George Eagle Cox is the son of Brian Cox and his wife, Gia Milinovich. George Eagle Cox’s father is an English physicist and former musician who serves as a professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.
George Eagle Cox: Bio Summary
|George Eagle Cox
|Brian Cox’s son
|Date of Birth
|May 26, 2009
|15 years old as of 2024
|Place of Birth
|Brian Cox, Gia Milinovich
Who is Brian Cox’s son?
George Eagle Cox was born on May 26, 2009, in the United Kingdom. He is 15 years old as of 2024. He is English by nationality. George is the son of Brian Cox and Gia Milinovich. His mother, Gia Milinovich is an American-British television presenter and writer. She is known for presenting television programs such as Channel 4’s Demolition Day (2003–06), as well as Sky Sports, Nickelodeon, and BBC Radio 5 Live shows. She was born to an ethnic Serbian family in Minnesota.
How did Brian Cox and his wife meet?
Milinovich, who’s known for presenting Horizon, among various other TV shows, revealed how she first met her husband when she guest-starred on BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Four’ segment. She remembered reading a biography on scientist Richard Feyman while she was working on a technology show, which is where she and Cox first met:
“Brian, who had been hired as an expert on some science programmes, walked into the make-up room, saw me reading this book, and I think his mind must have gone: ‘Ping! A Woman! Reading about Fineman?!’ And that’s how we met.”
George Eagle Cox’s mother continued:
“So, when I met him, I absolutely threw out the stereotypical view of scientists, and he, my husband, and Richard Fineman, what they do is they talk about science in the way that an artist talks about art, or a musician talks about music, and [Fineman’s biography] in particular made me realise that science is a very similar quest to those things.”
However, George Eagle Cox’s father’s version of events is a little less flattering on his part. In an interview with the Guardian, Cox admitted that there was “initial resistance” from Milinovich. It was his “cool Cern email address” that did the trick.
In Milinovich’s article for the Guardian from 2010, the writer added even more color to the story. “When we first met, I was the expensively groomed television professional, working on mostly science and technology shows, and he was the newly appointed physics academic with a student’s wardrobe and a single bed,”
She wrote, added more insight: “It may have been my love of the Apollo moon missions or him telling me he worked at Cern, but we instantly struck up a geeky friendship. Together we started writing ambitious documentary ideas with the sole aim of ‘making science part of popular culture.’ Fast-forward 10 years and we’re a lot closer to our goal, but it’s not quite how I imagined it would be.“
As George Eagle Cox’s mother wrote in that article, Milinovich feels as though she has ‘Invisible Wife Syndrome,’ as all eyes are turned towards her husband. She said:
“A few years ago, I started to notice that the more Brian appeared on TV, the less interesting I became to other people … Pre-fame, I was asked for my opinions; now, I’m asked what Brian thinks. During a discussion recently, someone said to me, ‘You only think that because your husband is a physicist,’ as if I am now incapable of my own thoughts. I am in the throes of what Edna Healey, Denis’s wife, called Invisible Wife Syndrome.”
The couple got married in 2003 and had their son years later in 2009. George has a step-brother from his mother’s previous relationship. They currently live in Battersea, London. George Eagle Cox has been spotted in public spaces with his parents on various occasions.