‘She’s fine, everybody’s good, we’re doing well’: Jay Leno gives a thumbs up as he shares a positive update on his wife Mavis’ dementia battle – days after filing conservatorship over her estate
On Monday, Jay Leno gave a brief update on his wife Mavis’ recent battle with dementia from the driver’s seat of one of his old cars.
After being spotted together on Sunday night, Leno was asked how his wife was doing days after it became public knowledge that he had filed for a conservatorship due to her dementia diagnosis.
“She’s fine, everybody’s fine, we’re fine,” said Leno, who appeared to be driving several friends around his neighborhood.
“I just made a will, in case something happened,” Leno said, trying to clear up any confusion about why exactly he applied for the conservatorship.
The 73-year-old wore a denim button-down, a staple in his wardrobe, and flashed a thumbs-up sign at the cameras as he drove off.
“She’s fine, everybody’s fine, we’re fine,” said Leno, who appeared to be driving several friends around his neighborhood
Leno was spotted with his wife at a Hermosa Beach comedy show Sunday night
The sighting followed a Sunday night run, during which Leno was spotted with wife Mavis attending a comedy show in Hermosa Beach, California – the first sighting of the pair since news broke that the former late-night host was applying did for conservatorship.
The couple were spotted arriving at The Comedy and Magic Club on Sunday, where Leno was set to perform that night.
Leno held out his wife’s hand after they got out of their car and entered the club.
She kept warm in a pink vest worn over a floral top and black trousers. Leno opted for a black suit with a blue button down shirt.
The couple appeared to be doing well following the conservatorship news – Leno gave a friendly wave at one point during the outing while Mavis appeared to be in good spirits as she returned to their car and chatted with a pal.
Leno filed for conservatorship Friday over his wife Mavis, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, according to documents.
The filing claims Mavis ‘does not have the necessary capacity to carry out the estate plan’ due to her ‘major neurocognitive disorders (including dementia)’.
He described having a ‘loving marriage of over 43 years’ with his wife and noted that he had ‘always handled the couple’s finances’ and wanted to ensure she ‘managed assets sufficient to provide for provide for her care should Jay Mavis pass’.
On Monday, the comedian was seen again driving around with some pals in one of his old cars
He tried to explain that he was essentially just creating “a will” in case something happened
Leno filed for conservatorship Friday over his wife Mavis, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, according to documents
Leno waved after telling the videographer that everyone was fine
It is unclear when Mavis, whom he married in 1980, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but Leno began the process for conservatorship in November.
Conservatorship is a legal status where a court appoints a person to manage a minor or incompetent person’s personal and financial affairs.
“The conservatorship will not be funded with any assets and is established for the sole purpose of filing a petition for substituted judgment to ensure that Mavis’s estate plan is established and that Mavis’ future care is provided for under the terms of ‘ a living trust,” the documents, seen by Fox News state.
‘Jay is fully capable of continuing his support for Mavis’ physical and financial needs as he has throughout their marriage.
“Jay desires to execute an estate plan, including a revocable trust and will, that will provide for Mavis and Mavis’ brother and her sole living heir other than Jay.”
The order also states that Mavis ‘consents to the guardianship of the estate’ as well as ‘Jay’s appointment as her conservator, and that she would not prefer that someone else be appointed in Jay’s place.’
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.
Mavis talked to several friends on Sunday evening
She kept warm in a quilted pink vest worn over a floral top and black trousers as she was led by her husband
The couple has been married for 43 years. The couple can be seen in one of their earlier photos from 1979. In the photo, Jay Leno and then-wife Mavis Nicholson Leno attend the taping of ‘The Merv Griffin Show’ in Beverly Hills
The 73-year-old comedian was spotted rolling around town in his Tesla Cybertruck in December
The longtime successful entertainer is known for his extravagant collection of vehicles
That 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.