Roseanne Barr Is A Doting Mother Of 5 Children, But Who Are They And Where Do They Work?
November 8, 2018 09:48 By Fabiosa
Roseanne Barr's on-screen family is well known by fans of her extremely successful show. We watch them get into and out of funny situations with their heads held high (most of the time), all from the comfort of our homes.
But sometimes we wonder what we actually know about Roseanne’s real-life family.
Mother of five
Roseanne Barr is no stranger to saying vows, as she has been married 3 times. She is also a loving mother to five children. Roseanne had her first child, Brandi Brown, when Roseanne was only 17 years-old. She put the baby up for adoption, but left her a note to read on her 21st birthday.
Three years passed before Barr married her first husband, Bill Pentland, who was a postal worker. The couple had three children together: Jessica, Jennifer, and Jake. The children didn’t handle their parents’ divorce very well, as both Jessica and Jennifer reportedly had alcohol and substance abuse problems.
Today, Jessica is a successful travel agency owner and Jake used to have his own radio show. It’s not known what Jennifer does, but she seems to have a very good relationship with her mother.
Barr’s second marriage was childless and ended up in a dramatic divorce. Child #5, son Buck, was born in 1995, when Roseanne got married for the third time. She and her husband, bodyguard Ben Thomas, conceived the baby through IVF.
Buck has always been his mom’s sidekick, going with her to premieres and talk shows. He was a student on the West Coast and graduated in May.
An emotional reunion with her first child
When Barr had Brandi, she was not ready to become a mother, so she gave her up for adoption. But when she became famous, the press discovered her secret and threatened to reveal it to the public.
Roseanne didn’t want her daughter to find out everything this way, so she hired a private detective to find her. Their reunion was just like in the movies. The actress remembers:
We looked at each other, and we started running toward each other. We embraced and wouldn’t let go of each other, hugging and crying. I’m so glad I found her.
Brandi now works as an assistant producer on Roseanne's show to be closer to her mother. Who doesn’t love a good reunion story with a happy ending?