Jay Leno is one of the lucky few celebrities who have managed to maintain a successful marriage for decades. He and his wife Mavis have been married for an impressive 42 years. The couple first met in the 1970s at a comedy club, where Jay was performing and Mavis was in the audience to find inspiration for her own comedy writing.
After the show, Mavis went to the washroom and was surprised when Jay recognized her as one of the ladies in the front row. Jay had a strange habit of associating himself with women born on September 5, and it turned out that Mavis’s birthday was indeed on that day.
This chance encounter was the beginning of their relationship, and as they spent more time together, they fell in love.
Despite initial hesitation from Mavis due to her feminist beliefs and financial struggles, the couple eventually tied the knot. Jay proposed without a ring, but Mavis was not concerned about expensive jewelry and was happy to accept.
A decade later, Mavis finally received a diamond ring, and the couple celebrated with a private ceremony on the same day as Jay’s parents’ wedding anniversary.
After more than four decades of marriage, the couple remains strong in their union and an inspiration to others. Although they chose not to have children, they continue to be smitten with each other and their marriage is a testament to the power of love and commitment.
As Mavis says, “It’s been a great adventure, and I’m so glad we did it together.”