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Judith Melnick (previously Harper) is a fictional character from the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Portrayed by Marin Hinkle Judith is the divorced mother of Jake Harper, the ex-wife of Alan Harper and the wife of Herb Melnick.
Judith Harper-Melnick is Alan Harper's first wife and the mother of Jake Harper. She used to be a member of the Harper Family. She seems to despise Alan and takes any chance to humiliate him. She was the first woman Alan ever slept with, but their marriage was cold and she said that the only time she was ever happy being sexual was when she was pregnant with Jake. Alan often calls out her hypocritical behavior (mostly directed at her disapproval of him having girlfriends around Jake, when she has had relationships with another woman and various men herself) but also seems to still have feelings for her, going as far as having visions of her and her new husband when he began dating a mutual friend of theirs. She made no secret of living luxuriously with Alan's alimony, going as far as to get breast implants. She has since remarried to Dr. Herb Melnick (Ryan Stiles), Jake's pediatrician, a union that brought joy to Alan because it meant he no longer had to pay alimony. She still makes Alan pay child support for activities she doesn't want to trouble Herb with. As of season 6 episode 6, she is pregnant with either Alan's or Herb's child. It is later revealed that she is pregnant with twins (one of them being a girl).