Anna Soderstrom is due to give birth in the autumn, according to the Daily Mail. Jones’s relationship with Miss Soderstrom soured his 35-year “open” marriage to Alison Telfer, a London biochemist. She reportedly threw the comedian out of their family home after hearing of his attachment to the student, even though the couple had agreed that would be allowed to see other people.
A friend of his estranged wife said: “He doesn’t seem fazed by it, but everyone else is. If anything it’s a classic case of male pride taking over. Getting a young filly pregnant shows there’s life in the old dog yet,” they told the Daily Mail newspaper. “Alison and the kids are a different proposition. For them it’s devastating and humiliating. They’ll never speak about it because they’ve got far too much dignity for that.”
Jones met 26-year-old Soderstrom at a book signing in 2004 at Oxford University where she was an undergraduate - and he subsequently split from Telfer, who he married in 1970. But the news of the baby, which is due in the autumn (09), hasn't been welcomed by everyone - Jones' children are upset at the announcement, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper. A source tells the publication, "He doesn't seem fazed by it, but everyone else is. If anything it's a classic case of male pride taking over. Getting a young filly (girl) pregnant shows there's life in the old dog yet.