Wondering how many children JK Rowling has? Does she even have kids at all? If yes, who is their father?
Well, in the subsequent paragraphs, we will provide you with answers to all these questions and more. But before that, who exactly is J. K. Rowling?
Who Is JK Rowling?
J. K. Rowling is a well known British author known widely for writing the children fantasy series, Harry Potter. She was born Joanne Rowling on July 31, 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire to navy parents.
Both her father and mother were in the navy when they first met in a train on their way to their naval postings. However, one thing led to the other and they started dating. Shortly after, her mother was confirmed to be pregnant hence they both left the navy in order to go and focus on giving birth and starting a family.
They finally gave birth to Rowling in July, four months after they got married on March 14, 1965.
Rowling developed the love for reading and writing right from childhood and was often times seen either reading or writing. She wrote her first story titled “Rabbit” at the age of six and five years later wrote a short story titled “The Seven Cursed Diamonds”.
By then, little did she imagine that she will become the highest paid author in the world. Her Harry Potter series which she started publishing in 1997 has brought her a lot of recognition and wealth over the years.
She has been named as the highest paid author in the world by Forbes in 2008, 2017 and 2019 and is also the first billion dollar author in the world according to Forbes.
JK Rowling Children: How Many Children Does JK Rowling Have?
Aside being a great author, Rowling is a family woman as well. Despite a failed first marriage, Rowling has managed to stay married to her second husband since 2001 and living a happy family life.
She has three children in all. One from her first marriage to Portuguese journalist, Jorge Arantes and two with her second husband, Neil Murray.
JK Rowling’s Eldest Daughter: Meet Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes
Jessica Isabel Rowling is the first born child of legendary author J. K. Rowling. She is 29 years old as of 2022, born on July 27, 1993 in Portugal. She is the product of J. K. Rowling’s marriage to Jorge Arantes which ended officially in 1995.
Jessica’s parents separated on November 17, 1993, barely four months after she was born. Her father initially threw Rowling out of the house but she later came back with the police to take Jessica.
Meet JK Rowling’s Son, David Gordon Rowling Murray
David Gordon Rowling is the only son of J. K. Rowling out of her three children. He was born on March 24, 2003 at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
He was born two years after her mother, J. K. Rowling married his dad, Neil Murray in 2001.
David has an elder half sister called Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes and a younger sister called Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray. He is 19 years old as of 2022.
Meet Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray
Mackenzie Jean Rowling is the second daughter but last born child of J. K. Rowling. She was born on January 23, 2005 at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK ti Neil Murray, a doctor and J. K. Rowling, an author.
To announce her birth and name to the world, Rowling took to her website and said “Neil and I are absolutely delighted to say that our new daughter arrived on Sunday evening. Her name is Mackenzie Murray (middle names Jean Rowling) and she is ridiculously beautiful, though I suppose I night be biased.” she said.
Did JK Rowling Have Kids With Neil Murray?
Yes. Rowling and Neil Murray have two adorable kids together. Their names are David Gordon Rowling Murray and Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray.
How Old Was JK Rowling When She Had Her Eldest Daughter?
Rowling, who was born in July 1965 had her first daughter, Jessica in July 1993 at the age of 28.
How Old Is Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes?
Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes, J. K. Rowling’s eldest daughter is 29 years old as of 2022. She was born on July 27, 1993 in Portugal.