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Jay Leno and His Wife Mavis Celebrate 42nd Wedding Anniversary | He Met Her at a Comedy Club In The 1970s
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Jay Leno and His Wife Mavis Celebrate 42nd Wedding Anniversary | He Met Her at a Comedy Club In The 1970s

Jay Leno has been married to his wife Mavis Nicholson since 1980 after meeting while the comedian was performing at the legendary Comedy Store.

Cover Image Source: Host Jay Leno (R) and wife Mavis Nicholson attend the 17th Annual Mercedes-Benz Carousel of Hope cocktail party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 28, 2006, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Comedian and TV personality Jay Leno and his philanthropist wife, Mavis, are still madly in love even after 42 years together. The former Tonight Show host met his wife in the 1970s while performing at the legendary Comedy Store. While Mavis didn't think she'd ever marry, Leno himself has admitted that he "wasn't very good at dating." But everything changed when the two met, PEOPLE reported. The couple tied the knot in 1980. "I always thought I'd never marry," Mavis said in 1987. "But with Jay, I realized that this was the first time I'd ever been with someone where I had a perfect, calm sense of having arrived at my destination."

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Speaking to PeopleTV about the secret to their long-lasting marriage a few years ago, Leno joked: "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."

Image Source:  Host Jay Leno (R) and wife Mavis Nicholson attend the 17th Annual Mercedes-Benz Carousel of Hope cocktail party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 28, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Kevin Winter