Gina Silvers is one of the main characters in Just Add Magic. She is a citizen of Saffron Falls who gives out piano lessons. She was one of the three previous owners of the cookbook, along with Rebecca Quinn (neé) Patterson and Ida Perez (also known as Mama P).
She appears to be grumpy and mean at the start, especially in season 1, but she is actually more kind than she seems. Kelly, Hannah, and Darbie are scared for her in the first few episodes. She opens up a little more throughout season 2 and becomes good friends with Hannah Parker-Kent. She has a sarcastic personality as an adult. When she was younger, she was very kind but worrisome; she was kind of similar to Hannah in a way. Gina also believes that there is good in everyone.
When Gina was around 14 years old, she and her two best friends, Ida Perez and Becky Quinn got separated from the class on a field trip to the Cedros Forest. There, she and her friends met The Traveler. The Traveler gifted them the cookbook, telling them that they are now the protectors of the book. Together, the girls created many recipes and had lots of fun, however, the book slowly began to tear them apart.
In High School, Gina met and fell in love with a boy named Chuck. They seemingly shared a lot of interests, and Chuck encouraged her to pursue her piano practice. Gina and Chuck started dating. Gina trusted Chuck, and didn’t want to keep secrets from Chuck, so she told him about the magic. Chuck was actually born in the Victorian era, but he travelled to the 1960s aged 16 to try and find the new protectors. There Chuck tracked Gina, and her friends Becky and Ida. Chuck eventually cheated on Gina with Becky, and Gina got all upset with Chuck. Ida made Gina and Becky cook a toffee apple which would make Chuck forget magic. But Chuck didn’t forget, he disappeared into thin air and became trapped in time, while on a Ferris wheel.
Gina was cursed by Mama P, she was unable to play piano in public for over forty years. She cursed Mama P by trapping her in Saffron Falls for payback.
In her little box of recipes, she has a card that reads "Ida's Curse,".
Chuck Hankins (Charles Peizer)
Chuck and Gina dated in high school. This relationship was likely a cover to mask Chuck's true identity. Gina was blind to Chuck's malignant intentions and wasn't able to see who he really was. He used Gina solely because she was the most trustworthy protector that Chuck could get closest to. Gina was the one who showed Chuck the Cookbook, as well as how to cook various recipes.
- Gina went to Juilliard School of Music.
- Gina played in Carnegie Hall when she was around the girls’ age.
- In 1967, Gina was a guest musician in the New York Philharmonic and performed the four songs Prélude, Clair de Lune, Menuet, and Passepied.
- She has a pet crow, which can be seen throughout episodes in the first season, but doesn't show up after that.