The Special Bond Between Jane McDonald and Her Brother Tony

Her siblings played a major role in shaping the grounded, loving person she is today

Key Takeaway

  • Jane grew up in Wakefield alongside Tony (brother) and Janet (sister).
  • While Jane’s siblings eventually married and had their own families, she remained home with her mother, Jean, until age 45.
  • Though Jane has been very candid about losing her beloved mum, Jean, in 2018, she has remained quite private about her relationship with Tony over the years.

For the beloved singer and TV presenter Jane McDonald, family has always been paramount.

Though she has been incredibly open about her relationship with her late parents, Jean and Peter, less is known about her bond with her brother, Tony, and sister, Janet.

Jane grew up in Wakefield alongside Tony and Janet, and the siblings formed an unbreakable trio during seaside holidays in places like Scarborough.

The 61-year-old fondly recalls those childhood trips in her Channel 5 series “My Yorkshire.”

It always takes me back to good old-fashioned day trips to the seaside with my mum, dad, Tony and our Janet,” she reminisced.

“Ah, happy days, I would do anything with just one more day with them.”

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While both Jane’s siblings eventually married and had their own families, she remained living at home with their mother, Jean, until age 45.

In a 2008 interview, the singer explained her unusually close living situation.

I wasn’t an only child. I still have a brother and sister, but I was the one who stayed at home until she was 45,” Jane said.

“I was out working all the time and I was able to pay for the bills and I had my mother at home looking after me. My brother and sister got married and they have been in great relationships all of their lives.”

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Though Jane has been very candid about losing her beloved mum, Jean, in 2018, she has remained quite private about her relationship with Tony over the years.

What is known is that he stood by her side during that difficult time of grief.

I have very recently lost my beautiful Mum. A light in my heart has gone out for a short while. My family and I would appreciate your privacy regarding this huge loss,”

Jane McDonald

she wrote in a tweet at the time, implying Tony’s support.

Throughout her decades in the spotlight, Jane has always emphasized how important family is to her Wakefield roots.

From her strong maternal bond to her lifelong connection with Tony and Janet, it’s clear her siblings played a major role in shaping the grounded, loving person she is today.

In Case You Didn’t Know

  • Jane McDonald’s brother, Tony McDonald, once worked in the Stillingfleet mine.
  • Jane started her singing career by performing in pubs and clubs.
  • She has been married twice: first to Henrik Brixen and then to Eddie Rothe.

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