Whenever the name “Alexis Maas” is mentioned, what comes to the mind of almost everyone is Johnny Carson, the late TV host for Tonight Show. That’s because their names were almost pragmatically fused. It is said that one can’t speak of light without talking about what made it shine. That’s exactly the same situation here. Alexis’ popularity exploded when she got engaged and eventually married the media icon. Learn more about her bio, net worth, and family life below.
Alexis Maas Biography
Maas was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1952, the exact date of her birth is not known. She grew up in Pennsylvania and lived a very reserved life with her family. Hence, detailed information on her childhood, parents, and siblings are also not known. She pursued a career in investment marketing and has previously worked as a Stock brokerage employee.
It was during her work days that she met Johnny Carson. They both fell in love and dated for a while before Johnny popped the big question in 1987 and she accepted. Things worked out between them irrespective of Carson’s past failed marriages and the age difference between them; Alexis Maas was 35 while Johnny was 61 years old at the time. Although most people questioned the age gap in their relationship, they loved each other and resolved to go on with their marriage arrangements.
In June 1987, they exchanged their conjugal vows in the presence of a few friends and family members in Malibu, California. They had a wonderful honeymoon in California and started living together with Johnny Carson’s children from his past relationships. Becoming the fourth wife of the renowned American media personality, Maas quickly earned a spot in the limelight. She left the life of an ordinary reserved working-class lady to living a classy celebrity life. Even though she tried keeping a low profile, she had no option as she had to sometimes accompany her husband to some shows and social outings.
They were married for 18 years which was the longest blissful marriage Johnny Carson ever had until his death in 2005. Carson died at the age of 75 after a long battle with Emphysema, an illness connected to heart failure. After Carson’s death, Alexis Maas went back to living a reserved life away from the limelight. Unfortunately, she didn’t get married again and has never been linked to any relationship to date. She and Carson didn’t have any kids but she has been a great stepmom to Carson’s two sons.
Her Ex-Husband – Johnny Carson
Alexis Maas’ ex-husband Johnny Carson was a TV host, comedian, writer, and producer. Johnny first came into this world on the 23rd day of October 1925 and was born in Corning neighborhood of Iowa, United States. He started his career as a radio show presenter after his military service during World War II. Diversifying in 1950, Johnny took his career to television; thus joining WOW Radio and Television Network. He is popularly known for being the host for the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Before Johnny met Alexis Maas, he had already married and divorced three times. His first marriage was with a lady named Jody Wolcott. The duo got married in1948 and went their separate ways fifteen years later. They had three sons namely Richard, Christopher, and Cory Carson. Sadly, their second son, Richard passed away in 1991 after being involved in an auto crash. Carson and Jody finalized their divorce in 1963, citing irreconcilable difference as the reason for doing so.
Soon after their divorce, Johnny married his second wife, Joanne Copeland. They got married in 1963 and divorced in 1972. Throughout their eight years of marriage, they didn’t have any kids. His third marriage was with Joanna Holland. They were married for 11 years from September 30, 1972, to 1983 and didn’t have any kids from their union.
After his three failed marriages, he fell in love with Alexis and they dated for a couple of years before tying the knot in 1987. Though their marriage was shortened by Johnny’s sudden death, it was still renowned as the most blissful and longest he has ever had.
Johnny Carson was a great icon and since his death, different documentary films have been produced on his life which his wife has been a major part of. The documentaries were made as a way to remember and also highlight his charismatic personality. Alexis Maas has been involved in all of these even as she continues to live a reserved life in California.
Alexis Maas’ Net Worth
Alexis Maas reportedly has an estimated net worth of $150 million, which is mainly what she inherited from her late husband. Together with Alexis, the late TV host owned various real estate properties in Oceanfront and Beverly Hills. This has contributed immensely to her huge net worth including her late husband’s foundation.