The name John Jewl Smith might be new to many people, however, John Jewl has been in the spotlight for well over two decades. Wondering why he is a figure of interest? Read on!
John Jewl Smith was born on February 25, 1981 to Julie Newmar and ex-husband J. Holt Smith. He is 41 years old now and is unconditionally loved by his mother with whom he has been living with since his birth.
John was born with down syndrome and a few years later he lost his ability to hear and to speak (deaf and mute). John’s impairments did not and hasn’t to this day come between his mothers love for him. In fact, it seems to have increased his mothers love with his revealing that his son changed the way she views the world and how she views differently abled people.
During his birth, John Jewl’s mom Julie Newmar was 48 years old. She described John as a last minute baby. To her, John is a highly developed human and a blessing to be around and as her only child, all she can offer is love and care.
As a child, John and his mother enjoyed travelling together around the world especially to South Asia where they particularly loved soaking pools and gardens. Due to his health issues John grew up around different caregivers and long-term assistants who helped his mother take care of him.
John Jewl’s parents exchanged their wedding vows in 1977. Unfortunately, the couple divorced after seven years of marital relationship. The details for their divorce wasn’t shared to the public.
John’s father J. Holt Smith was known to be a lawyer. Other than that there is not much information about his personal life. Also, his relationship with his son John Jewl after the divorce is not known.
When it comes to John Jewl’s mother Julie Newmar, she is a household name whose popularity runs back to the 50s. She is currently 88 years old. She was a dancer, singer and appeared in many stage, screen and television roles. Julie is famous for being the original Catwoman, a role she took in the Television Series Batman back in the 60s. Moreover she is the inventor as well as a writer.
Education and Career
Not much is known about John’s education and career but sources indicate that he attended some art classes. To confirm that, his mother revealed in 2016 that John works as an artist. His art career path was encouraged by two teachers who believed that despite being deaf and mute, John Jewl would be great at lively imagery art.
Although it has been established that John Jewl works as an artist, no clear information has been provided about his finances. His mother however who has been so close to him all his life is quite a successful woman all thanks to her past careers. According to many sources, Julie Newmar’s net worth is estimated at $5 million.