What Seth Meyers' Wife Does For A Living

Almost a decade since they tied the knot, "Late Night" host Seth Meyers and his wife, Alexi Ashe, remain happily in love. 

The pair first met in 2008, at the wedding of Meyers' fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Kattan to model Sunshine Deia Tutt. (Kattan and Tutt have since separated.) Ashe was there as a guest of her sister Ariel, who worked in the set design department of "SNL," according to YourTango. Speaking with the outlet, Meyers said it was love at first sight for him. "I had a sense that she was the closest I'd ever met to someone who I could see myself with. Pretty much right away," he said of Ashe.

After quietly dating for a few years, the two exchanged vows in a ceremony on Martha's Vineyard in 2013, which was attended by the likes of Amy Poehler, Olivia Munn, Jason Sudeikis, Andy Samberg, and Bill Hader, as noted by People. They then welcomed three children — Ashe Olson, Axel Strahl, and Adelaide Ruth. Spilling the secret to their solid marriage, Meyers said it's simply finding time for one another. "But you know, my wife ... She's dealing in a far darker world than I am. And she manages to come home and still be bright-eyed and positive. So I have to do the same," he said. But just what does Meyers' wife does for a living? Well, you might be surprised!

Seth Meyers' wife is a human rights lawyer

Seth Meyer's wife is an accomplished woman in her own right. According to her LinkedIn profile, Alexi Ashe is a human rights lawyer and makes a living working as an assistant district attorney under the King's Country District Attorney in Brooklyn. She was hired to the Sex Crimes Bureau of the district attorney's office in 2013 after working pro bono in the Sex Trafficking Unit for a year — from 2011 to 2012. Additionally, Ashe works as an attorney with the non-profit organization Sanctuary for Families, which is "dedicated to the safety, healing and self-determination of victims of domestic violence and related forms of gender violence." She reportedly works pro bono for the group, as per YourTango.

Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ashe got her political science and government degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2006. She then worked as a policy and research analyst at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office before returning to school to take up law. Ashe attended Southwestern Law School in California, where she received her Doctor of Law degree in international human rights in 2011. Since becoming an attorney, Ashe has been recognized as one of New York's "New Abolitionists" for her notable work helping to fight human trafficking. She's become a co-chair of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, and in 2018, joined the international human rights organization Human Rights First as part of its distinguished board of directors.

Her family history played into her decision to become a human rights attorney

Appearing on the "Work in Progress with Sophia Bush" podcast in 2019, Alexi Ashe cited her family history and upbringing as a major factor in her decision to become a human rights attorney. She revealed that her grandparents were Holocaust survivors, so she was aware of human rights abuses "as early as I could talk," basically. "Human rights abuses were just something that was always on my radar," said Ashe. "I was also very argumentative, and everyone always said they knew I would be a lawyer." 

On growing up in Albuquerque, Ashe said she didn't appreciate the city as much until she moved away as an adult. "I love to visit. There's no bluer sky or cleaner air or more beautiful landscapes," she said of her hometown, noting that it was also culturally rich. "I went to a high school that was incredibly diverse, while also, to this day, being the best education I got of all the schools I went to. I wish my kids could go there."

That said, fighting human rights abuses is not Ashe's only area of expertise. Appearing on "The Howard Stern Show" in 2020, Seth Meyers shared that his wife is also surprisingly handy. "She's like the handyman of the house," said Meyers. "The saddest thing now is when something breaks, the kids go to her. They don't even pretend — they don't even think I know where the batteries are."