Jay Leno files for conservatorship over wife of 44 years who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Jay Leno has filed for conservatorship over his wife Mavis, 77, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

The 73-year-old TV legend filed legal documents on Friday to become guardian of Mavis’ estate. TMZ reported.

It is unclear when Mavis was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain in which a build-up of abnormal proteins causes nerve cells to die.

The couple have been together for more than four decades after getting married in 1980.

Conservatorship is a legal status where a court appoints a person to manage a minor or incompetent person’s personal and financial affairs.

Jay Leno filed legal documents Friday to become conservator of Mavis' estate amid her diagnosis with Alzheimer's.  Pictured: Jay and Mavis on August 8, 2022 in Malibu, California

Jay Leno filed legal documents Friday to become conservator of Mavis’ estate amid her diagnosis with Alzheimer’s. Pictured: Jay and Mavis on August 8, 2022 in Malibu, California

Jay and Mavis are seen in a photo taken on July 11, 1989 at the UCLA campus in Westwood

Jay and Mavis are seen in a photo taken on July 11, 1989 at the UCLA campus in Westwood

During a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Jay said that people should ‘marry the person you wish you could be’ and that he ‘married the perfect person’.

The comedian and former TV show host was spotted driving around Los Angeles in December in his Tesla Cybertruck, the latest edition to his extensive car collection.

His outing came 11 months after he broke his collarbone in a motorbike accident – an incident which itself occurred two months after he was burnt in an engine fire.

On November 12, 2022, Leno and his friend Dave Killackey were working on one of his vintage cars at his LA mansion when his 1907 White Steam Car burst into flames and blew up in his face.

Leno’s face then caught fire as Killackey said: ‘I couldn’t see his face, it was a wall of fire.’

After preventing Leno’s entire body from being engulfed in flames, Killackey then extinguished the car fire.

In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Jay said that he drove to hospital after the shock incident and then decided to go home ‘to let his wife know’.

The 73-year-old comedian was spotted in December rolling around the city in his Tesla Cybertruck

The 73-year-old comedian was spotted rolling around town in his Tesla Cybertruck in December

Temporary skin grafts of 'human cadaver skin' were added to the comedian's body after he suffered horrific burns when an engine exploded in his face on November 12.

Temporary skin grafts of ‘human cadaver skin’ were added to the comedian’s body, Dr. Peter Grossman said Leno suffered “relatively severe” burns to “about 7 percent of his body.”

Mavis was seen visiting Jay at Grossman Burn Center after his steam engine accident

She looked gloomy as she approached the hospital with several bags in her hand

Mavis was seen visiting her husband in the hospital parking lot with a friend after his steam car accident (left). Jay’s wife looked glum as she approached the hospital with several bags in her hand (right).

“Then I went to sleep, and when I woke up, the pillow had melted into my face,” he said.

Mavis visited her husband while he was in the hospital and looked somber when she went to see him with his third degree burns.

He then went back to Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital in LA where he was treated for his intense burns and released 10 days later.

Dr. Peter Grossman told NBC News that Leno suffered “relatively severe” burns to “about seven percent of his body,” including his face, chest and hands.

He performed skin grafts on the star, removing his burned skin and replacing it with skin from a skin bank. He noted that ‘much of the thickness of the skin was injured’.

In a recent interview with Pierce Morgan, Jay jokingly described the terrifying incident when he told Morgan he got a ‘brand new ear’.

Just two months after the painful incident, Leno broke his collarbone, two ribs and cracked both kneecaps in a motorcycle accident.

Jay said that people should 'marry the person you wish you could be' and that he 'married the perfect person'.  In the photo: He and Mavis are seen hanging out together in 1990

Jay said that people should ‘marry the person you wish you could be’ and that he ‘married the perfect person’. In the photo: He and Mavis are seen hanging out together in 1990

Leno was badly injured after crashing a vintage motorcycle on January 17, just two months after suffering severe burns when an engine exploded in his face.

Leno was badly injured after crashing a vintage motorcycle on January 17, just two months after suffering severe burns when an engine exploded in his face.

He was riding a vintage motorcycle in Las Vegas on Jan. 17 when he pulled into a parking lot and was wiped out by a piece of wire strung across the road without a sign on it.

He has to the Las Vegas Review-Journal: ‘Just last week I was knocked off my motorbike. So I have a broken collarbone. I have two broken ribs. I have two cracked kneecaps.

‘But I’m OK! I’m OK, I’m working. I’m working this weekend.

‘I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, a guy strung a wire across the parking lot, but no flag was hanging from it.

“So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late. It just clotheslined me and, boom, knocked me off the bike,” Jay said.