Mary's mother Jinx (Lesley Ann Warren) has never been a traditional, rational, gainfully employed, or even sober, maternal figure. Jinx would prefer to be spending her days lounging by the pool with a stiff drink and her nights with her deadbeat lover-du-jour.
However, after going through rehab for alcoholism, Jinx turned her life around. She got a job at a local ballet studio and moved out of Mary's apartment. With her life on track for the first time, she's eager to provide the motherly support that Brandi and Mary never had growing up. Jinx even takes over planning of Brandi's wedding.