Alex Trebek has revealed that he wishes he'd met his wife Jean earlier in life. "I’m pretty satisfied with my life," he tells People. "But my wife Jean and I have been together almost 29 years, and I was thinking about President Bush when he died, and all the comments about his life about what a nice guy he is, and how he and his wife had been together 73 years. I thought, oh my gosh... if I’d just met Jean in my twenties, we could have had a longer life together." Trebek announced on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.