Howie Mandel is a Canadian comedian, television personality and actor. He is most famously known as one of the current judges on America’s Got Talent.
But who is his wife Terry? HITC explore the star’s marriage and family life after his collapse at a Starbucks in Los Angeles where he was rushed to hospital.
Who is Howie Mandel’s wife Terry Mandel?
Howie and Terry have been married since March 1980 and they celebrated their 41st anniversary earlier this year.
In an interview, the AGT judge revealed that it was actually his wife who persuaded him to take the job hosting hit gameshow Deal or No Deal. He admitted that he was hesitant at first but eventually decided to accept the job offer. Howie explained:
“In 2005, when I got asked to do a game show, there was no comics hosting game shows. And I said no to it three times. My wife told me to take the deal, and I took the deal.”
Terry Mandel’s career explored
Terry Mandel completed her school education at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute which is actually where she met her husband Howie Mandel.
When Terry secured her future at Harvard University and undertook her Business degree, the pair parted ways but reunited when she graduated marrying each other soon after.
Terry has been cited on several of Howie’s live comedy shows and provides insight as his producer. She also works alongside her husband in her other endeavour where the duo discover new talents through their company ‘The Abstract Talent Agency’ based in Toronto.
Howie and Terry Mandel’s family life explored
Howie and Terry share three children together daughters Jackelyn, 37 and Riley, 29 and son Alex, 32.
Jackelyn holds a Masters degree from UCLA and currently works as a teacher. She is also married to DJ Alex Schultz. Alex decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and currently works in the entertainment industry as a actor and director. While Riley Mandel recently graduated from Chapman University as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Similarly to Terry, the Mandel children have stayed out of the spotlight, but in an interview with PEOPLE earlier this year Howie and daughter Jackie discussed their mental health struggles.
Both Howie and his daughter Jackie suffer from anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The AGT star candidly said: “I’m not proud of that gift I’ve given her. But our coping skills are to find the light.”