- "There's nothing anyone can say to get me to change the way I feel about my family."
Jesus Adams Foster (born Jesus Gutierrez) is the biological son of Ana Gutierrez and Gabriel Duncroft, as well as, the adoptive son of Stef and Lena Adams Foster. He is the fraternal twin brother of Mariana and the adoptive brother of Brandon, Callie, and Jude.
Jesus has ADHD and was fiercely protective of his twin. As a teenager, he was an athlete who wrestled to help manage his ADHD and anger issues. After surviving a TBI when a nail gun recoiled into his head, he was forced to reevaluate his life and learn how to live again.
As a young adult, Jesus graduated from ABCC and went backpacking across Europe with Mariana. He then opened his own contracting and treehouse building business alongside his best friend, Wyatt Casey. He is also close to his biological father.
Both Jesus and Mariana were born on May 17, 1998. Jesus and Mariana's birth mother, Ana, abandoned them for another man and drugs. It is said that they were with her until they were around five-years-old.
Ultimately, they were put into the foster system and remained there until they were adopted by Stef and Lena six years later, after being fostered by them for five years. Jesus and Mariana are very close and even when they disagree, they still love each other. Jesus and Mariana began living with Stef and Lena when they were six-years-old and were officially adopted by the couple when they were eleven-years-old. At some point after moving in with Stef and Lena, he was diagnosed with ADHD and was prescribed medication for his condition.
As a teenager, Jesus had mid-length curly dark brown hair that was often gelled back and slim brown eyes. He wore form-fitting shirts in an array of colors and styles paired with relaxed jeans. He favored shirts with a rounded neckline, which he occasionally paired with a white beaded necklace. He also wore a grey beanie and bracelets. He got a tattoo of Lexi's name across his ribs, which his moms made him have laser-removed. During his senior year of high school, he wore a shark tooth necklace and patterned shirts.
As a young adult, Jesus' style and sense of self has evolved, which becomes evident in the way he carries himself. He is a handsome young man in his early twenties with curly brown hair and almond-shaped deep brown eyes. He has a well-built form that he often shows off with form-fitting clothing. His clothing style is relaxed and he is usually seen wearing long-sleeved shirts or round-neck t-shirts paired with relaxed jeans. He went through a brief period where he wore construction boots but has since opted back to sneakers. He no longer wears a beanie or necklaces, only a simple brown or black bracelet.
Jesus is generally easy-going and jokes around a lot. He is warm, caring, and incredibly loyal to his loved ones, even taking the blame for Mariana when Stef and Lena find out that someone had been selling his ADHD pills. His ADHD does affect his behavior, especially if unmanaged. It can make him impulsive, unfocused, hypersensitive, and can cause difficulty regulating his emotions. Although, Jesus tries managing his ADHD to the best of his ability. For instance, he joined the wrestling team so that he could have a way to release his aggression, which helped him immensely. It also helps him with anger issues which often caused him to get into fights.
- "Why can't anyone fix me?"
- —Jesus during his breakdown
After suffering from a traumatic brain injury, Jesus' emotions and personality drastically changed. He was unable to cope with his emotions and became extremely impulsive, to the point where he was violent physically and mentally. Many symptoms of his TBI created personality changes. He became depressed and agitated with himself for not being able to form words, recall information, read, and several other symptoms. His depression and pent up emotions eventually lead to a breakdown, which his mothers helped him cope with. After months of physical therapy and an ongoing medical treatment plan, Jesus was eventually able to get back to a version of himself. While he is still easy-going, carefree, and jokester at heart, his personality has been permanently altered. Jesus is serious about his medical care and work-life and doesn't take anything for granted.
Jesus meets Callie at dinner with everyone else, where he tells Callie that Stef and Lena are gay and that they prefer the term "people". Later at dinner, Callie finds out more about the family and says so Brandon is the real son. After Callie goes into the bathroom, Stef tells Jesus and Mariana that she was thinking about setting up a meeting with their birth mom. Later that evening, Jesus and Mariana are seen in Mariana's bedroom talking about the possibility of them meeting their birth mom. Stef barges in and tells them not to talk in Spanish, and that they are just as much their children as Brandon is.
The next day, Jesus asks Mariana if she has seen his pills because most of them are gone. Jesus and Mariana get into a little argument and Jesus told her that their birth mom is a loser. Later that day, Jesus and Mariana are seen sitting outside talking on the steps waiting for Stef, Lena, and Brandon to get home. Later he finds out about Mariana selling his pills.
Kelsey tells Lena that Callie gave her the pills. When Mariana finds out she goes down to tell Stef and Lena that she was the one who took the pills and sold them, but Jesus takes the blame for her. It was discovered in this episode that Jesus has ADHD.
Jesus and Lexi are hiding their relationship from Mariana. Jesus asks Lexi to meet him at the beach, but he stood her up because Mariana doesn't like the idea of her brother and her best friend dating. However, he couldn't stay away from Lexi, so he followed her in the restroom and they had a make-out session.
He didn't want Brandon to leave, because he didn't want to be in a house with only the girls and Jude. He then told Brandon that Mariana was the one selling his pills and that he covered for her.
Jesus and Lexi are seen staring at each other romantically. Jesus and Lexi have a makeout session in the bathroom and are almost caught by Jude. Mariana finds out about Jesus and Lexi's relationship during her party and he says Mariana is selfish about not dancing with her moms and a lot of other stuff. Stuck in between, Lexi does not defend her best friend, and Mariana is unhappy about it.
Jesus and Mariana dance the group dance along with Brandon, Callie, Sam, and Lexi. Mariana tells him she knows about him and Lexi. Lexi tries to talk to Mariana in the bathroom but gets the cold shoulder. During the slideshow, it shows some pictures of Mariana and Lexi. When Lexi is bound to leave due to Mariana no longer wanting her, Jesus reminds her that it's his birthday as well and tells her that she can't leave without dancing with him. It ends with a kiss.
Jesus and Lexi had unprotected sex. Lexi is afraid of telling her parents as they are strictly religious so Jesus decides to buy the morning-after pill. Because he is under-aged, he asks a woman at the pharmacy to buy it for him. Coincidentally, Stef was at the same (getting Jesus' pills) pharmacy and catches Jesus outside. He goes home and tells Lena about the unprotected sex. Later on, Jesus and Lexi are seen at the beach and they agree to take a break.
At the beginning of the episode, Jesus is worried about Lexi and her parents coming over. Jesus asks his moms about going to the retreat with Lexi's parents. They tell him they'll think about it. Later that day, Lexi and her parents come and they are seen having dinner. It goes surprisingly well until drunk Mariana tells Lexi's parents they are having sex. The episode ends with all of them having shocked looks.
The next day after the dinner, it began with the twins arguing. Jesus threatened Mariana by revealing that she has been in contact with their biological mother to the moms. Stef intervened before the argument escalated. Jesus looks for Lexi around school since she has not shown up. At some point, Jesus went to Lexi's house and they spoke. Jesus revealed to Mariana, in a hatred way, that Lexi is being pulled out of school and is being sent to a boarding school in Texas. Jesus is asked about Lexi due to her running away from her home. As Mariana gets back home from an outing with Lexi, Jesus explains to her about the whole situation. They decide to go back to the abandoned house (aka Wyatt's old home). They explain to Lexi that she and her family are undocumented. They return her to the Fosters. They are later talking about Lexi's actions of threatening her parents.
When Mariana suspiciously goes to answer a phone call, Jesus follows and asks her who it was. He finds out it was Ana. Later on, they go to tell Ana to stop bothering them. When they get to Ana's current house, Jesus is caught off guard by Ana's hug. She tells them she desperately needs money to escape her abusive boyfriend. Jesus and Mariana tell Ana they don't have any more money. Ana's boyfriend comes not long after and states he needs to go to the store. By the looks of it, it is clear Jesus doesn't like or trust him. During that day, Jesus leaves and visits Ana once again. Mariana suspects that Jesus is at Ana's when she finds out the truth. Mariana tells the moms about the whole situation and Jesus's whereabouts. This causes Stef to go to the house along with Mike equipped with a gun.
Jesus was in fact with Ana, and not at Ana's house. He took her to a facility care center. When Ana asks Jesus for money, he gives her all he had on him which was inefficient. Lena calls him, worried, and he says he is not in Ana's home but downtown. Lena tells him to stay where he is. He waits until they pick him up. While in the car, Lena receives a call from Mike about Stef's shooting. While at the hospital, Brandon yells at Jesus and Mariana for leading the situation about Ana to now, but he is brushed off by Callie. The next day at home, while Mariana and Jesus are organizing their old stuff, Brandon apologizes. They laugh and joke around. When they return to the hospital, they are allowed to see Stef.
Jesus and Lexi are seen making out. Lexi brings up the subject of sex. Lexi gets upset when Jesus doesn't want to do it. At the wedding, Jesus pulled Lexi away. Jesus tells her that he knows that she's moving away. He tells her that he will never forget her. Jesus and Lexi dance at the wedding.
Jesus helped Sharon clean up for the wedding. He is unaware of Lexi leaving for school. He and Mariana argue over who will spend time with Lexi. Jesus enters Mariana's room while she and Lexi are working on their English assignment. He asks for time alone with his girlfriend, but Lexi lets him go after feeling she is letting her best friend down. Jesus receives a note on the front door of the home. He follows as directed, and he is found with a picnic. Mariana and Lexi were discussing Lexi leaving which saddened of both of them. Lexi tells him that her family including her aren't coming back from Honduras. Jesus is shocked by this. Lexi's father was fired from his job after it was revealed that he was an illegal immigrant. She tells him that she doesn't want him waiting for her. He tells her that he will wait for her and that he loves her. They kiss after his confession.
Mike and Jesus are seen playing basketball together. Jesus then feels lite headed and dizzy which causes him to collapse. Lena then calls the doctor and informs Stef, Mike, and Jesus that he collapsed due to new side effects of his ADHD medication. Under the suggestion of Mike, Jesus joins the school wrestling team to find another way to manage his ADHD. Mike and Jesus check up the school wrestling team and Jesus ends up doing a practice match against Emma.
Jesus attends wrestling practices, he gets discouraged when he is beat during a scrimmage, but the coach insists he’s doing well. Next, Jesus has to run through the team’s tunnel of love but gets knocked out at the end by the guy who beat him in a scrimmage. Jesus shows up at her office, Lena freaks when she sees his black eye. Lena confronts the wrestling coach and demands the hazing be put to an end immediately, or she will have him fired. At Foster’s house, Mariana tells Lena she should reconsider how she’s handling the hazing problem on the wrestling team. Then, Jesus announces there are aunts in his room.
Jesus tries to drop weight for wrestling, and he and Emma flirt with each other. taking half-naked pictures of himself. He merely wanted to send some photos to his girlfriend overseas. Jesus accidentally sent his photo to Emma. Jesus was still going hungry even after the whole family arrived for Family Day.
Jesus invites Emma over and she meets Lexi over the computer. Jesus seems conflicted over the two girls.
Jesus and Emma have grown closer. Some might even say that they are each other’s best friends. But all of that can easily get ruined with one little wrestling match. It’s hard for a girl to be on the wrestling team and it gets harder when she has to overpower a friend. They both weighed in around the same so their coach asked them to duel it out on the mat to see who would be representing their high school come competition day. Jesus was winning and then he abruptly threw the game. He allowed Emma to win and that only made her mad. She didn’t want to be handed anything and out of frustration or possible hidden feelings – she kissed him! There goes the chance of him not seeing her as a girl.
Jesus thought it would be easier to send his girlfriend, Lexi, an email rather than break up with her face to face. But he hadn’t known that Lexi was planning to surprise him in person minutes after he sent out that email. The whole family kept Lexi’s visit a secret thinking Jesus would be happy to have his long-distance girl suddenly within distance. And it’s not their fault that they didn’t know about Emma. To them, Emma has only ever been Jesus’s friend and teammate – nothing more. She was actually on her way to becoming more than just his friend though. So Lexi’s visit turned out to be a surprise for her as well.
Jesus only had seconds to warn her that his girlfriend had returned before Lexi introduced herself to Emma at school. Emma was caught off guard and accidentally injured her finger with the simplest task of trying to close her locker. Now not only does he have to deal with the pressure of his soon to be ex’s visit but he has to take Emma’s place in their upcoming match. At Jesus’s first game, his whole family plus Zach showed up to support him. This made him even more nervous. Once he started to get nervous he thought began to lose focus. So much so that he went back to his reliable medication without talking it over with his parents. Jesus had nearly gotten himself worked up into an anxiety attack. He was wigging out when it was his turn. Thankfully his coach stepped in and talked to him. That got him to focus more than the medication did.
Jesus won the match for his team but he realized what was important to him too little too late. He came off of the mat surer than ever that he only likes Emma and loves Lexi. Emma saw when his light bulb went off and didn’t need him to tell her even though he did say sorry. When Jesus had won the match, Lexi was so proud that she wanted to take a picture of him and send it but she couldn’t. Her inbox was too full. She checked to see what she could delete and found Jesus’s message waiting for her. He thought he had deleted off her phone when in fact he didn’t. So she read his breakup email. Lexi couldn’t pretend that everything was fine though. She ended up lying to him to protect her feelings. She told Jesus that she had kissed someone else and that she needed time for herself. Instead of him breaking up with her; Lexi broke up with him.
Jesus is having trouble studying and understanding his schoolwork, particularly math, without his ADHD medication. Jesus found out he ran out of pills and ran home to grab more, and he found out what Timothy did in the bathroom. Since he found out, Stef and Lena decided to tell the kids about the baby that they're going to have. While Mariana talked to Zac on the phone, his mom called and starts to threaten Mariana. Next morning, Jude finally got to meet his dad and he gave them the papers so Callie and Jude can get adopted. After that, they said their goodbyes.
Jesus is in class asking Emma to go to the Winter Ball with him. She tells him she has a date already. Jesus reassures her and says he’s fine and that he needs more time to test out this lifestyle without his meds. She simply nods in agreement. As she’s about to leave his room, she brings up Ana. She asks if Jesus has been in contact with her at all, and he instantly says he hasn’t and does not know what she is talking about. Jesus sees Emma's date drunk and picks a fight with him.
This leaves Emma furious and she tells him to stay away from her. Unfortunately, Talya tells the principal about the alcohol students were drinking and when Sanchez catches the students, they tell her that Callie Jacob bought the alcohol and that is why they voted for her. While Callie is being accused, they find a fake I.D. in her purse. Brandon quickly walks in and takes the blame saying that he set her up because she hurt him. Brandon is taken away in handcuffs. While he sits in the police car with Mike and Stef, he confesses everything.
Jesus talks to Emma about what happened at the Winter Ball, and they kiss.
After Callie's adoption is finalized, the family returns home to find Jesus waiting to their surprise. Stef asks him why he's there as he was supposed to be at "some wrestling thing" and he says he lied as a cover to surprise them. His parents and sister enthusiastically greet him, but Jesus silently confides to Mariana that he can't return to boarding school. The entire family dance to music to celebrate Callie's adoption.
When his mothers find out that Jesus does not want to return to his wrestling school, they inquire. The boy reveals that his pupils there are taking steroids and that he took them himself briefly after giving into peer pressure, but now wants to stop. He hopes to return to San Diego to escape the bad influence he was exposed to.
Lena does not think that she can re-accept her son back into her school, but Monte assures that, after all the favours she did to the school, it is alright to accept that one favor in return, so Jesus starts attending his old school again.
Jesus is relieved that he will be allowed to attend Anchor Beach again and is hoping to be accepted back into his old wrestling team. His mother then told him, that as punishment for having taken the steroids, he will be allowed to participate in wrestling this school-year.
He is taken to school by Brandon. At the parking lot, he runs into Nick Stratos for the first time. Jesus instantly admires Nick's upper-class car.
Brandon was supposed to take Jesus home but took off to take care of Callie, leaving Jesus stranded at school. He again meets Nick, who offers to take him home. Jesus accepts, and on their way back home, Nick takes him to a barely driven-through road. Jesus accepts the offer to take a ride with Nicks car and drives down the road at 100mph. Nick has to get Jesus to break when a truck gets into their way, and although Jesus has a flashback to the car-crash he was in, he rejoices to the experience.
Jesus arrives in town and stays at the Coterie with his sisters. His custom treehouse building business that he has with Wyatt hasn't taken off yet, which makes him want to get into building houses. He plans to build tiny houses in San Diego to help with the housing crisis. He also meets and bonds with Dennis, who introduces him to a finance broker who agrees to loan him enough money to start building the tiny houses. While at the bar with Dennis, Jesus meets Rebecca and the two hit it off instantly. Jesus also visits Speckulate. In a conversation with Mariana, Jesus opens up about how his life hasn't been easy after his TBI's and his lack of a college degree. Mariana and Jesus bond over their struggles and then share a heartfelt moment in her and Callie's room. Before he leaves, he promises to be back in a few weeks when he meets with the broker about his loan. As he is preparing to leave his date that he met while at his time in LA arrives, and Callie is shocked when she sees that it's her fellow clerk, Rebecca.
Season 1 (1/13)
Season 2 (2/16)
Main article: Jariana
Jesus and Mariana Adams Foster are fraternal twins. They were born to Ana and Gabe, and were raised in a rough and unbalanced environment. Their biological mother was addicted to drugs and their father was in prison. They were placed into foster care for a few years and moved around frequently. They were eventually adopted by Stef and Lena Adams Foster when they were around five-years-old after their former foster parents could no longer take care of them. The siblings were extremely close growing up, as they only had one another when they were moving around foster homes. Even as teens they remained close, even though they did argue frequently and have a few falling outs. In the end, they are each other's best friends and always have one another's back.
Main article: Lexus
Jesus and Lexi have known each other since grade school since she was Mariana's best friend. They started their relationship in Consequently suffering many patches throughout their continuing relationship. They are currently broken up due to Lexi finding out that Jesus was going to dump her for Emma. As a result, she ended up dumping him while in California before going back to current home in Honduras.
Main article: Jemma
Jesus and Emma met whilst on the wrestling team together. While Jesus was still in a relationship with Lexi, he and Emma shared a kiss. Despite wanting to get together, Emma refused to be the other girl and told that if they were going to be together, he would need to end his relationship with Lexi. However, when Lexi unexpectedly returned from Honduras, Jesus came to realize that while he liked Emma, he was in love with Lexi. Despite this, Lexi soon broke up with Jesus shortly after her arrival in town before returning to Honduras. This led to Jesus taking an interest in Emma once again. They quickly get together in Adoption Day. However, their relationship does not last when Jesus cannot handle her bossiness in their relationship; resulting in a breakup. Jesus and Emma decided to get back together in Highs & Lows after she told Mariana she would give Jesus another chance.
Main article: Jayley
After both undergoing a breakup, they hooked up at Mariana's party. He promises to call her after their get-together, but he doesn't, resulting in Hayley worrying. After a speech from Mariana about hooking up with a girl with false promises, he does and they officially get together as a couple. They decide to keep their relationship a secret for the time being, but their relationship undergoes many problems due to Hayley's over needy and sensitive behavior. After Hayley crashes Jesus' family trip camping, causing a catalyst of problems for the family, they finally break up when Jesus realizes how bad of an influence she has on his family.
Notes and Trivia
- During the first two seasons, Jesus was portrayed by Jake T. Austin, who left the show after the second season. The Season 2 finale strongly implied the character was originally going to be killed off, but this idea was scrapped, in favor of recasting the character, with Noah Centineo.
- Jesus has ADHD and takes medication to help him manage his condition.
- He loves to skateboard and was given a new skateboard for his birthday. It is something of a running gag in the series to have him randomly leave his skateboard throughout the house, often causing others to stumble over it and yell at him to properly put it away.
- He met Ana Gutierrez, his birth mother, for the first time in Clean. He is initially against having anything to do with her, given how she abandoned them for drugs, but soon warms up to her. He even defends her to Mariana, when learning the family was going to take her unborn baby, telling her that Ana deserved to keep her child and to tell her that she can.
- In Vigil, it is shown that Jesus and Mariana were adopted July 1, 2006 by Stef and Lena.
- He was one of the best wrestlers on the Anchor Beach wrestling team before he was forced to quit the team.
- In Leaky Faucets, Jesus gets a tattoo of Hayley Heinz's name on his rib cage to prove his commitment to her. After Lena and Stef discover it in Mother Nature, they have him begin the process to have it removed. The couple later broke up.
- Even though he is considered a troublemaker, he is the only one of his siblings who hasn't broken any serious laws or rules. Although, Jesus has participated in underage drinking before.
- The End of the Beginning is the last episode with Jake T. Austin as Jesus.
- Lucky is the first episode with Noah Centineo as Jesus.
- In Sixteen, during a flashback when he was eight-years-old, he asked Stef how many people was someone allowed to marry because he wanted Stef and Lena to marry a man.
- He suffered from a TBI after a nail from a nail gun went into his forehead. This lead to many years of therapy for his condition, and medication to help manage his symptoms.
- After his TBI he couldn't read or write for a few months, however, this went away on its own.
- He developed a stutter after his TBI, although, this has now faded even though it is still apparent in some episodes.
- Jesus has had two pregnancy scares with two different women.
- He and Lexi Rivera feared that she might become pregnant after they had unprotected sex. However, she was later given the morning after pill and never became pregnant.
- He was almost a father again when Emma Kurtzman unexpectedly became pregnant with his child, however, she chose to have an abortion due to the poor timing and not being ready to be a parent. This was also the first time that Jesus expressed interest in being a father.
- Jesus graduated high school, which was a big accomplishment for him due to his TBI and concussion holding him back a year.
- He owns a custom treehouse building business with Wyatt and is also a private contractor for hire.
- To read Jesus' quotes, please go here
Characters (The Fosters)
|Main||Stef Adams Foster • Lena Adams Foster • Brandon Foster • Callie Adams Foster • Mariana Adams Foster • Jude Adams Foster • Jesus Adams Foster • Mike Foster|
|Recurring||AJ Hensdale • Emma Kurtzman • Ana Gutierrez Foster • Connor Stevens • Daphne Keene • Aiden • Becka • Carmen • Cole • Cortney Strathmore • Declan Rivers • Gabriel Duncroft • Grace • Hayley Heinz • Jack Downey • Jill Quinn • Kelsey • Kiara • Lexi Rivera • Logan Bayfield • Lou Chan • Mat Tan • Monte Porter • Mr. Timothy • Nick Stratos • Noah Walker • Poppy Sinfuego • Rafael • Rita Hendricks • Robert Quinn • Sophia Quinn • Talya Banks • Taylor • Tess Bayfield • Vico Cerar • Wyatt Casey • Ximena Sinfuego • Zac Rogers|
|Minor||Amanda Rogers • Captain Roberts • Chase Dillon • Dana Adams • Daria • Devonee • Donald Jacob • Eliza Foster • Ernesto Rivera • Evan • Frank Cooper • Gabi • Joe Gray • Karina Sánchez • Kat • Kyle Snow • Liam Olmstead • Nathan Adams • Olivia • Sarah • Sharon Elkin • Sonya Rivera|