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Know more about Stephen Hawking's sons Timothy Hawking and Robert Hawking

News by Published on Updated on 17 Dec,2017

Stephen Hawking is a cosmologist and a popular scientist. Even being a renowned scientist, his personal life is under wraps within his territory. However, today, we have come up with some research on his personal life including his first marriage and children. 

Exclusive details on Hawking's first marriage and children here!

Know more about Stephen Hawking's sons; Timothy and Robert Hawking

Stephen Hawking first married to Jane Wilde with whom he has two sons and a daughter.

Robert George Hawking is the couple's eldest son,  who was born in May 1967. He is a software engineer who currently works for Microsoft.

Though his nationality is British, he currently resides in Seattle, Washington, USA. He has also lived in Canada in the past. Stephen Hawking has previously talked saying that only Robert was interested in science as a kid.

Being the eldest child, Robert had to often take care of his father, who suffers from a slowly progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Robert Hawking, Source: tumbler

Robert Hawking, Source: tumbler

Robert is said to share a very good bonding with his father. His mother said that Robert has done things that usually a son would not do to his father. She says he has served in the most critical terms.

Robert is currently married and has two children. Robert has two siblings, 44-year-old Lucy Hawking, and 36-year-old Timothy Hawking. Timothy “Tim” Hawking was born in April 1979. He is the youngest of all the Hawking children. He studied Spanish at Exeter University and is a fan of Formula One racing.

Timothy Hawking, Source: media.mnn

Timothy Hawking, Source: media.mnn

Robert's sister Lucy is an English journalist and novelist. Her most notable work is perhaps the children’s book: George’s Secret Key to the Universe, which she wrote with her father, Stephen Hawking and his former student, Christophe Galfard.

Lucy studied French and Russian at The University of Oxford. She has been married once.

Stephen Hawking later married Elaine Mason and neither of his children attended the wedding. Elaine was accused of getting married to Hawking for wealth. But she denied it. Later in 2006, they got divorced. The family was never in good terms with Mason.

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