Trebek and his wife also doted on their children and talked about enjoying the time they spend together at home.
Alex Trebek has one regret in life — not meeting his wife sooner.
“I’m pretty satisfied with my life,” the longtime “Jeopardy!” host told People magazine in this week’s issue. “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. I thought, ‘Oh my gosh… if I’d just met Jean in my 20s we could have had a longer life together.”
The 78-year-old joked, “I guess if I’d met her when I was in my 20s she wouldn’t have been born yet. But hey, 29 years is pretty good!”
Trebek has been married to Jean Currivan since 1990 and they have two children, 29-year-old Matthew and 27-year-old Emily.