Nadine was conceived by her parents just after their wedding. They were conceived just before her father mysteriously disappeared. She, her mother, twin brother and her older sisters then moved in with some wealthy relatives.
She had a good friendship with Drake Monette when they were children. As teenagers, Drake and Nadine became boyfriend and girlfriend. One day, while they were on a date, Drake promised himself to Nadine.
When they became Young Adults, they got married and had two children: Taylor Dougherty and Ethan Monette. Lifesimmer loved Nadine and her family and referred to them as her "little redhead babies". Nadine became the main breadwinner of the family as a successful writer; she wrote a biography of Justine Fenderson from The Sims 3 Generations LP. Once an Elder, she adopted her third and final child, Alicia Monette.