Jay Leno’s wife, Mavis Leno, continues to grapple with her heartbreaking battle with Alzheimer’s disease, at times forgetting Jay, her comedian husband of more than four decades. This health decline occurred shortly after Jay filed for conservatorship.

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Mavis Leno attends the Feminist Majority Foundation 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Directors Guild of America on May 22, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Mavis Leno attends the Feminist Majority Foundation 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Directors Guild of America on May 22, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Page Six obtained documents showing that Mavis’s court-appointed counsel, Ronald Ostrin, disclosed her ongoing health decline. Reportedly, Mavis “sometimes does not know her husband […] nor her date of birth.”

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Despite her diagnosis of “advanced dementia,” Mavis maintains good spirits. Mavis’s neurologist, Dr. Hart Cohen, stated that the 77-year-old Mavis experiences significant disorientation and often reminisces about her deceased parents.

Mavis Leno attends the Feminist Majority's 25th Anniversary & Ms. Magazine's 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Beverly Hills Hotel on May 1, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Mavis Leno attends the Feminist Majority’s 25th Anniversary & Ms. Magazine’s 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Beverly Hills Hotel on May 1, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Amid Mavis’s cognitive impairment, Ronald described Mavis as personable and communicative. “She expressed a desire to vote and told me a little about her philanthropic work,” Ronald said.

Mavis Leno attends the 2nd Annual Adopt-A-Minefield benefit, "Open Hearts, Clear Mine," on September 18, 2002, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. | Source: Getty Images

Mavis Leno attends the 2nd Annual Adopt-A-Minefield benefit, “Open Hearts, Clear Mine,” on September 18, 2002, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Ronald added that she relies on Jay for protection and guidance, highlighting the enduring affection and support defining their long-standing relationship. The court-appointed counsel also emphasized the enduring affection and support within the couple’s long-standing relationship.

Jay Leno and Mavis Leno attend the Fifth Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Gala night held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 15, 2005, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jay Leno and Mavis Leno attend the Fifth Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Gala night held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 15, 2005, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Ronald remarked, “Ms. Leno seemed very happy in their cozy environment.” He further clarified that Mavis not only consents to Jay’s conservatorship filing but also actively supports and desires it.

Mavis Leno and Jay Leno during Mercedes-Benz Presents the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball - VIP Room at Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Mavis Leno and Jay Leno during Mercedes-Benz Presents the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball – VIP Room at Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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As reported on January 30, former “The Tonight Show” host Jay Leno stepped out in public with his beloved wife, Mavis Leno. Their appearance comes after Mavis’ Alzheimer’s diagnosis was shared.

Jay Leno and Mavis Leno attend The Television Academy's 23rd Hall Of Fame Induction Gala at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jay Leno and Mavis Leno attend The Television Academy’s 23rd Hall Of Fame Induction Gala at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Media showed the couple holding hands as they attended Jay’s weekly show hosted in Hermosa Beach, California, at the Comedy & Magic Club. At some point, Jay took a moment to wave at the paparazzi, and Mavis conversed with a friend who joined them.

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Many people who have heard of Mavis’ diagnosis and saw Jay and his beloved wife out and about sent their well wishes. One fan stated, “Such an awful disease. Wishing them both all the best.”

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Another fan who expressed their worry said, “I feel so bad for them both […] You can see the pain in his face 😢🙏🙏.” Similarly, another person noted, “I can’t imagine what pain he must be going through.”

Jay and Mavis Leno at the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For Americacn Humor event in Washington, D.C. on October 19, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

Jay and Mavis Leno at the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize For Americacn Humor event in Washington, D.C. on October 19, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

Another Instagrammer mentioned, “Poor woman. That’s horrible, [I] feel for Jay.” A social media user who said her husband once met Jay divulged, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to you both.” A fan who referenced Mavis and Jay’s enduring love highlighted, “I bet he loves her with every fiber of his being.”

Jay Leno spotted in Beverly Hills, California on September 12, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Jay Leno spotted in Beverly Hills, California on September 12, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

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Jay’s outing with Mavis comes after news that he filed for conservatorship over her became public knowledge and after he was seen at a Los Angeles airport on Saturday. According to a news outlet, the “Jay Leno’s Garage” star looked somber as he met up with a few people.

Jay Leno spotted in Los Angeles, California on October 18, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Jay Leno spotted in Los Angeles, California on October 18, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

On Monday, Jay was spotted in public again, and this time, he gave an update on Mavis’ health. While sitting in the driver’s seat of his luxury vintage car, the loving husband disclosed, “She’s fine, everybody’s good, we’re doing well. I just set up a will, in case something happens.”

Jay and Mavis Leno at the private unveiling of the Meyers Manx electric automobile in Malibu, California on August 8, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Jay and Mavis Leno at the private unveiling of the Meyers Manx electric automobile in Malibu, California on August 8, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

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Jay Leno, who has been married to Mavis for over 40 years, then gave a thumbs-up in the direction of the cameras just before driving away with friends.

As previously reported on January 27:

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According to TMZ, Mavis Leno’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease serves as the foundation for the conservatorship. The progressive nature of this illness, characterized by memory loss and cognitive decline, makes it imperative for Jay Leno to step in and manage her affairs in the best interest of his beloved wife.

Jay Leno and wife Mavis Leno on December 31, 1990 | Source: Getty Images

Jay Leno and wife Mavis Leno on December 31, 1990 | Source: Getty Images

Despite the challenges posed by Alzheimer’s, Jay and Mavis made public appearances together, with their most recent outing documented in November when they attended a comedy event in Los Angeles. The exact timing of Mavis’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis remains undisclosed.

Jay Leno & wife Mavis during The 70th Annual Academy Awards, 1998 | Source: Getty Images

Jay Leno & wife Mavis during The 70th Annual Academy Awards, 1998 | Source: Getty Images

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Their last public appearance together took place at the 60th Anniversary celebration at The Improv in Hollywood in November 2023.

Mavis Leno and Jay Leno on November, 2023 in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images

Mavis Leno and Jay Leno on November, 2023 in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images

Jay and Mavis Leno’s love story has spanned decades, with their journey beginning in the 1970s when they first crossed paths at the renowned Comedy Store in West Hollywood. The couple exchanged vows in 1980 and have since shared a remarkable bond.

Mavis Leno and Jay Leno on November, 2023 in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images

Mavis Leno and Jay Leno on November, 2023 in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images

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It’s worth noting that they made a conscious decision not to have children, a choice for which Mavis takes full credit. At 77, she is four years Jay’s senior, a testament to their enduring love.

; Jay Leno wife Mavis, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

; Jay Leno wife Mavis, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

Reflecting on the secret to their enduring marriage, Jay Leno humorously quipped:

“Not screwing around is a huge key. You can do a lot. You can leave your underwear on the doorknob for the rest of your life if you don’t screw around.”

Jay Leno, June, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Jay Leno, June, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

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However, he also shared a deeper insight, advising others, “Marry your conscience. Marry someone who’s the person you wish you could be, and it works out okay.”

Jay and Mavis Leno at the premiere of "Jay Leno's Garage" in New York City on October 7, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Jay and Mavis Leno at the premiere of “Jay Leno’s Garage” in New York City on October 7, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Jay Leno’s decision to become the conservator of Mavis Leno’s estate demonstrates his unwavering commitment to his wife during this challenging chapter of their lives. It serves as a reminder of the profound love and dedication that have characterized their relationship for over four decades.

Mavis Leno and Jay Leno arrive at the 7th Annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Mavis Leno and Jay Leno arrive at the 7th Annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton’s Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The couple had shared their insights into their enduring marriage. When asked about their decision to wed, Jay said, “I had this insurance policy, and I thought if something happened to me, my girlfriend wouldn’t be covered, but if we’re married, we’re covered, so…we might as well get married.”

Jay Leno and Mavis Leno attend an HBO premiere of an exclusive presentation of "Billy Crystal 700 Sundays" on April 17, 2014, at Ray Kurtzman Theater in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jay Leno and Mavis Leno attend an HBO premiere of an exclusive presentation of “Billy Crystal 700 Sundays” on April 17, 2014, at Ray Kurtzman Theater in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Mavis, too, reflected on her upbringing and how it influenced her views on marriage. Growing up in a family where egalitarian values were the norm, Mavis wasn’t swayed by societal expectations. She explained, “My parents had a very egalitarian relationship… most of the traits I have that people consider feminine, I got from my dad.”

The couple’s mutual support in their marriage extended seamlessly to their individual interests. Notably, Jay Leno‘s passion for cars became a topic of discussion when he was seen behind the wheel of a Tesla Cybertruck, sparking curiosity among netizens who wondered if the scene had been photoshopped.

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