Alex Trebek’s wife Jean is going to get him balloons for his 80th birthday

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Alex Trebek’s wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, was ready to celebrate her husband’s 80th birthday in style.

She got ready to party on Wednesday, collecting a bundle of balloons while shopping in Los Angeles.

The Supportive Wife’s exit comes after Alex credited his 56-year-old sweetheart for keeping him “alive” amid his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Have a nice day: Alex Trebek’s wife Jean Currivan Trebek collected balloons for her 80th birthday on Wednesday

Jean looked sporty as she wore leggings and a fitted black top for the outing.

She was carrying a few mylar balloons and a small paper bag before heading home to her 30-year-old husband.

In addition to his birthday, the couple were celebrating Alex’s health as he continues to deal with pancreatic cancer.

The TV personality made it clear that he couldn’t have done it alone, telling people, “She kept me alive. Without Jean, I would have gotten out of this a long time ago.

Outside: Jean looked sporty as she wore leggings and a fitted black top for the outing

Outside: Jean looked sporty as she wore leggings and a fitted black top for the outing

He's leaning on her: The TV personality made it clear that he couldn't have done it alone, telling people, 'She kept me alive.  If it hadn't been for Jean, I would have gotten out of this a long time ago '

He’s leaning on her: The TV personality made it clear that he couldn’t have done it alone, telling people, “She kept me alive. If it hadn’t been for Jean, I would have gotten out of this a long time ago ‘

“Love has kept me alive,” he added. Trebek also said he wanted a “longer life” with his wife.

Alex clarified some darker comments from his new memoir, The answer is… Reflections on My Life via social media Jeopardy Wednesday.

Although he wrote that he would “stop the treatment” if his quality of life deteriorated in memories, he told fans: “This quote from the book was written BEFORE my current diet, and I was going through difficult times. .

“My current numbers are very good, but we will have to be patient with this new immunotherapy program in which I am participating. But if we were to stop being successful, I would go back to my previous chemotherapy treatment – DO NOT stop all treatments.

He went on to say, “I apologize for any confusion and want everyone to know that I am optimistic about my current plan, and I thank them for their concern.

Correction: Alex clarified some darker comments from his new memoir, The answer is… Reflections on my life via social media Jeopardy Wednesday

Correction: Alex clarified some darker comments from his new memoir, The answer is… Reflections on my life via social media Jeopardy Wednesday

Love at first sight: the book details the romance of Alex and Jean.  In it he says he knew he would

Love at first sight: the book details the romance of Alex and Jean. In it he says he knew he would “end up with” Jean when they met in 1988. Seen in May 1990

The book details Alex and Jean’s romance. He says there that he knew he would “end up with” Jean when they met in 1988.

He explained: “With Jean, it happened. Sometimes you look at something, you look at somebody and you know.

“I mean, you’ve heard stories of people meeting and deciding within half an hour; I knew this would be the person I would end up with.

“With Jeanie, it was like that. I wasn’t looking for love. But I recognized on an instinctive level that there was someone who was going to complement me as a human being.

The post also got an excerpt from Alex's new memoir, The Answer Is ... Reflections On My Life, in which he said he knew he would `` end up with '' Jean the moment they met in 1988

The post also got an excerpt from Alex’s new memoir, The Answer Is… Reflections On My Life, in which he said he knew he would “end up with” Jean by the time they met in 1988.

The 80-year-old game show host also recalled doing a “Jeopardy! joke in the middle of her marriage in 1990.

He added: “When the minister said, ‘Do you, Alex, take Jean for your wife? I said, ‘The answer is… yes.’

“Leave it to me, always trying to laugh.” And I have one. Everyone fell in love.

Meanwhile, Alex recently said that Jean had been a “saint” during her battle with cancer, but said he feared he would be a “burden on her”.

He said: “A day ago, a few weeks ago [my wife] Jeanie asked me in the morning, “How are you feeling? And I said, ‘I feel like I want to die.’ It was so bad. I apologize to her and explain to her that it has nothing to do with my love for her or my feelings for her.

“It just has to do with the fact that I feel like a terrible burden on her, and that bothers me tremendously.

“She is a saint. She has so much goodness in her that she always gives, always striving to help me get through the tough times. And there were difficult times. I’m just impressed with the way she handles it.

Also this week, DailyMail.com shared an exclusive look at another book, Who Is Alex Trebek ?: A Biography by Lisa Rogak.

Love at first sight: writing in his book - which is out now - he explained: “With Jean, it just happened.  Sometimes you look at something, you look at somebody and you know.  Seen in June 2015

Love at first sight: writing in his book – which is out now – he explained: “With Jean, it just happened. Sometimes you look at something, you look at somebody and you know. Seen in June 2015

Trebek was so depressed after his wife’s divorce from Playboy Bunny that he spent evenings in bed feasting on fried chicken and drinking white wine.

The TV host said he went through the “worst time of my life” curling up with a bucket of KFC for nights.

Trebek called himself a “very depressed monk” after separating from his wife Elaine Callei, then his father dying of cancer and his career which got out of hand at the same time.

The episode is recounted in a biography of Trebek who hosted Jeopardy! for 26 years.

Who is Alex Trebek ?: A Lisa Rogak biography claims that NBC lied to US immigration about the Canadian host having a photographic memory to take him on his big break in America.

The book also claims that Trebek has already eaten four brownies without realizing they contained marijuana and spent the next three days in bed because it was so far apart.

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