When Alex Trebek and Jean Currivan said “I do,” the popular host was already 50 years old. And while he admits that he’s relatively happy with how things have turned out, he revealed to People magazine in 2019 that something occurred to him not too long ago. “I’m pretty satisfied with my life, but my wife, Jean, and I have been together almost 29 years, and I was thinking about President Bush when he died, and all the comments about his life, about what a nice guy he is, and how he and his wife had been together 73 years,” he said. “I thought, oh my gosh … if I’d just met Jean in my 20s, we could have had a long life together.”
However, since there’s a 24-year age difference between the husband and wife, Trebek also jokingly noted, “I guess if I’d met her when I was in my 20s, she wouldn’t have been born yet.” He then added, “But hey, 29 years is pretty good!” Considering some celebrities’ marriages fall apart faster than you can blink an eye, we’d say 29 years is pretty darn good, too!