Is Timothy Hawking really Stephen Hawking's child?

Is Timothy Hawking really Stephen Hawking's child? You might be surprised to know this as there is less information about the family of Stephen Hawking and the news regarding their family is hardly revealed.


Jane Hawking, the first wife of Stephen with whom he has three children Lucy, Robert and Timothy. Due to the physical condition of Stephen, Jane could not have a proper sex life with him.

CAPTION: Stephen Hawking SOURCE: custom

Through the memoir of Stephen Hawking, we could assume that the father of Timothy is Jonathan Hellyer Jones but Timothy is followed by surnamed Hawking, not Jones. Though Stephen is not Timothy’s biological father, Stephen is the one whom Tim calls his father.

CAPTION: Tim as a boy playing chess with his father Stephen Hawk SOURCE: Daily mail

Father Stephen and son Timothy both shared the same passion for motor-racing and Timothy still cherish the advice given by his father when he was 12. They really had strong bounding and spend much of time together.  

“I remember asking him a question which I think at the time I thought was a bit silly. I wanted to know if there were lots of other tiny universes dotted around.”

“He gave me the answer and then he told me never to be afraid to come up with an idea or a hypothesis no matter how daft it might seem.” CAPTION: Timothy and Stephen hawking SOURCE: Daily mail

38-years-old Tim is now a languages graduate from Exeter University who now works in marketing for the toy firm Lego.