Untold Truth About Alex Trebek’s Ex-Wife



Who is Elaine Trebek Kares?

Elaine Trebek Kares is an American businesswoman, journalist and reporter, who has worked for several television stations in Canada, including CTV and CHCH, before reaching a turning point in her life and starting her own companies – Scent Seal and Mag-a-Music. However, despite all her achievements, she is best known to the world as the ex-wife of Alex Trebek, a famous actor and TV presenter.

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The Untold Truth of Elaine Trebek Kares

Elaine did not disclose her age and surname; however, some sources claim she is about 70 years old.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, USA, she attended Ohio State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.


Before becoming journalist Elaine, she was a model and amazed the world in the ’60s when she was a Playboy Bunny, but was credited as Teddy Howard which she used as a pseudonym. She moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her then-husband Louis Callei and started her own promotion and party planning company.

This did not last long, however, and she began to pursue a career as a journalist. Her first job was at CHCH-TV in Hamilton, where she hosted the daily talk show “Call Callei”. She became very popular while working on the show as she made taboo topics normal, including her interest in sexual matters. She left CHCH and joined CTV in early 1973 as a co-host of the show “Canada AM”. Unfortunately, only a few months passed before Elaine discovered she was not suitable for the position and left the show and channel by mutual agreement.

Elaine Trebek Kares

She then started working for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), then moved to the US in 1974. Since then, her career has taken a different direction as she pursued many other interests. In addition to her businesses, Elaine also runs her own art gallery – called Gallery GO – in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Elaine Trebek Kares Personal life, marriage, children

Before Trebek, Elaine was married to Louis Callei – there is no information on when the couple met or when they married, but they had a daughter together, Nicky.

However, the two divorced in 1974, and the same year she began a romance with Alex Trebek, and the two married. They had no children together, although Alex adopted Elaine’s daughter Nicky, who is now Nicky Trebek and now production manager of the show “Jeopardy!”, and shares a close bond with her adoptive father, Alex Trebek.

Elaine and Alex divorced in 1981. 20 years later, Elaine married film producer and director Peter Kares.

Elaine Trebek Kares Net worth, height, weight and appearance

Elaine has become successful in many areas, which have added a significant amount to her wealth.

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According to sources, Elaine Trebek Kares’ net worth is estimated to exceed $15 million in early 2020.

Elaine is 1.68m tall while she weighs about 132lbs ~ 60kg. She has blond hair and blue eyes.

Elaine Trebek Kares’ ex-husband, Alex Trebek

Born George Alexander Trebek on July 22, 1940, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to George Edward Trebek and Lucile Lagace, Alex traces his roots through French Ontario and Ukrainian ancestry. Alex attended Sudbury High School and enrolled at the University of Ottawa upon admission.

During his college years, he became interested in broadcasting and would work nights for CBC. He eventually earned a degree in philosophy, but focused entirely on his career.

The career of Alex Trebek

Alex is best known to the world as the host of the long running TV show “Jeopardy!” but before that he worked up 20 years. In the beginning, he was a substitute for regular announcers on CBC’s shows, but in time he would develop into a national news reporter, covering special events and working on CBC radio.

His first official hosting position was on the TV show “Music Hop”, and after a year he started hosting other shows including “Reach for the Top”, “The Wizard of Odds” and “High Rollers”. As he progressed in his career, Alex slowly became a star, but real stardom happened when he took the position of “Jeopardy!” became. in 1984. Since then, he has hosted a total of 8105 episodes and the show is still going on. In addition, Alex has contributed to “Wheel of Fortune”, “The National Geographic Bee” and “Game Changers”.

He has made a name for himself as a TV presenter but has also been successful as an actor, although he usually appears as himself in films and TV series. Some of the titles include the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1995 and the TV series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” in 2018.

Personal life, wealth, health problems

After his divorce from Elaine, Alex married Jean Currivan in 1990; the couple have a son Matthew and a daughter Emily.

Alex is one of the most famous TV hosts and his net worth is now estimated at $75 million.
Alex has had health problems since 2007, when he had his first minor heart attack. Since then, he has been going in and out of hospitals with cardiovascular problems. He was recently diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, and after a year of successful chemotherapy and other treatments, he is still alive and working, although he now works without an audience as he is in the high-risk group for coronavirus infection.