JK Rowling discovers she ‘comes from a long line of single mums’
London: Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who brought up her daughter Jessie all alone until she married Dr. Neil Murray, has discovered on a TV show that her family tree is full of single mums.
She found out in BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ that her great-grand mother Lizzie, great-great-grandmother Salome and great-great-great grandmother Christine - all brought up their kids as lone mothers after splitting from their respective husbands.
“There’s a definite parallel here,” the Sun quoted Rowling, 46, as saying.
“Twenty years ago, I was very skint. And then not long after that, I became a single mum - so I feel the connection,” she said.
While learning the truths about her family history she also confessed that she was motivated by her late mother to look into the family tree.
“So a huge motivation in looking into my family history is my mother,” she added.
A secret that made Rowling the most emotional was the discovery that her great-grandfather actually never won the Legion d’honneur while in the French army. The show revealed that Louis Volant who won the medal for bravery is not related to her.