Back in the 1990s, Johnny Carson’s talk show was being watched on TV in every home in the United States. Even though this show paved the way for modern-day talk shows, it still raised plenty of eyebrows. Johnny Carson would often offend people with his jokes, lots of which were about celebrities. Nowadays, a lot of his jokes wouldn’t have been thought about twice. However, back in the 90s, people responded differently to dark humor. Not to mention, Carson’s personal life was far from perfect. He had plenty of secrets he was hiding, including failed marriages and down-low celebrity feuds he was involved in.
Whoever watched Johnny on television thought he was a funny and charismatic person. They saw him on TV and felt as if they knew him. While he won over the hearts of his fans on TV, he wasn’t the same nice person in real life when the cameras weren’t rolling. He had a rather dark side, a less-than-nice personality. Those close to him in his personal life, mainly his fourth wife, Alexis Maas, didn’t find it so charming. After getting married, Johnny’s character changed around his wife. When then were on their honeymoon cruise to Italy, Johnny and Alexis got into an argument, leading to Johnny yelling at Alexis, saying, “We have only been married for three weeks. If I hear you saying something like that again, don’t expect this marriage to last another three.” It didn’t take long for a lot of stars around Hollywood to know about his bad personality.