Jodean Bottom is the half-sister of American actor Joaquin Phoenix. She is the only child in the Bottom family, later known as the Phoenix family, to have not ventured into the acting industry. Jodean was born in February 1964 to John Lee Bottom and his ex-girlfriend, Trinity. Her place of birth is unclear since some sources indicate that she was born in Portugal, while others mention that she was born in Canada.
Early Life and Relationship with Her Siblings
Jodean Bottom had a tough childhood; her father was never present, and she only had her mother. Her parents were together in Canada in the early 1960s, but then her father fled Canada for the USA as he feared that he could be recruited to fight in the Vietnam War. Over the years, Jodean never met her father, and she loved a low-key life. Besides, it is unclear if her mother married and if she had any other siblings besides the Phoenix siblings.
Jodean Bottom has five Phoenix siblings: Liberty, Rain, Summer, Joaquin, and the late River Phoenix. She has been trying to build a relationship with her siblings after she was discovered by her brother Joaquin. She even moved to the United States to bond and reconnect.
Personal Life and Professional Career
Jodean Bottom is a very private individual; as such, she has kept most of her details away from the public, including her love life. Some sources indicate that she was married, had one daughter, and divorced. It is unclear if her relationship status has changed since then. She is media-shy, and even though her siblings have been on the center stage, she just wants to stay in the shadows.
Moving on to her professional life, Jodean Bottom is in the private sector. However, she has not revealed the kind of business she indulges in. Through her business endeavors, she can earn money that can cover her financial needs and those of her family.
“Children of God’’
Jodean’s father was a catholic, but he joined a religious cult called Children of God along the way. He traveled across America as he spread the beliefs of the cult. During this traveling, he used to move with his second family. The cult was not so good and was known all over South America. While championing these beliefs, Jodean’s siblings distanced themselves from the cult.
Jodean’s half-siblings moved with their mother to New York, where their last name changed to Phoenix. The name change signified the start of a new life; in New York, they met an agent who took in the Phoenix siblings.
Jodean Bottom’s siblings have had a significant impact on the acting industry. For instance, Joaquin has appeared in several independent films, with his performances attracting positive criticism. Her half-brother River also had a great, but he unfortunately died in 1993 while at the peak of his career. Her sisters, Liberty and Summer, have also appeared in some shows; Liberty acted between 1984 and 1986, but as for Summer, she is still active in the acting industry. Unfortunately, Jodean Bottom did not venture into acting as her siblings did.