Hm, I don't think her grand children will see much of either one of the show's in the upcoming ten years. Must be pretty shocking to see your granny nearly get killed a dozen of times, neither to see her falling stoned and drunken out of cars, I can imagine.
(And therrrre we go, off topic again. We need Timeless to make us chat about the topic on our own forum, haha)
You're quite right. Joanna has a rare disorder that only affects, I believe, 1 in 10000 women, and because of it she was told she was infertile. Then she started getting a belly. All the photographers started poking it and saying "Getting a bit fat, aren't we?" so Joanna went and starved herself and worked out lots and gave herself daily injections of who knows what, and lost weight everywhere but her stomach. So she went to her doctor, and asked if she might be pregnant. "No, no, you've never had a period, so it's impossible." Repeat. Finally she got someone to admit she was. One month later, Jamie was born, four months premature. Joanna was stuck in a private room so as not to "upset" the other mothers because she had no father with her, and for a long time Jamie was in intensive care and she paced around the hospital getting thin with worry and wasn't allowed to touch him. To this day, she has a very poor opinion of the medical profession because they told her she was "silly" for so long. She desperately wanted more kids, but didn't find anyone to have them with in time. She was hanging out with a bunch of the crew on TNA once, and said "You know, it'd be lovely to have a child with every one of my friends," meaning everyone there. She never got the chance.
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Gareth also had his first kid pretty young. He got married as soon as he left the Navy, so he would have been about 22. He says that was pretty stupid. He must have had Gareth jr only a couple of years later. He and his wife, Carol, split because he wanted to act and she was having none of it, but they remained good friends. So with a divorce, a son, and a vow to never get married again between them, he and Joanna had a lot in common! That was part of the reason they were so content to just be good friends, even though they both thought the other was gorgeous (they had eyes, kids). They really, really liked each other, as was apparent when he died. Of course they both ended up married again. Gareth's second wife was Swedish and they had Oliver in 1981. I noticed he waited a reallllly long time before he married Amanda (they were together for something like 10 years before that), but they stuck together until he died, so I think he finally found the right one. Which is nice.
Jason must have been born in 1988, so he's still pretty young. That would have made him only 19 at the oldest when his dad died.
Here's a shot of Younger and Older Gareth together: