Matthew Trebek, the only son of the famous TV show host, Alex Trebek, often gets dragged into media and public gossips despite leading a low-key life.
Having a celebrity dad comes with its detriments. Mostly, his mention in the media has been with the news of his moneyed father buying him some townhouse worth a $1.9 million.
However, knowing him up close destroys the basic stereotyping made in regards to him being a rich dad's son. He claims that he does not get his palette from his father’s renowned name.
As the co-owner of the Hamilton Heights’ popular Mexican restaurant named, Oso, for years, he has now added a next similar venture to his career. With two partners and the team behind Hamilton Heights’ Oso, Matthew opened Pizza by Lucille's.
Matthew Trebek’s Bio: Parents, Siblings
Matthew, age 29 (as of January 2019), was born to Alex Trebek and his second wife, Jean Currivan Trebek.
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Matthew grew up alongside his two siblings, Emily and Nicky. They grew up observing their parents' blissful married life of over 29 years.
Matthew Trebek with his father, Alex Trebek, mother, Jean Currivan Trebek, and his sister, Emily Trebek, attending the red carpet event (Photo: heavy.com)
His father, Alex, besides his two children, helped raise his first wife, Elaine’s daughter, Nicky Trebek. He lovingly raised her and even availed her the name 'Trebek.'
Matthew, unlike his father, has kept his personal life a secluded business. Perhaps, it is because of his null association in the show-business. The social media introvert has not revealed even the basics- including his height and the day he celebrates his birthday.
Restaurant & Career
Growing up, the native of Los Angeles would go to the local farmer’s market every Sunday. He developed some fascination talking with the vendor.
There, he learned about their cuisine and style of cooking. Meanwhile, as he moved to New York, the lacking options for Mexican food troubled him to some extent.
Not only this, but his inexplicable love for the hospitality industry also led him to own a resturant business.
To begin with, before his graduation from Fordham in 2013, the high school completed Matthew, served as a bartender at several places. While in the process, he encountered this spot called Willow Road in Chelsea.
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Everything about the site, especially its architectural design, enticed enraptured him completely. Soon, he connected with the designer and then happened Oso, a 44-seat restaurant- specializing in Mexican street food and craft cocktails.
Married To Wife / Girlfriend?
Matthew is amidst establishing his name in his line of work. He is seemingly married to his hospitality career for now.
For this reason or probably because of his pattern of keeping the private affairs to himself, his dating life and love interests are not mentioned anywhere in his life stories so far.
Furthermore, as much as he tries keeping his ties with the media and public to a minimum, there is no doubt that him getting married to a wife would create some buzz.
As for now, there is no other way but to wait for him to make some announcements about his girlfriend if he has one.