Who is John Cleese’s wife Jennifer Wade and how many times has he been married? Ex-wives revealed

JOHN Cleese has long been a household name, thanks to his long career as a comedian and actor.

But over the years the Fawlty Tower star’s love life and multiple marriages have dominated the headlines.


John Cleese with his jewellery designer wife Jennifer WadeCredit: Getty – Contributor

Who is Jennifer Wade?

Jennifer Wade was born on November 17, 1971 in Bath.

She is the wife of actor and comedian John Cleese, who is 32 years her senior.

Jennifer is a jewellery designer, who also used to be a former model.

Together with John, she splits her time between the UK, America, and the Caribbean.

When did John Cleese and Jennifer Wade get married?

The couple met through mutual friends back in 2009.

John and Jennifer then went onto say “I do” in August 2012.

They wed in an intimate ceremony on Caribbean island Mustique.

Do they have any children?

John and Jennifer don’t have any children together.

However, the actor has two daughters – Camilla and Cynthia – from his previous marriages.

In February 2023 it was announced that Camilla would be teaming up with her famous father for a reboot of his classic sitcom Fawlty Towers.

What has John Cleese said about Jennifer Wade?

In an interview with HELLO! magazine, John talked about meeting wife Jennifer.

He told the publication: “I knew from the first moment I met her that this could be something very serious.

“She is an extraordinary one-off. I never felt there was anything wrong with the institution of marriage – the only thing wrong was my ability to choose the right person.

“I couldn’t imagine being with anyone other than Jenny now. And with my record, that’s a pretty remarkable thing to say.”

Meanwhile, Jennifer told the magazine: “We’re kindred spirits.

“When people see us together, they immediately get it.”

How many times has John Cleese been married?

John has been married four times during his life.

Before fourth wife Jennifer, the actor was wed to:

Connie Booth

John and his first wife Connie Booth met in the states and married back in 1968.

The duo later became famous for writing the scripts and starring in both renditions of the sitcom Fawlty Towers.

During their marriage they welcomed daughter Cynthia in 1971, before they divorced seven years later in 1978.

Cynthia would go on to star alongside her dad in 1983’s A Fish Called Wanda.

Barbara Trentham

American actress Barbara Trentham was the second wife of John.

They were married in 1981, three years before the birth of their only child Camilla.

They separated in 1990 but remained on good terms until Barbara’s death from leukaemia, aged 68.

Alyce Faye

In 1992, John married psychotherapist Alyce Faye Eichelberger.

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They divorced 16 years later and she walked away with a massive $12M (£10M) in the California-based settlement.

They didn’t have any children together.

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