Evelyn Harper is the mother of Alan & Charlie Harper, and the grandmother of Jake Harper. While she feigns an interest in the lives of her children & grandchild, she rarely lives up to the role of caring mother. Her treatment of her two children has led to them resenting her greatly & referring to her as the devil.
She has a very active love life and has been involved with many men. She has been married many times. Her latest marriage ended badly with the groom dying after seemingly sleeping with his step-daughter, he was later revealed as a con-man intent on stealing Evelyn's money.