Bella is the wife of Edward Cullen and the mother of Renesmee Cullen, as well as the daughter of Charlie and Renée Swan (nee Higginbotham, formerly Dwyer) and (, due to Bella's transformation,) the ex-stepdaughter of Phil Dwyer and the daughter-in-law of Edward and Elizabeth Masen. She is the adoptive daughter-in-law of Carlisle and Esme Cullen and the adoptive sister-in-law of Alice and Emmett Cullen, and Rosalie and Jasper Hale. She is also the granddaughter of Geoffrey and Helen Swan, as well as Marie Higgenbotham.

Edward CullenEdit

Bella's husband is Edward Cullen, a vampire who has renounced drinking the blood of humans. When they first realize their feelings for each other, Bella loves him unconditionally, believing Edward to be absolutely perfect, and does not consider herself worthy of his love. She often describes him as god-like in appearance, like the Greek hero Adonis, and hopes that by becoming a vampire she will become beautiful and graceful like him and his family, the Cullens. Edward disapproves of this and always reassures her that she is more than worthy, and has his heart. Bella sometimes thinks of Edward as an angel. Edward proposes to Bella in New Moon and she eventually accepts in Eclipse, looking down on the prospect of marriage but not entirely opposed to it. As part of a deal with Edward , she promises to marry him if he promises to make love with her and then change her into a vampire. She sees this as the only part of the marriage to look forward to. Bella and Edward in Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the series, Bella overcomes her fear of marriage and happily marries Edward , becoming Bella Cullen. During their honeymoon on a private island, Isle Esme, Edward and Bella consummate their marriage and conceive a child—a vampire hybrid child. During the birth, complications occur and Edward , after delivering their baby via caesarian section, is forced to inject Bella with his venom, thereby changing her into a vampire, to save her life.

After Bella transformation, she and Edward become equals and can experience a vastly easier life, though they find it very hard to satisfy their sexual desire for each other. At series end, Bella and Edward live happily together, presumably forever, as husband and wife with their daughter, Renesmee.

At the end of the book, Bella learns to remove her shield and let Edward read her thoughts for the first time, which brings them closer together.

Jacob BlackEdit

Bella and Jacob's time together.

Jacob Black, a Quileute and the son of Charlie Swan's friend, Billy Black, is Bella's best friend since she came to live in Forks. He falls in love with Bella after some time and spends a lot of time with her during the period of Edward's absence. While Edward was away, Bella found that Jacob's presence soothed the "hole" in her chest that resulted from Edward leaving her. Being around Jacob brought a measure of happiness back to Bella's life, though he was unable to replace Edward. Bella felt that Jacob was a good friend, and that he was her own "personal little sun" which would beam happiness in every direction wherever he went. When Jacob underwent his transformation into a werewolf, it put a distance in their friendship.

In Eclipse, Jacob acts upon his romantic feelings for Bella, and tries to convince her to leave Edward for him. Jacob thinks that, since he is more human than Edward, he will be safer for Bella to have a relationship with. Edward sees this, but is still willing to fight for her. Jacob forcefully kisses Bella, resulting in her punching him, breaking her hand and almost ending their friendship. Sometime later, Jacob overhears that Bella and Edward are engaged and makes Bella kiss him, saying that if she doesn't he will get himself killed. She does so, and realizes that she is in love with Jacob. But Bella soon realizes that her love for Jacob is not as strong as her love for Edward. She later tells Jacob that she has chosen Edward over him, breaking his heart.

A devastated Jacob remains at odds with Edward and Bella after this. Eventually, Jacob imprints on Edward and Bella's daughter, Renesmee, ridding him of his heartache for Bella. Bella and Edward were furious and, after hearing that he nicknamed her Nessie, after the Loch Ness Monster, Bella lost control of her anger and tried to kill Jacob. But she soon regained self-control, and Bella, Edward, and Jacob made peace. She comes to accept Jacob's imprinting on Renesmee, and they remain close friends.

Renesmee Carlie CullenEdit

Renesmee is Bella and Edward's biological daughter, conceived on Isle Esme in Breaking Dawn. The mothers of this particular kind of children has never survived the pregnancy. Knowing this, Edward tries to convince Bella to save her life by having an abortion, but Bella refuses, as she has come to love the child. Edward's hatred ceases when he hears her thoughts to find that the child already loves her parents, and is trying harder not to hurt her mother. After a painful childbirth and transformation, Bella learns that Jacob has imprinted on Renesmee, angering her. She later accepts it when she learns Jacob's imprinting is involuntary, and that Renesmee loves Jacob as well. Before the arrival and judgement of the Volturi, Bella gives Renesmee a golden locket (inscribed with the words "plus que ma propre vie" which means "more than my own life" in French). Bella puts her love for her daughter on an equal level as her love to Edward.

Renée Dwyer Edit

[1][2]Bella's mother: Renée Swan Renée is Bella's mother. Bella is very close to her mother, though she sometimes feels like she is the mother and Renée is the child. Her mother has always put her relationships although has been very clear that she wants Bella to remain independent. Bella was born in Forks but raised in Phoenix with her mother, as Renée left Charlie soon after Bella was born.

When she first moved back to Forks, Renée is the main reason. She then decides to move back to Forks so that her mother could stayed married to her father and become the small family again, none of the arguments, Renee simply agrees.

She visits her mother and father in Eclipse after Edward talks her into using the plane tickets she'd got from his parents, and finds herself in torment as her days as a human are shortening by the day. Despite being childish and naive, Renée loves her very much and wishes her to be happy.

She supports her daughter's choice to marry young wholeheartedly when she first tells her about the engagement, despite she has great likes to young marriage when Renee was married to Charlie, and attends her daughter's wedding. After Bella was changed into a vampire and has a daughter with Edward, she decides to keep Renée to protect, as these facts are not easy to accept to the fainthearted. Also, she combines her name with Esme's, naming her newborn granddaughter "Renesmee"; in honor of her mother and mother-in-law.

Charlie SwanEdit

[3][4]Bella's father: Charlie Swan

Charlie Swan is Bella's father. Bella's relationship with her father is also very odd. After Renée took her away to Phoenix, the only times Bella would see Charlie was in the summer. Even at a young age it became clear that Bella hated Forks, and when she visited Charlie would take her fishing, which Bella also hated. Bella decides moved back to Forks to live with her father in Twilight to give her mother space with her new husband, Phil.. She finds it much easier to live with her father, since he respects her privacy. Her father and mother is very protective and therefore very suspicious of Edward Cullen, for having caused great emotional pain to his daughter. Among other "Bella moments" he has shown great concern for her when she has been in the hospital for her broken leg, in Twilight, and a check-up.

After Bella became a vampire and mothered a half-vampire half-human child, Jacob told Charlie about the mystical world to keep the Cullens in Forks. Though Charlie was shocked by the sudden information, he adjusts it very quickly and demands to be told as little as possible about the supernatural in order to keep Bella and her in-law family in Forks. Renesmee's middle-name of "Carlie" is derived from a combination of Carlisle and Charlie to honnor them.

Carlisle CullenEdit

[5][6]Bella's adoptive father-in-law: Carlisle CullenCarlisle Cullen is Bella's adoptive father-in-law. Carlisle loved Edward so much that he wished for him to find happiness that he was lacking, which pleased him very much when Bella became a part of his family.

In the movie of New Moon, Bella comforts him that he cannot be damned to be a vampire. Renesmee's middle-name of "Carlie" is derived from a combination of Carlisle and Charlie to honnor them.

Esme CullenEdit

[7][8]Bella's adoptive mother-in-law: Esme Cullen

Esme Cullen is Bella's adoptive mother-in-law. Esme loved Edward so much that she wished for him to find happiness that he was lacking. When he fell in love with Bella, Esme discovered the change in him and was grateful to her for it.

She agrees to let Bella become one them during a family assembly in New Moon.

Bella combines her name with her mother's to name her daughter "Renesmee" in honor of her mother and Esme.

[9][10]Bella's adoptive sister-in-law: Alice Cullen

Alice CullenEdit

Alice Cullen is Bella's adoptive sister-in-law. Aside from Edward and Renesmee, she is the closest to her in the family. Alice likes to dress her up and provide any kind of fashion to make her look pretty, although she dislikes the idea of fashion.

Bella allows Alice to arrange her wedding after her endless pleading and made her her maid of honor.

When the Volturi prepare to end their family, Alice runs away with Jasper but leaves clues for Bella to find a lawyer named Jason Jenks to help her arrange legal paperwork for Renesmee to escape. Alice and Jasper return with a half-vampire, half-human hybrid named Nahuel. They arrive just on time to prevent the confrontation from turning into an ugly fight and save their family from slaughter. That same night, Bella angrily confronts her for leaving her cryptic clues that caused her endless mental pain.

[11][12]Bella's adoptive sister-in-law: Rosalie Hale

Rosalie HaleEdit

Rosalie Hale is Bella's adoptive sister-in-law. Rosalie initially disliked her for the attention she was receiving from Edward, and later for wanting to become a vampire; something she would never have considered if she'd had a choice. Her dislike of Bella began to warm up a little bit after she risked her life to save Edward from committing suicide, but still wanted her to remain human. Rosalie tells her life story to Bella in Eclipse, hoping to make her consider her options before making her decision. Although she still chose immortality over mortality, Rosalie volunteered to help do Bella's hair on her wedding day.

When Bella was pregnant with Renesmee, she asked Rosalie to be her guardian. After Bella gave birth to Renesmee, they shared genuine love to the baby and became close sisters.

Emmett CullenEdit

Emmett Cullen is Bella's adoptive brother-in-law. Bella found him intimidating but fine to be around.

When Edward saved Bella from a car accident, Emmett was upset that he had exposed their family, but quickly warmed up to her involvement after finding out that Edward had fallen in love with her. He likes to make Bella blush.

After she became a vampire, she challenged Emmett in an arm-wrestling match and won the right to prohibit him from joking about her sex life with Edward. He demanded several rematches, only to fail. When he is put in charge with training Bella, she quotes that he's using the opportunity as vendetta.

[13][14]Bella's adoptive brother-in-law: Jasper Hale

Jasper HaleEdit

Jasper Hale is Bella's adoptive brother-in-law. Jasper wanted to kill Bella, after Edward his strength and speed by saving her, but Jasper waited until the Cullens had a talk about it, and in the talk Alice says that Bella is going to be her friend, and convinced Jasper to leave her alone. Jasper initially disliked Bella for her involvement to the family, but later warms up to her. In New Moon, Jasper lost control of his bloodlust and tried to attack Bella, but Edward and Emmett were able to stop him.

He votes in her favor to become one of them, partly because he wants to stop the constant urge to kill her.

They become closer to each other after Bella became a vampire. He initially expected her to act like any newborn vampire; vicious and uncontrollable by thirst, and was always near her side to immobilize her; however, to his surprise, she is very controlled of her new instincts. This allows him to re-evaluate his view on newborns.

[15][16]Bella's friend: Angela Weber

Angela WeberEdit

Angela Weber, kind and shy yet insightful, was among the human friends Bella made after moving to Forks. Although she is a minor character in the books, she becomes Bella's best human friend, comforting Bella in her depression in New Moon and attending Bella's wedding in Breaking Dawn. Bella always finds Angela better to be around rather than Jessica, though she would avoid her sometimes to save her worries. In Breaking Dawn, Angela is the one who catches Bella's wedding bouquet at her reception. Also, Angela appears in a nightmare Bella had in Breaking Dawn as one of the victims of an immortal child who kills Bella's mother, father, Mike Newton, Ben Cheney, Angela's boyfriend, and Jessica Stanley, who has an on and off relationship with Mike. Angela has a younger brother whom she adores.

[17][18]Mike Newton

Mike NewtonEdit

Mike Newton is a generically popular boy at Bella's new high school who is instantly attracted to Bella. He is friendly and Bella thinks he possesses traits like a golden retriever: his happiness and loyalty in walking her to class and speaking with her every day. Mike frequently tries to ask Bella out, but she always declines. He becomes jealous when he realizes that Bella and Edward Cullen are dating.

In New Moon, after a movie date with Bella, Jacob and Mike, Mike has seemingly given up on Bella, and tells her that "girls are cruel". Mike develops a new romantic relationship with Jessica Stanley when he accepts that Edward is Bella's boyfriend. In "New Moon", Bella tries to rekindle their friendship after four months of "being a zombie" after the Cullens leave Forks. Mike becomes her friend again, although not with the same enthusiasm and also never forgets his fondness of Bella.

Mike apparently never got over his infatuation for Bella. At Edward and Bella's wedding reception, Edward commented that Mike was having improper thoughts about her again.

[19][20]Bella's friend in Twilight: Tyler Crowley

Tyler CrowleyEdit

After nearly killing Bella in a car accident, Tyler feels obliged to make things even. After Bella declines, insisting that she must be in Seattle that day, he insists on taking her to prom. He tells the whole school and convinces most of the students that he is taking Bella to prom, much to her annoyance. He shows up at Bella's house on prom night, only to be told over the phone by Edward that she would be unavailable every night as far as anyone but himself was concerned.

Eric YorkieEdit

Eric, like Mike Newton, immediately took an interest in Bella when she arrived in Forks. Bella described him as being the "overtly eager" chess club type, and he was one of the three boys (Mike, Tyler and himself) who asked Bella to the spring dance, though she declined all three. He develops a rivalry with Mike Newton, and later a dislike for Tyler as well. His friendship sways and mostly falls after Bella goes through a depression in the absence of Edward and the rest of the Cullen family. He later develops a romantic relationship with a redheaded junior by the name of Katie Marshall, who lives next door to Bella, as stated in New Moon.

[21][22]Bella's friend: Jessica Stanley

Jessica StanleyEdit

Jessica has an on and off friendship with Bella, particularly since Edward and Bella started dating. She was 'practically' the first person Bella had a full conversation with in school as well as being her first friend, although Bella initially disregarded her as "superficial". Jessica sometimes hangs out with Lauren, and gets overtly excited, such as on graduation day, where she states that they were friends right away, even though at one point she ignores Bella. She was a guest at Bella and Edward's wedding. Jessica has an on and off relationship with Mike, though seemingly jealous of Mike's affection towards Bella.

Bella and Jessica are closer in the movie adaptations than in the books.


Esme Cullen is Bella's adoptive mother-in-law. Esme loved Edward so much that she wished for him to find happiness that he was lacking. When he fell in love with Bella, Esme discovered the change in him and was grateful to her for it.

She agrees to let Bella become one them during a family assembly in New Moon.

Bella combines her name with her mother's to name her daughter "Renesmee" in honor of her mother and Esme.

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