Jay Leno Files for Conservatorship Over Wife Mavis, She Suffers From Alzheimer’s
Jay Leno Takes Steps to Manage Wife’s Affairs
Jay Leno is taking steps to manage his wife’s affairs in the form of a conservatorship. The comedian filed legal documents on Friday to become the conservator of his wife Mavis Leno’s estate, according to court records.
Mavis Leno Suffers From Alzheimer’s Disease
A source with direct knowledge tells TMZ that Jay’s wife suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis, the source says, is the basis of the Conservatorship, meaning Jay’s wife may not have the wherewithal to take care of herself.
Jay and Mavis Leno‘s Relationship
Jay and Mavis Leno have been together for decades, tying the knot way back in 1980 after meeting in the 1970s at the famous Comedy Store in West Hollywood. The couple does not have any kids, a decision Mavis takes full credit for.
Alzheimer’s Disease: A Progressive Condition
Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive disease that starts with memory loss and is the most common type of dementia. It is unclear when Jay’s wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but it is a condition that can significantly impact a person’s ability to function independently.
Jay Leno Files for Wife’s Conservatorship
Jay Leno has reportedly filed for conservatorship for his wife, Mavis Leno, amid an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.
According to TMZ, Jay filed the court documents on Friday, citing his wife’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease as the reasoning. The outlet claims that Jay filed the court documents on Friday, citing his wife’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease as the reasoning, a condition that was formerly unannounced to the public before the filing.
Vulture has reached out to Leno’s representatives for comment. Page Six reports that there will be a hearing for the Conservatorship on April 9. The couple has been together for over 44 years and have no children. Jay and Mavis recently made a public appearance at the Hollywood Improv in November 2023 for the club’s 60th anniversary.
Earlier last year, Jay broke several bones in a motorcycle accident, including two broken ribs, and a few months before that, he had serious burns from a gasoline fire.