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Charlie Swan and Renée Dwyer

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Renée and Charlie holding Bella.

Charlie Swan and Renée Dwyer are the parents of Bella Swan and grandparents of Renesmee Cullen.

They married soon after they met, but then divorced after Renée mothered Bella and realized her mistake. Even though they still cared about each other and maintained contact, they never reconciled their relationship.

In the end, Renée married a man named Phil Dwyer and Charlie began a relationship with Sue Clearwater.

In the movies, Charlie is portrayed by Billy Burke and Renée by Sarah Clarke.


Charlie Swan

Main article: Charlie Swan

Charlie Swan

Charlie Swan was born and raised in Forks, by his parents, Geoffrey and Helen Swan. His parents were in their mid-40s when he was born; they considered Charlie to be a miracle because they had thought that they couldn't have children. Charlie grew up with Billy Black, Quil Ateara IV and Harry Clearwater, and became a local cop to take care of his parents, whose health had begun to worsen.

Renée Dwyer

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Renée Dwyer

Renée Dwyer was born in Downey, California. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she never had much contact with her father. Her relationship with her mother was difficult due to their difference of personalities: Marie was bitter and difficult while Renée was artistic and outliving. Unable to live with her bitter mother anymore, she started working temp jobs to make enough money to move in with a friend the first year after high school.


On a summer, Renée went on a trip with her friends and met Charlie when they were passing through Forks. Renée liked Charlie for his serious and responsible yet funny and kind personality, and fell in love with him and vice versa. They thought about each other while separated and Renée promised to visit him on the way back. When she did, Charlie convinced her to stay a little longer. When he suddenly proposed, she thought of the marriage as the perfect cap to their whirlwind romance. Charlie bought a small house near his parents' home, and they had a private wedding on a beach.

For a while, Renée enjoyed being married to Charlie and liked his parents. She was even happier when she found out about her pregnancy; but a few months later, she began to feel depressed by the rainy climate that never let up in Forks, and Charlie was often busy with work and his parents.

When Bella was born, both Charlie and Renée were incredibly happy, but Renée still felt trapped. The thought of letting her daughter grow up in a gloomy town such as Forks revolted her. When Charlie refused to leave Forks due to his parents' deteriorating health conditions, Renée took off with Bella to get her life in order. Charlie was completely devastated when they left, but did not try to stop them. A while later, they divorced and he did not try to contest the divorce or child support. His only request was permission to spend time with Bella, which she agreed for their daughter's sake.

Although they missed each other deeply, they never reconciled their marriage, but they did keep in touch for Bella. Furthermore, he respected Renée's decision to marry a man named Phil.


Main article: Twilight

When Bella got registered into the hospital after a dangerous encounter with the vampire James, Renée and Charlie visited her at the hospital.

Breaking Dawn

Main article: Breaking Dawn

Charlie and Renée give Bella their wedding gift.

Charlie and Renée are present on their daughter's wedding day at the beginning of Breaking Dawn and give her a set of silver hairclips as their wedding gift and their "something old and something blue".

One month after Bella and Edward's wedding, Charlie and Renée hear that she had become sick. In truth, Bella was pregnant with a half-vampire child. After Bella gave birth to Renesmee, Charlie is presented to the supernatural world by Jacob Black, the son of his best friend. Charlie agrees to keep his daughter's condition and his granddaughter's existence a secret from Renée, because she was too fragile for the supernatural to reveal to her.

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