For all intents and purposes, Rebecca had a very good childhood. She had a loving father and grandfather and was surrounded by horses which is, lets face it, every girls dream! There was always something missing from her life though, a hole that just wouldn't be filled. When she was just five years old, Rebecca asked her father why she didn't have a mother like other little girls. Not knowing what to tell her, Jacob just skirted around the subject for the next seven years and when she was twelve, she once again asked him about her mother and it was then that he told her the whole story.
It broke her heart to know that her mother didn't want her but at the same time, knowing the truth didn't help the emptiness she felt. After she turned eighteen, Rebecca hired a private detective to track down her birth mother and when he found her in Bridgeport, New York, Rebecca flew out there and showed up on her doorstep, unanounced. Much to Rebecca's disappointment, her mother refused to acknowledge that she even had a daughter and proceeded slammed the door right in her face.
Deciding to stay in the United States eventhough she felt like less than nothing after her mother treated her the way she did, Rebecca turned her time, effort, and frustration into her riding and soon became one of the top riders in the country. When she got injured and broke her leg during a competition, the doctors informed her after she woke up that if she had another fall like that again she could end up paralyzed. Needless to say, she decided to stop riding and go to school for Business Management.
While on a business trip to Florida, Rebecca met a man named Keith. They fell in love and had a "whirlwind" romance that spanned about a year and a half. At the time, Rebecca didn't know that this man was married, let alone to her childhood friend. When Rebecca ended up pregnant, the man bolted back home to Ireland. Not knowing if she would ever see him again, and with a broken heart, Rebecca decided to fly home and move back in with her father. After 16 hours of labor, Rebecca was able to finally hold her baby daughter in her arms. Although she didn't know how to contact him, Rebecca gave her daughter the name Lilian after her paternal grandmother.
One rainy afternoon, while breastfeeding Lilian and looking out on a rainy day, Rebecca's best friend growing up knocked on her hospital door to congragulate her on having a baby. Little did either of them know that the man her best friend Paige was married to was her new babies father. Shocked at seeing him again, let alone in her hospital room, Rebecca broke down. Keith fled, making up some excuse about needing to check something at the nurses station. While he was gone Paige tried to console Rebecca, not knowing the whole sitatuation. Rebecca, not wanting to hide anything from her best friend, told Paige everything - In her mind, even if it ruined their friendship, at least Paige would know the truth.
Four years later, Paige and Rebecca are still good friends, despite everything. Rebecca and Keith have a decent business relationship when it comes to horses, tolerate eachothers company when it comes to Lilian, and argue most of the time if they speak on the phone. Keith adores Lilian, just as he does his other children, and the Riddermark Equestrian Center is doing well, all things considered.