The untold truth about Stephen Hawking’s son, Timothy Hawking

March 21, 2024
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Who is Timothy Hawking?

Timothy was born in Hertfordshire, England, on 15 April 1979 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds British nationality. He’s an accountant and business executive, while he’s probably known best for being a son of the late British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen William Hawking; there are rumors circulating media, claiming that Timothy’s father is actually his mother’s lover Jonathan Hellyer Jones, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

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Early life and education

Timothy was raised in Hertfordshire alongside his older brother Robert, born in May 1967, and older sister Lucy, born in November 1970, by their father and their mother Dr. Jane Beryl Wilde Hawking Jones, a British author and high school teacher. It was in December 1977 that Jane met and fell in love with Jonathan, while Stephen let them be together, as long as Jane continued to love him; Stephen divorced Jane in 1995, after he had fallen in love with his nurse Elaine Mason, whom he married in September of the same year, all despite his crippling disability.

Timothy attended a local high school, but the details of his early education remain undisclosed. He was quite sporting during his teenage years, as he enjoyed playing soccer with his peers and for his school’s team; he was into acting, as well, and appeared in a couple of school plays.

Upon matriculating in 1997, Timothy enrolled at college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2001; he continued his education at the University of Birmingham, from which he graduated with a Master’s degree in marketing in 2003.


Timothy’s career

Timothy launched his career in 2000, when he began working as an accountant for a company in London; the following years saw him work in the same position but for various companies around England.

In March 2010, Timothy became a loyalty executive at LEGO, being promoted to assistant marketing manager in 2012, and loyalty rewards manager in the following year. He’s today working at LEGO as a group brand development manager

Love life and relationships

Timothy’s highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, and hasn’t spoken of any women or men whom he’s perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are today many rumors circulating the internet, concerning his sexual orientation and past and present affairs.

Some of Timothy’s fans believe that he’s gay, claiming this to be the reason behind him not speaking of the women whom he’s perhaps been with; he’s apparently also been spotted spending time in public with his boyfriend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Timothy addressed these rumors.

There are also some who believe that he’s today in a long-term relationship with his college sweetheart, but that he prefers to keep her away from media; this hasn’t been confirmed either.

As of July 2022, Timothy seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.


Hobbies and other interests

Timothy’s been physically active since his teenage years, and today has several training sessions at the gym every week; he’s also following a somewhat strict diet, as he avoids eating sweets.

He’s into travelling, and has vacationed in a couple of US states as well as European and Asian countries, while his dream travel destination is Los Angeles, California.

Timothy’s a lover of animals, and has had a couple of pet cats and dogs; he’s also donated money to several animal shelters, while his favorite animals are lions and giraffes.

He’s into reading books in his spare time, and his favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while his favorite book is “Dear John”.

Timothy enjoys watching movies late at night – his favorite actor and actress are Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, while a couple of his favorite films include “The Sleepers”, the trilogy “The Godfather”, and “One Day”.

Age, height and net worth

Timothy’s age is 43. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

As of July 2022, Timothy’s net worth stands at over $2 million, while his late father Stephen’s net worth was estimated at over $20 million at the time of his death.


Who was his father Stephen?

Stephen was born in Oxford, England, on 8 January 1942 – his zodiac sign was Capricorn, and he held British nationality. He attracted a lot of attention with his theory of black holes emitting radiation, which was named Hawking radiation after hi theory was actually proven to be true; he remains remembered for his books, in which he discussed his theories and beliefs, especially for “A Brief History of Time” which was published in 1988, and was on the magazine “Sunday Times” best-seller list for 237 weeks (4.5 years).

He was raised in Oxford alongside his sisters Mary and Philippa, and adoptive brother Edward Frank David, by their parents Isobel Eileen Hawking (nee Walker) and Frank who both studied at the University of Oxford, Isobel philosophy, politics and economics, and Frank medicine. The family moved to St Albans, Hertfordshire in 1950, after Stephen’s father began working at the National Institute for Medical Research as head of parasitology.

Stephen studied at Byron House School, then at St Albans High School for Girls for a couple of months when he was eight, which was allowed for young boys at that time. He then studied at both Radlett School and St Albans School, and upon matriculating in 1959, enrolled at University College, Oxford to study mathematics, graduating with a first-class Bachelor of Arts degree in physics. He then continued his education at Trinity Hall, Cambridge; it was while there that he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, or Lou Gehrig‘s disease, which is fatal, and he was given just two years to live, which caused him to become depressed.

He eventually focused on writing his thesis about Steady State and the Big Bang, which was approved in 1966; in March of the same year, Stephen was awarded his PhD in theoretical physics and applied mathematics, while Gonville and Caius College presented him with a research fellowship.


His first book, “The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time” was published in 1973, around the same time when Stephen transitioned from researching black holes to studying quantum mechanics. He became Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge in 1979.

He published his book “The Universe in a Nutshell” in 2001, and “A Briefer History of Time” in 2006.

Stephen divorced his second wife Elaine in 2006, and then began spending more time with his first wife and their children. He continued working until 14 March 2018, when he passed away at his home in Cambridge, some 50 years after his predicted demise.

Martha Clifford

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