‘General Hospital’: Ingo Rademacher Reveals 1 Thing That Has Made His Relationship With His Sons ‘So Much Better’ Than Before

On General Hospital, Ingo Rademacher is known for playing Jasper “Jax” Jacks. Jax has one daughter, Josslyn, whom he has a good relationship with.

Off the show, Rademacher is a family man as well. He actually has two sons and one daughter, and he once revealed something he did that has made his relationship with his children “so much better.”

Ingo Rademacher on General Hospital
Ingo Rademacher on ‘General Hospital’ | Walt Disney Television/Todd Wawrychuk

Ingo Rademacher is married with 3 kids

Rademacher is married to his wife, Ehiku. The two of them met in 2006 while Rademacher was in Hawaii, according to an Instagram post he shared.

Ehiku has had some acting credit to her name. According to her IMDB page, she appeared on an episode of Magnum P.I. in 2019. However, most of her work seems to be focused on her activewear line Mahiku, which she and Rademacher own together.

The couple has three children: son Peanut (born 2008), son Pohaku (born 2012), and daughter Iwa (born 2021).

Ingo Rademacher used to have anger issues

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In his personal life, Rademacher has also admitted to having some anger issues. In a recent episode of co-star Maurice Benard’s YouTube series State of Mind, Rademacher shared his anger issues used to get so bad that his wife had to tell him to change his ways, especially since it could affect their kids.

“My wife said to me one day, ‘You need to fix your anger tantrums towards the kids, that it could damage them mentally,’” he said in a tweet promoting the episode. “I would have to break my illusion that I was OK.”

Speaking to Benard during the episode, Rademacher also shared more thoughts about anger in general. “I think anger’s just maybe a little bit of unhappiness that, in my case, I don’t think is justified,” Rademacher said.

He also explained his own history with it, saying, “I think it’s something we also learned from our fathers. My dad had his little anger tantrums every now and then. It wasn’t a lot, but I think growing up and seeing that, you think it’s okay to do that.”

Rademacher shared that he now realizes anger can be a “mental weakness.”

Ingo Rademacher said fixing his tantrums have made his relationship with his sons ‘so much better’

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Rademacher continued showcasing his anger tantrums when his sons were young, but he decided to change his ways a few years ago. In an interview with Soap Opera Digest earlier this year, Rademacher shared that he now prefers to sit down with his sons and reason with them instead of resorting to expressing anger.

“I talk to them like adults,” he said. “I sit them down and I say, ‘I’m disappointed that I asked you to do this and you still haven’t done it. I’m not going to yell at you for it, but I might take away your PlayStation for a few days.’”

He continued, “And when I do get upset, I apologize to my kids. I say, ‘Look, you know, that was wrong, I’m sorry.’ I go, ‘Be better than Dad. I didn’t have a dad like me when I grew up.’ Those things kind of work better than getting upset and yelling and turning into The Hulk!”

In fact, Rademacher believes changing his attitude towards anger has helped to improve his relationship with his sons. He remarked, “My relationship with my two boys is so much better now. It’s the best! I get ‘I love you, Dad,’ all day long from both of them”