Claudine Gonsalves is best known as the mother of American actor and director Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

She worked as a personal manager and social worker. Besides, she also served as the Business Continuity Advisor at UNDP.

Her son Jonathan is popular for his voice role of young Simba in Disney’s 1994 film The Lion King. Besides, he has also starred as Randy Taylor on Home Improvement.

Age and Ancestry

Gonsalves was born in 1946 in the United States. She is around 16 years old and holds an American nationality.

She is probably of Portuguese ancestry.

Who is her Husband?

Claudine is married to Stephen F Weiss. They wedded in 1973 in California when she was 27 years old.

Her husband used to work as an industrial sales manager. He comes from Pennsylvania Dutch (German) ancestry.

She has two children, both sons, with Stephen. Their first child Joel Thomas Weiss was born in the late 1970s.

Their youngest son Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born on September 8, 1981. He is 40 years old as of 2022.

Claudine Gonsalves with her husband Stephen Weiss and son Jonathan Thomas Taylor.
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The couple lived in Pennsylvania for several years after the marriage and moved to California in 1985.

Claudine and her husband divorced in 1991 and she took the custody of their children.

Details about her Children

Claudine’s first son Joel is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College with an Economics and Government degree. He also played basketball for the college team during that time.

He received a Master of Arts degree in Education from Nicholls State and a Master of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas-Pan American.

Joel currently works as an assistant basketball coach. He is already married and has a son named Ben Weiss.

Claudine Gonsalves’ son Joel Thomas Weiss

Her youngest son was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss but later became popular with his stage name Jonathan Taylor Thomas which is composed of his first and middle name and the middle name of his brother.

He attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, California, and also studied philosophy and history at Harvard University.

Moreover, he also studied at St. Andrews University for a year. Finally, he did his graduation from the Columbia University School of General Studies.

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Why is Jonathan Taylor Thomas Famous?

Jonathan is an American actor and director who voiced the young Simba in Disney’s 1994 film The Lion King.

He made his TV debut in The Bradys as Kevin Brady in 1990 and also got the role in Fox’s sketch comedy series In Living Color.

Jonathan gained fame after appearing as Randy Taylor in the American sitcom Home Improvement

Besides, he also starred in the Last Man Standing as John Baker / Randy.

Relationship with her Son

Claudine Gonsalves is very close to Jonathan. He would mention his mother in almost all of his talk shows.

She often used to attend on the set during his shooting and also used to answer his fan mail.

Claudine Gonsalves and her son Jonatha Taylor Thomsa

His fans often credited his mother for the reason behind his success while some claimed that she was fiercely protective, controlling and foisting unhealthy codependency on her son abound.

Later the New York Times reported that Jonathan had the support of his mother and she never interfered him.

“Since his mother was always there, and I knew they must be close. I used her as an example: ‘Think of how this would feel: You’ve just seen your mother fall into a river and now you’ve found her washed up.’” 

The Lion King‘s co-director Roger Allers recalled.

Rumors about his Sexuality

Jonathan portrayed a bisexual hustler in Speedway Junky and a closeted gay student in Common Ground, due to which the rumors about his sexuality surfaced in the media.

He denied the rumors in an interview with ‘The Advocate’ and revealed that a website named ‘CyberSleaze’ was spreading it.

He didn’t take it seriously until his grandmother was upset listening to those rumors.

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