TLC’s Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost went off the air in 2013, meaning some fans haven’t seen what star Jo Frost has been up to in almost a decade. You may remember the British television personality from episodes of the U.K.’s Supernanny — which was also a huge success in the U.S. — and today, she is still, well, superwoman! Keep scrolling below for an update on her life now after reality TV.
How Did Jo Frost Become ‘Supernanny’?
In an interview with The Independent in May 2013, the former reality star — who’s been deemed the modern-day Mary Poppins due to her tight skirts and heels — explained that she’s always had a knack for family discipline, despite not having any formal training. “I can assess the situation or somebody pretty quickly. I can look at a photo and tell you about your child’s temperament and personality. All that scans in seconds.”
She added that although she received her fair share of criticism for her lack of qualifications, she felt ready to take on a big undertaking at the time, like Family S.O.S. “When you’ve done over 100,000 hours, what labels you an expert?” Jo said at the time. “Reading a text book? Passing an exam? But it’s also my make-up as well. I’m highly intuitive — highly. You can say as much to me with what you don’t say as what you do say. How you sit. How you don’t sit.”
What Other Reality TV Shows Did Jo Frost Star On?
Jo made her reality TV debut on Supernanny, which aired from 2004 until 2005. She later began starring on Family S.O.S. in 2013.
Unfortunately, Family S.O.S. didn’t even last two months. But don’t worry, she’s been keeping busy in recent years. Following the TLC show, Jo went on to star on Jo Frost: Nanny On Tour from 2015 until 2016. The show documented her traveling to different U.S. cities to work with families who desperately need her help with their badly behaved children, similar to her previous shows. Before arriving, she observed the family via surveillance cameras in the home to find out exactly what challenges the parents faced, and then tackled them with a bit of tough love.
While starring on Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour, she also went on world tours where she conducted “a series of live seminars where I get to talk professionally and have a laugh with the parents as well.”
She has continued a career in reality TV by starring in Jo Frost On Britain’s Killer Kids in 2017 and The Parent Jury in 2021.
Jo Frost Has Also Written Books
In addition to being a reality star, Jo has also published several books about taking care of babies and toddlers. Some of her books include Jo Frost’s Confident Baby Care, which was published in August 2007, followed by Jo Frost’s Confident Toddler Care: The Ultimate Guide to The Toddler Years in June 2011, Jo Frost’s Toddler SOS: Solutions for the Trying Toddler Years in February 2013 and Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior in February 2014.
Where Is Jo Frost Now and What Is She Up To Today?
When she’s not working — yes, she has some downtime! — Jo enjoys spending time with her husband, Darrin Jackson, who previously worked as a production manager on her show.
While their relationship is still going strong and she regularly posts photos with Darrin on social media, she previously admitted that spending so much time with other families nearly cost her their relationship. In 2015, Jo shared, “You love what you do, but you love the man that you’re with, and you feel constantly torn because you love both.”
In 2020, Jo opened up about whether or not she plans on having kids with Darrin. She told OK Magazine that she liked the “idea” of becoming a mother at some point, though she and her husband weren’t ready to start a family quite yet.
“The idea of kids seems nice but we’ve never been in the space where we’ve said, ‘Let’s have children,’” she revealed.