Phil married Renée the same month Bella turned 17. They had planned to get married in Mexico, but that did not happen. Though Bella didn't like the fact that her mother remarried someone younger, she found Phil to be a decent guy and accepted him. However, because he was a minor league baseball player, he spent a majority of his time away from his new family. Renée stayed home with Bella while her husband travelled for work, and she always missed her husband terribly whenever he was away. Seeing how lonely her mother was being away from her new husband, Bella decided to move back to Forks and live with her biological father, Charlie, so Renée and Phil could travel together.
- Main article: Twilight
- "Guys, c'mon. I love you both. We got a plane to catch."
- ―Phil's only line in the movies.[src]
In Twilight, Bella notes that Phil gave her a CD of his favorite band when she left, and she listens to it while in Forks. Eventually, Phil is able to get a contract signed with the Suns, a minor league baseball team located in Jacksonville, Florida, and moved there with Renée.
When Bella is taken to the hospital, Renée texts Phil to reassure him and tells him to stay in Florida.
- Main article: Eclipse
In Eclipse, Bella and Edward pay a visit to Renée and Phil in Florida, but due to his busy schedule, he is constantly absent. Before Bella's graduation, Phil attempted to demonstrate a slide and tangled up with the catcher and broke his thigh bone, causing him and Renée to be unable to attend Bella's graduation.
- Main article: Breaking Dawn
- "Phil! It's happening."
- ―Renée, about Bella and Edward's wedding[src]
Phil makes his first and only official appearance in the series at Bella and Edward's wedding at the end of summer. Like Renée, he has no knowledge of the existence of his step-granddaughter, Renesmee Cullen, or that Bella has become a vampire after the wedding.
In the movie, Phil is seen up close in Bella's dream and at the wedding, but has no speaking lines. He mostly remains in the background, sitting next to Renée during the ceremony and the reception.
Life and Death: Twilight ReimaginedEdit
- Main article: Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined
In Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, Phil has a stepson named Beau instead of a stepdaughter. He appears at the end of the novella at Beau's fake funeral with a brokenhearted Renée in Forks. Though Beau hurts for his mother, he is comforted by the fact that Phil will be there to take care of her.
Phil's physical description is never fully explored, but it is known that he is bald, has blue eyes and is around 6 feet tall. In Breaking Dawn - Part 1, he has a small goatee.
Personality and traitsEdit
From Bella's description, Phil seems to be a decent man and very accepting to Bella. Like Renée, he has an adventurous spirit and lives to travel.