JudithJudith Harper (now Melnick) is the ex-wife of Alan Harper & mother of Jake Harper.

She is very bitter & resentful to Alan, taking every chance she has to vindictively embarrass him.

She is now married to Herb Melnick, Jake's doctor, a union Alan much enjoyed as it meant he no longer had to pay alimony.

Judith is now pregnant with another child, the father of the child is unknown. With both Herb & Alan believing the child is theirs.