Rowan Blanchard's Jackie on 'The Goldbergs' Was Based On A Real-Life Person!

Rowan Blanchard's Jackie on 'The Goldbergs' Was Based On A Real-Life Person!

Rowan Blanchard is returning to The Goldbergs tonight for the show’s 100th episode.

The actress plays Jackie, Adam’s girlfriend in the show — and did you know that she was based off a real person?

Creator Adam Goldberg told EW that Jackie was actually based off the woman who plays her mother in the show.

“A lot of the stories this year center around Adam and his girlfriend Jackie, who’s a real person — she’s actually an actor who played [Jackie’s] mom last year and is going to be recurring playing her TV mom, which is so wild,” he said. “I actually met the real Jackie in theater camp. Back then, to find someone with your interests was so rare. This was like a legitimate ’80s girl geek, so we’re calling it ‘nerd love.’”

For the ep, the real Adam says that it might tear Jackie and Adam’s relationship apart.

“She’s a Trekkie and he’s a major Star Wars kid and it tears their relationship apart. I’m very proud of that story. It rings very true for me.”

The Goldbergs airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

Like Just Jared Jr. on FB
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 01
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 02
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 03
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 04
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 05
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 06
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 07
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 08
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 09
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 10
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 11
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 12
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 13
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 14
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 15
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 16
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 17
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 18
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 19
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 20
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 21
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 22
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 23
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 24
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 25
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 26
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 27
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 28
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 29
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 30
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 31
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 32
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 33
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 34
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 35
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 36
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 37
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 38
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 39
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 40
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 41
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 42
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 43
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 44
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 45
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 46
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 47
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 48
rowan blanchard goldbergs 100th ep return 49