulted in a broken collarbone, two fractured ribs, and two cracked kneecaps.

Despite the severity of his injuries, Leno maintained his sense of humor. He joked about his “new face” following the garage fire incident during an appearance on Dana Carvey and David Spade’s podcast “Fly on the Wall.” He also humorously referred to his ear, which was damaged in the fire, as a “brand new ear,” stating that ears are vulnerable to fire due to their thinness.