Mains that are Needed:
- Angelica (Angie) Porter-Kennard
- Alice Pieszecki
- Shane McCutcheon
- Dana Fairbanks (Can be a Ghost Version)
- Jennifer (Jenny) Schecter
- Kit Porter
- Helena Peabody
- Marina Ferrer
- Carmen de la Pica Morales
- Jodi Learner
- Nikki Stevens
- and more...
Meaning of Name
French - Diminutive of Elizabeth meaning "Pledged to God"
I am just some huge cosmological joke, is what I am!
Birth to Teen
You know my name but not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done but not what I’ve been through. It’s not easy growing up an African-American Caucasian.
I was born on the 19th of December back in 1986 to my Father Melvin and my Mother Matilda. My Father was a business man who worked hard to keep the food on the table and a roof over our heads. My Mother was a stay at home Mom who looked after my half-sister Kit (same Father different mother) and I.
When I turned 5 I started school. A few days after starting, my Mother was killed in an car accident after dropping me off at school. With Daddy so busy it was put on Kit’s shoulders to look after me. Daddy insisted she be pulled out of school.
Growing up I admired Kit. She’d done so much for me throughout my childhood. However when I was 13, Kit ended up leaving home. Daddy was so annoyed that he pretty much cut her off. After that it was just Daddy and I.
The Next Chapter
Teen to Young Adult
Through the years I worked really hard and tried to focus on what I wanted to make of my life. I got a job and saved every penny I could towards going to college. Whilst I was in middle school, I gained an interest in Art & Photography. Daddy took me to the Art Museum almost every weekend.
Life was good. I ended up at Yale doing an Art History Major. According to Daddy, I was turning into an affluent ivy-leagued educated woman. He was wo proud of me.
Whilst at Yale, I gained an internship at a smaller Art Museum which I was so enthusiastic about. It was here too that I started my first relationship with a male by the name of Coleman. We only date for a few months before we both realized that we were gay. During our time together, I developed a crush on my Art History professor, Danica Palmer.
Eventually I came out as a lesbian and fell for my best friend, Kelly who was heterosexual. However Kelly rejected my advances and I grew extremely depressed that I was on the brink of suicide.
Graduation to Present
After I graduated, I moved on and began dating Alice Pieszecki but only briefly. When Alice and I broke up, remained very close friends. After the break up I threw myself into my work and bought a gallery space. I named it the Bette Porter Gallery.
I hosted lots of events at the Gallery and during one of my events, I met my future partner, Tina Kennard. The two of us had an instant attraction to one another. She was so gorgeous. I found myself staring at her and while I stared, I noticed she was missing her right earring. Tina supposedly put it back on and we got on with dinner. After everyone had gone I found Tina’s earring.
Later that night, Tina returned to the gallery to retrieve the lost earring that I’d kept for her. While holding my hand out, Tina went to pick it up and I kissed her. A few days later, she broke it off with her boyfriend and a few days after that, Tina and I began dating.
A couple of months later, I applied for the position as the Director of the Californian Arts Center. I managed to get the position and my career really took off. Everyone wanted me. Everyone wanted to be me. I was very successful and Tina and I decided we would try to start a family.
After a few years there and a break up with Tina because I cheated, I left and became the Dean of the School of Arts at California University. I taught many lectures and began dating one of the Teachers, Jodi but my relationship with Jodi didn’t last long as I realized I was still in love with Tina who had given birth to our daughter a few months before Jodi and I broke up.
Tina moved back home and went out working while I stayed at home with our daughter. Eventually I wanted more for us so I became a Co-Owner and Partner of the Wentworth-Porter Art Gallery with Kelly who’d come back into town. Tina, Angie and I were all set to move until Jenny (our next door neighbour) died mysteriously in our pool.
To this day I am still working at the Wentworth-Porter Art Gallery and doing so well. Tina and I are doing amazing and set to be married and Angie is growing up so fast.
I Love Tina... I have always Loved Tina
The Love of my Life
Tina is the love of my life. She always will be. We we’ve been together for years and even though we went our separate ways we found our way back to one another. This is our story…
To our friends, our relationship was strong. According to Tina I’m her ‘First, Last and Forever’. However from the beginning of our relationship we had troubles. You see Tina and met the night of a dinner event I held at my gallery, the Bette Porter Gallery. We were instantly attracted to one another. While we talked I noticed her earring was caught in her hair and handed it back. The whole night I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
After the night ended and I was tidying up a little, I found her earring that I swore she’d put back in her ear on the floor. I didn’t have a number for her so I had to wait until she contacted me. The next day she came into the gallery and collected it. That’s when I kissed her knowing full well she had a boyfriend.
Years after us being together, we attempted to start a family thinking that it would solve some problems however our sex life had taken a hit. Tina and I moved past this though. However my career at the Californian Arts Center (the CAC) started coming between us as I spent more time there than at home.
When we decided to have a baby, I urged Tina to give up her own career. That meant I was the sole breadwinner. MY Father, Melvin just tolerated my relationship with Tina and refused to acknowledge that the baby was his grandchild. So our relationship was on a thin line.
Tina eventually miscarried and it took a toll on me but Tina threw herself into working at a charitable organization. Our careers were making it impossible to spend time with one another or even have sex. At the same time I found myself attracted to a woman who was temporarily working as a Carpenter at the CAC. I tried to resist but was unable to hold back especially when she made a pass at me. That’s when the affair started which Tina discovered. Tina moved out and our relationship died.
Soon after realizing how stupid I’d been, I tried to make amends for my betrayal but found that our break-up with Tina was disrupting all other elements of my life. Tina though refused to forgive me.
Our friends seemed to take her side which puzzled me because all of them had had some sort of promiscuous fling but once Tina began seeing Helena Peabody, the group rallied around me in support as I found out that Tina was pregnant again. I started longing for us to raise our child together like we had planned.
Things were further complicated without relationship when I find out that my father is dying from prostate cancer and was refusing treatment which caused me to reach out to Tina and during the times we spent, Tina and I started growing close again. Even our relationship started to improve over this difficult time. Eventually Tina chose me over Helena and asked if she could move back in with me. That’s around the time Angelica was born and things between us were great.
Six months later our relationship starts feeling rather stressful again as we were feeling the stress of raising Angelica, my unemployment and Tina working for Helena at her film studio. It became apparent too that Tina had a renewed interest in men. I started believing that Tina was merely experimenting with me for 8 years so I had her move out.
When Tina ended up with this guy called Henry, I came to the conclusion that Tina was using Henry to get full custody of Angelica when Tina and I separated. Tina was Angie’s biological mother and was trying to integrate her into a heterosexual family. However at Shane’s and Carmen’s wedding, I started to have second thoughts but it was too late as Tina had received the letter from my lawyer. Tina kidnaps Angie and runs away in a hope to separate us forever.
About a year and a half later, while I was dating Jodi, Tina and my relationship went through some rough patches but we gradually became friendlier with each other. In the end Tina confessed to still loving me and when she found out about Jodi, Tina realized how much she wanted me back and began regretting ending our relationship.
When Tina learns that there is an affair going on between Kit’s Boyfriend and the nanny, she informed me. I wanted to keep this from Kit but Tina said we should tell her which caused a major stress between us. Things became even more complicated after a disastrous dinner party.
As my relationship with Jodi continued, I found myself longing for the life I’d shared with Tina and it wasn’t before Tina and I had an affair. Both of us were unsure if we wanted anything more than just sex. When Jodi confronts me about my distance, I wanted to admit to her that I was still in love with Tina.
One day, during rolling blackouts, Tina and I were trapped in an elevator on the way to our couples therapy. During our time in the elevator, we sat discussing our fears about our relationship and ended up having sex. That was when I told Tina that I still loved her and that I wanted to tell Jodi about our reunion after the Subaru Pink Ride.
Jodi was getting more and more suspicious and while on the Pink Ride, Jodi learnt of my and Tina’s affair during a game of “I Never” when Alice called me a ‘giant and gi-normous cheater’ for having cheated on Tina and on herself while Alice and I dated. This lead Jodi to jokingly ask if I’d cheated on her. When I didn’t respond, Tina ran away and that’s when Jodi realized that I was indeed cheating on her.
In private, Kit blasted me and reminded me of all the nasty things Tina and I’d went through over the years. It was then that I told her that I had always loved Tina. I mean Jodi and I never had a shot confirming that I was never in love with her.
After the truth was revealed, Jodi confronted me, brushing off Tina. I took her into the house trying to talk things over and nearly lost myself when Jodi attempted to seduce me. Back in the office, I admitted to Jodi that she and I wouldn’t work because Tina was my true love. At the end of the night, I ended up joining up with Tina and brought the pair of them back ot the house, back to our home.
I admired Jodi’s work and with that introduced Jodi at the public exhibition of a new piece of her work entitled ‘core’. However the piece turned out to be revenge against me. After the shocking humiliation, I returned to find solace in Tina. That night Tina and I attended the Lez Girls wrap party where our reunion and displays of affection are admired by our closest friends.
Tina ended up moving back in and we decided to adopt a second child. In preparation, we decided to extend the house which was rather expensive. Tina and I met with a birth mother by the name of Marci in Nevada who was expecting to give birth to a half African-American son. The mother’s family weren’t to keen on her giving the baby to a same sex couple but she was certain. Issues arise when our lawyer advises us that Nevada law doesn’t permit adoption to same sex couples. Tina and I decided to board Marci during her pregnancy but when we arrived at the bus station, Marci wasn’t on the bus.
Later on, I reconnected with my bisexual crush, Kelly Wentworth and we opened a gallery together. I had really strong feelings for Kelly but was extremely capable of remaining committed to Tina despite Kelly flirting with me. Tina didn’t really trust me though and started to fear I would cheat on her again but when Kelly made a move on me, I rejected her. I didn’t want to hurt Tina. I loved Tina and wasn’t about to loose her again.
A few days later, Tina got a job offer in New York and we decided to relocate there and start a new life together. I was so happy to do it because it would mean being able to partially escape from the claustrophobic bubble of Los Angeles.
From then on, Tina and I remained strong and she eventually was able to trust me again. We raised our daughter Angie together in New York and things got better and better between us. I’ve never been so in love with someone as I am with her. Tina is my world.