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Full NameAlexis Maas
First NameAlexis
Last NameMaas
Birth CityPittsburgh
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJohnny Carson(1987-2005)
Networth$150 M
Date of BirthJune 15,1952
Age72 years
Married DateJune 20,1987

Alexis Maas is famous as a celebrity spouse. 

She is the widow of the late American television presenter and comedian Johnny Carson, who was mostly renowned as the late-night talk show host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, for which he received six times Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award.

She was married to Carson until his death.

Maas married Carson on the 20th of June 1987. Mass was 35, and Carson was 61 at the time of their marriage. 

Despite their 26-year age difference, they were married for 18 years until his demise in 2005 due to respiratory failure.

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They first met on the beach near his Malibu home. They secretly dated for years before tying the knot at Carson's home. 

Judge William Hogaboom officiated their wedding, and the only witness of their marriage was Carson's brother Dick.

Alexis Maas with Johnny Carson
Alexis Maas with Johnny Carson Source: Pinterest

Carson was married thrice before her.

Carson was married thrice before marrying Maas in 1987. He was first married to Jody Wolcott in 1949, whom he met at the University of Nebraska, the college they both attended. 

As his career started to take off, their marriage began to take a rocky path, eventually turning into infidelities from both sides. 

They got divorced in 1963 after 14 years of marriage.

Carson married for the second time to former model and interior designer Joanne Copeland in the same year as his divorce from Wolcott. 

Their relationship seemed promising but only from the outside, as it was filled with abuses and arguments. They got divorced in 1972. 

In an interview, Copeland said that they broke their marriage because of her health situation, which she was unaware of. She had hypoglycemia, and she didn't know about it for a decade. "I had a life and, well, been on the air 15 years ago, then I would still be married today and happily", she said. 

She also described Carson as having a very high moral standard, being very private and shy, and being very misunderstood by many people.

Carson's third marriage was to former model and socialite Joanna Holland in 1972

His marriage to Holland was a complete surprise as he announced at his show's tenth anniversary that he had married her secretly that same afternoon. They were in a marital bond for a decade.

She does not share any kids with Carson.

Maas does not share any kids with Carson. However, Carson had three children with his first wife, Jody Wolcott. 

Their first child, son Christopher, better known as Kit, was born in 1951; their second child, son Richard, was born in 1952; and their third child, also son, Cory, was born in 1953. 

Richard sadly passed away in 1991 at the age of 39 due to a car accident. He had been taking photographs when the accident happened.

Carson was described to be a stubborn, selfish, and cruel man.

Carson's former lawyer and confidant, Henry Bushkin, published a book revealing his darker sides. 

He described Carson as a stubborn, selfish, and cruel man in his book. He also recalled the moment of his and Maas’s honeymoon in Italy, where he met them with Carson Maas's then-girlfriend Mary Hart for a yacht trip. 

During the journey, Maas was reprimanded by Carson in one of her comments in front of their friends. 

Besides that, he also recalled Carson getting angry at the yacht captain for being late, which continued for three hours even after his sincere apology.

Net Worth 

According to the sources, following the death of her husband, she received half of his fortune, whereas the other half was donated to The Johnny Carson Foundation

Her husband, at the time of her death, had a net worth of $300 million.


She was born on the 15th of June 1952. She is currently 71 years old.

Updated On Tue Dec 26 2023 Published On Wed Dec 20 2023 By Sabina

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