Danielle was adopted by Ariana after she decided to turn her life around and start fresh. Ariana raised Danielle as a single mother, but soon adopted another child, a boy named Maxwell. In a big house, Danielle and her brother lived in luxury, with a maid helping to care for the house. Ariana takes in five foster children, but one of them is adopted soon by Bob and Eliza Pancakes. Danielle becomes a young adult, and Maxwell becomes a teen. Danielle meets the older man James Ru, who she begins a relationship with, but the relationship fell apart after Danielle became pregnant, and found out James has a wife and son. Danielle and James break up, as do James and his wife. Danielle moves out into a small house by herself. Danielle goes into labor in the evening, and she invites Ariana and James over to witness the birth, she has her son Jedd later, and she invites Maxwell and Finn (James's other son) to see the baby. Danielle makes a get rich quick scheme, which works and she becomes the owner of Vandermorgan Villa (formerly known as Yuma Heights), with Jedd as the heir. Danielle later became engaged to Ezra Massey, and became pregnant with his child. When Danielle and Ezra married, Ezra took Danielle's name. Danielle has a daughter called Lisa, and a while after becomes pregnant again and has another daughter, naming her Kim. Ariana dies of old age on Lisa's birthday from child to teen, leaving Danielle heartbroken. To make matters worse, only a few days later Jedd dies in a barbecue fire, making Lisa the next heir.
Apart from her children, her biological family is unknown. But through her adoptive mother, she has a grandmother named Lyla, and a grandfather named Don, as well as three uncles, Tank, Ripp, and Buck. Despite it being physically impossible as they are not biologically related, she looks nearly exactly like her grandmother. Through Maxwell, she has an alien-sim hybrid niece, named Maxzajita, and a nephew named Xirkwell from Maxwell's marriage to alien woman Xirkzajita. Danielle has three grandchildren, Miley and Michel (from Jedd), and Chance (from Lisa)