Jean Currivan Trebek is an American businesswoman and a real estate manager who is well-known in the media as the loving and caring wife of Alex Trebek, a Canadian American pantheon of the American television game show, ‘Jeopardy!’. The couple shared a relationship that was regarded as one of the best relations by the media but unfortunately, she was widowed after the sad demise of her husband on 8 November 2020.

He passed away at the age of 80 in his home in Los Angeles, California, United States after fighting the battle against pancreatic cancer for over 18 months. Alex Trebek used to admire his wife a lot and the two loved each other a lot despite the age gap of 24 years. The two of them met back in the year 1988 and had been together ever since till death did them apart.

Quick Info
Full NameJean Currivan Trebek
Date of Birth23 September, 1963
Birth PlaceHuntington, Long Island, New York, the United States
OccupationBusinesswoman, real estate manager
Height1.73 m
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Alex Trebek (m. 1990–2020)
Net worth$5 million

Early Life and Bio

Jean Currivan Trebek was born on 23 September 1963 in New York City, New York to parents whose identity has not been made public. Likewise, there is no information available regarding her childhood, her family details, and her siblings. However, it is a known fact that she was raised by her parents in Huntington, Long Island, New York, the United States alongside her brother whose name is Chris Currivan, and her sister whose name is Audrey Currivan.

Unfortunately, the sisters lost Chris in a road accident that took place in the year 1994. Besides this, she is currently 57 years old with the zodiac sign of Virgo.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Jean Currivan Trebek holds an American nationality and descends from Anglo-Irish ancestry. She was born and raised as a Catholic thus, she practices Christianity as her religion. Besides this, she stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.73m/173cms) tall and weighs around 60kgs (132lbs). Moreover, she has a slim body figure with a body measurement of 32-25-34 inches respectively. In addition to this, she has a pair of hazel eyes color with blonde hair color.

Education: Schooling

Jean Currivan Trebek studied and completed her high schooling at the Harborfields High School located in Greenlawn, New York, United States. Information regarding her further studies is not available at the moment but it is known that she pursued her real estate business after completing high school.


Jean Currivan Trebek is a real estate manager by profession. She started working in the real estate field after completing high school and initially worked as a real estate assignment supervisor.

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Awards and Achievements

Jean Currivan Trebek is not directly involved with the limelight so she has not yet won any such specific awards or accolades.

Personal Life: Husband

Jean Currivan Trebek is married to the late legendary game show host, Alex Trebek since the year 1990. The two of them met at a party back in the year 1988 and after dating for two years, Alex proposed to her on her 26th birthday with a sapphire ring of 16-carats and they tied knots on 30 April 1990. Even though the couple had an age gap of over 20 years, they linked with each other perfectly.

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Jean Currivan Trebek was an amazing wife to her husband and supported him in every turn of his life and Alex Trebek was equally wonderful to his wife and admired her a lot. Alex was previously married to an American businesswoman and a former broadcaster, Elaine Trebek Kares but this did not bother their relationship. The couple was blessed with a son whose name is Matthew Trebek and a daughter whose name is Emily Trebek.

Unfortunately, she was widowed when Alex Trebek passed away after battling pancreatic cancer for over 18 months on 8 November 2020 and left this world with a lot of memories. Prior to his death, he stated in an interview that he wished he could have had more time to spend with his wife. He also reflected back to the life of President George H. W. Bush who spent over 70 years with his wife. Alex Trebek was expressing sadness over the fact that he will not be able to spend that much time with his wife.

What is Jean Currivan’s Net Worth?

Jean Currivan Trebek earns mostly from her real estate business and as of the year 2020, she has managed to amass a net worth of $5 million approximately.

Social Media Presence

Jean Currivan Trebek has an Instagram account with 22.3K followers which are verified. She is not on other social platforms like Twitter and Facebook.


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