Jay Leno’s Wife Mavis Leno’s Health Continues to Decline, New Filing Reveals

A new filing from Mavis Leno’s court-appointed counsel provides an update on her condition three months after Jay Leno filed for conservatorship. The health of Jay Leno’s wife, Mavis Leno, is continuing to decline following her dementia diagnosis.

In January, Jay, 73, filed for conservatorship for his 77-year-old wife as he revealed that she had been diagnosed with “advanced dementia.” His motive behind the petition was to set up a living trust for Mavis to ensure that she has ‘managed assets’ to provide her with future care if he died.

Last week, Mavis’ court-appointed counsel, Ronald Ostrin, filed a new report related to the conservatorship petition that provided an update on her health, revealing that she ‘sometimes does not know her husband, Jay, nor her date of birth.’ Mavis, who Jay has been married to since 1980, ‘has a lot of disorientation, will ruminate about her parents who have both passed and her mother who died about 20 years ago,’ according to the report.

Ostrin described her as a ‘delightful person’ with a ‘charming personality,’ despite the fact that it ‘was clear she had cognitive impairment.’ The report also speaks to the nature of the couple’s relationship, which Ostrin described as ‘long-term, loving and supportive,’ as Mavis sees Jay as ‘her protector and she trusts him.’

In regards to the conservatorship filing, Ostrin notes that Mavis ‘does not object’ but rather ‘consents to it,’ and thus Ostrin formally recommended the approval of Jay’s petition as conservator of his wife’s estate. Per the documents, the petition was also supported by Mavis’ neurologist, Dr. Hart Cohen, who said Jay is ‘such a nice man and treats [Mavis] like gold.’

If Jay’s petition is granted, he will be ‘responsible for making all decisions based on the scope that the court gives him,’ David DuFault, a principal attorney at Sodoma Law, previously told PEOPLE.


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