The younger sister of Aiden Longhurst, Valerie is fortunate to have been too young to truly remember most of her early childhood. She was three when her mother passed away at the hands of her father, and both she and her brother were sent to live with half-brother Matt Belmont and his wife Katherine. The intervening years were happy enough, Valerie was always a sweet kid with an open heart. Blonde-haired like her mother, she approached everything in life with genuine enthusiasm.
An accident put Matt into a coma, and left his wife unable to care for Aiden and Valerie. They then moved in with their other half-brother Adam and still live with him and his long-term partner Cass now. Valeries life has mostly been one of love, with a few dramatic obstacles thrown in the way. Her brother is incredibly protective of her, and routinely reminds her that she's not allowed to date yet. Valerie does adore her brother, but feels he worries far too much.