Born June 25, 2010
Morphed into teenager May 24, 2017, said to be fourteen
Goes by Mattie
Attends Walnut Grove Academy
House at 1101 Lavetta Terrace
Lily Ashby (mother)
Mackenzie Browning Helstrom (surrogate mother)
Cane Ashby (father)
Drucilla Barber (grandmother; presumed dead)
Genevieve Atkinson (grandmother; presumed dead)
Malcolm Winters (grandfather)
Colin Atkinson (grandfather)
Samantha Atkinson (aunt; deceased)
Caleb Atkinson (uncle; deceased)
Devon Hamilton Winters (uncle by Neil's adoption of Devon)
Moses Winters (uncle, son of Neil)
Nathan Hastings Jr. (uncle, son of Olivia)
Olivia Barber (great-aunt)
Neil Winters (great-uncle)
Lillie Belle Barber (great-grandmother)
Walter Barber (great-grandfather)
Mamie Johnson (great-grandaunt)
Reed Helstrom (dated)
Lily Winters married the Australian Cane Ashby in 2009. He was 12 years older than Lily. Lily became a model for Jabot Cosmetics, and Cane was a bartender at her father's club Indigo. After one miscarriage, Lily was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy. But luckily she had the foresight to harvest some of her eggs. Lily's best friend Mackenzie volunteered to be surrogate and soon became pregnant with twins Matilda and Charlie, who were born two months premature. Lily asked Mackenzie to be godmother to the twins, and Lily's adopted brother Devon became their godfather. Cane and Lily broke up numerous times, divorced and remarried, mostly due to Cane's screw-ups and the lies he told to cover them up, usually aided by his father Colin, and some infidelity on both sides. Except for the time that Colin kidnapped the twins and Cane faked his death, they still managed to keep a family atmosphere for the twins to grow up in.
One year when Lily and Cane were split up, the annual Delia Halloween costume party benefit was held at Top of the Tower, with Lily dressed as Cleopatra and her boyfriend Joe as the devil. A fire broke out on the floors just below them, cutting them off from the floor where her children were having their own party. They were rescued from the roof by helicopter and Lily was reunited with the twins who had been led out the front door.
Cane agreed to come home for Christmas eve and morning with the twins, staying in the guest room. Neil and the kids planted some mistletoe, then got the Ashbys to kiss underneath it. Months later, Jill and Colin threw themselves a small anniversary party, and they staged a fight to get Lily and Cane to reconcile. Lily and Cane made love in a hotel room, but they decided not to tell kids that they were any nearer to reconciliation to get their hopes up. But they did eventually reconcile.
In late 2016, Neil was playing basketball with grandson Charlie, but by May, 2017, Charlie and Mattie had morphed into teenagers, sophomores attending Walnut Grove Academy. Charlie was popular and confident, Mattie smart, shy and spectacled. Charlie got a summer job as a lifeguard at the Genoa City Athletic Club rooftop pool, and Mattie an internship at Hamilton-Winters Group. Mattie was quick to impress her uncle and father going above and beyond the work she was asked to do.
Cane went to Japan with a co-worker Juliet, got drunk and got her pregnant, and both were subsequently fired. Juliet filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Cane, so the twins had to be told about their impending half-sibling and they were shocked and appalled. Charlie told Juliet that if she were drowning he would pull her out, because it was his job, but he "wanted nothing to do with her or her kid". After Lily discovered that Cane had used most of the twins' tuition money to pay off a blackmailer, Lily threw Cane out. Feeling guilty and no doubt hoping to win Lily back, Cane sold his car and paid the Walnut Grove tuition for the twins.
Meanwhile, young singer/musician Reed Helstrom became intrigued by Mattie. They began hanging out together when she could, and she would come to see him perform at The Underground. Finding out that her twin brother was Charlie, the guy who had broken up Reed and his former girlfriend Zoey, and that Reed was the son of Victoria who had fired his father, caused the two young men to bicker every time they met. But once Mattie and Charlie discovered the truth behind Cane's being fired, Charlie called a truce between him and Reed.