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Gladys Jones is an upcoming character during the third season of The CW's Riverdale. She is portrayed by Gina Gershon.[1]

She is the mother of Jughead and Jellybean Jones, as well as the estranged wife of FP Jones. She is also a highly respected member of the Southside Serpents.

Character Description

A "businesswoman" who runs the salvage yard that doubles as a Serpent compound, and the Serpents all snap to attention when she gives them an order. A Serpent with a GED, she acts as Fagin to a crew of teenaged car parts thieves.[1]

Early Life

Not much is known about her early life, but it is presumed that she grew up in Riverdale alongside the other parents. She married FP Jones and had two children, whom they nicknamed Jughead and Jellybean. Before their family fell apart, she and FP would take the kids to the Twilight Drive-In. However, they couldn't always afford tickets for everyone, so Jughead and Jellybean would hide in the trunk until they parked.

After FP was fired from Andrews Construction, their marriage fell apart as he became a raging alcoholic. Fed up with his ways, she moved to Toledo with Jellybean and Jughead's grandparents shortly thereafter.

Throughout Riverdale

Season 1

According to Jughead, Mrs. Jones moved out to Toledo with Jellybean, where she got a job at a call center to pay for her online GED classes.[2]

When his father was arrested for the murder of Jason Blossom, Jughead attempted to leave Riverdale on a bus bound for Toledo. When he called his Mom to tell her, she told him it was not a good time, leaving Jughead in tears.[3]

Season 3



Season 1

Season 2

Season 3




  1. 1.0 1.1 ‘Riverdale’ Adds Gina Gershon As Jughead’s Mom In Season Three – New York Comic Con - Deadline
  2. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Anders, Allison (director) (March 9, 2017). "Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 7. The CW.
  3. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Seidenglanz, Rob (director) (May 4, 2017). "Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 12. The CW.