JK Rowling Family

by Jessica Sara

JK Rowling is one of the biggest names in writing. She is the creator of one of the world’s largest selling series, “Harry Potter”. The books have gained worldwide attention and have sold more than 400 million copies, becoming the international best seller.


She met a Portuguese journalist Jorge Arantes and tied the knot. In 1993, the couple was blessed with a daughter. A few years later, her marriage ended, getting Rowling to move back to Edinburgh to live with her younger sister.

Struggling to meet her ends, she started to write a book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, a children’s fantasy novel. There are more than six books in the series. Her latest ‘non Potter’ novel The Casual Vacancy, had been acclaimed worldwide.


JK Rowling Parents – Peter James Rowling and Anne Rowling

Peter James Rowling:

J. K. Rowling with her father Peter

A Rolyce Royce Aircraft engineer by profession, Peter James lived in Yate with his wife Anne Rowling.

Anne Rowling:

Also known by the name of née Volant. She was Scottish by birth, Anne worked as a Science technician. The couple first met on 14 March 1965 at the famous King’s Cross Station, which is also mentioned in the Harry potter series. They married on 31 July 1965. She died of multiple sclerosis.

JK Rowling Siblings – Dianne Rowling

Dianne Rowling was born on June 28, 1967. Her nickname is Di. Di is married to Roger Moore. She was the support system behind JK Rowling. JK Rowling moved in with Diane, as soon she got divorced.

JK Rowling Spouse – Jorge Arantes (Ex) Neil Murray (Current)

Arantes was the first husband of the author. A  Portuguese TV journalist by profession, Jorge met Rowling at a bar where they gelled on sharing common interests. The couple bonded over the love for Jane Austen Novels. Unfortunately, the marriage lasted only for 13 months. In August 1993, they were blessed with their first child. The couple separated on 17th November 1993.

Neil Murray


Born on June 30, 1971 in Scotland, Neil Murray is the present spouse of JK Rowling. Murray is an Anaesthetist and GP at St. John’s Hospital and Edinburgh Hospital. He graduated from the medical school at Glasgow University. The couple tied a knot on 26 December 2001 in the library at their home in Perthshire, Scotland. They have two children.

JK Rowling Children

  • Jessica Arantes: Born in 1993 in Portugal, she is child of Rowling and Jorge Arantes.
  • David Gordon Murray: Born in 2003 in Edinburgh, David is the elder child of Rowling and Neil Murray.
  • Mackenzie Jean Murray: Born in 2005 in Edinburgh, he is the younger child of Neil Murray and Rowling.

J K Rowling Net Worth


Rowling has a present net worth of $14 million. She has been rated on the 84th position out of the top 100-celebrity list issued in June 2014.

JK has been bestowed with a number of awards like Hugo award for best novel, Andre Norton Award, Locus Award for best novel etc.