Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and her husband Jay Mohr have an unconventional marriage, residing in the same building but on different floors.
Jeanie lives on the top floor (unit three), while Jay occupies the first floor (unit one), with another couple in between them. Buss appreciates the arrangement, valuing her space and schedule, yet they still interact regularly.
Mohr emphasizes the benefits of having separate sleeping quarters, citing the comfort of individual routines.
“We don’t really want to change anything, because I like my space and I have my schedule and he likes his space and he has his schedule but I can take the elevator down in my slippers and hang out a little bit and go back up.
“When you’re home alone in your bed it’s like, guys are gross. We just make sounds, like we sweat, the sheets get all wrinkly and weird. It’s like, ‘Aw, just let her sleep like a princess or a Barbie still in the box.’ She doesn’t need to be subjected to me, and my wrestling sweatpants, just belching in my sleep.”
During the interview, Buss also addressed topics such as autographing her Playboy photos, Jay Mohr’s past drug addiction affecting their relationship, and clarifying her relationship with Dennis Rodman.
“I did not date Dennis Rodman. I did, he became a member of the Lakers, um…” she began to explain to Bensinger.
“Because he came out and said that,” Graham interjected.
“Yeah. I mean yes. In other words, when my dad brought on Dennis Rodman to the team it was kind of like, ‘Let’s make sure that we know where he is at all times,’” Buss responded.
“So, if it’s about, ‘Hey where are you gonna be tonight? OK, we’re all going to this restaurant, or we’re going to this club, or we’re going to this beach, or we’re going to wherever Dennis is going to be.’ You could say it was dating to say that it was making sure that I had an eye on him.”
Despite the unique living situation, Buss acknowledges that not everyone can afford such an arrangement, given her financial capacity.
What an eccentric lady.