Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

Jeopardy’s host Alex Trebek has been diagonsed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. The 78 year old Canadian Amrican television perosnality, has been a host for game shows like The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth.

The host is currently hosting Syndicated game show Jeopardy! and is contracted to host it until 2022.

Born on July 12, 1940, he annoucned that he has pancreatic cancer after 2 years he was diagnosed with a condition called subdural hematoma for which he has to undergo brain surgery.

In an interview, the host revealed that he wishes he met and spent more time with his second wife Jean who is 26 years younger than Alex.

Alex Trebek who recently opened up about being in Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer is married to Jean Currivan. The couple has two children together.
Alex Trebek who recently opened up about being in Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer is married to Jean Currivan. The couple has two children together.

Alex Trebek and his wife Jean Currivan

Alex and Jean have been married for 29 years this coming April. The on-air personality met his wife, a New York real estate manager at a party in the late 80s after getting divorced from his first wife Elaine Callej, at a party in the late 80s. Jean and Alex got married in 1990 and they have two children, Matthew and Emily.

Alex Trebek and his first wife Elaine Callej

Alex Trebek married businesswoman Elaine Callej in 1974. The couple got divorced in 1981 after seven years of marriage and have no children together. After her divorce with Alex, Elaine remarried to film producer Peter Kares and launched her own businesses. She currently owns and operates Gallery GO, which is an art gallery in LA.

Alex Trebek children and family

Trebek became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1998. Alex Trebek and his wife Jean Currivan have two kids together, son Matthew and daughter Emily. However, Alex also has an adopted daughter Nicky.

His first wife Elaine adopted a daughter named Nicky and she was six years old when the couple got married. Nicky, who goes by the name Nicky Trebek.

HIs son Mathew owns a restaurant called Oso. He opened this Mexican street food restaurant in 2016.

On the other hand, Emily Trebek graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2015. As an adult, Emily has been interested in design and architecture. In 2017, she opened up about the first home that she flipped.

What is Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage because it tends not to show symptoms early on. Stage 4 pancreatic cancer means the cancer has spread to other organs, typically the liver or the lungs. You can’t cure the cancer at this point, but you still have treatment options.


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