Goodwin's parents were happily married in Twinbrook, but his father died of electrocution before his mother found out of her pregnancy. The pregnancy went well, his mother and big sister Tamora waited in anticipation for the new arrival, and Jenni gave birth to a bouncing baby boy named Goodwin Jr.
Goodwin Jr's mother started dating Justin Kayes, and as Goodwin Jr never met his father and Tamora cannot remember hers, Jenni and Tamora pretend for Goodwin that Justin is his father. Jenni later gave birth to her and Justin's son Joe. Goodwin Jr's relationship with Tamora is a great one, with the pair laughing and having fun, Tamora giving Goodwin Jr advice, and Tamora seems to be a bigger mother figure to him than Jenni. Tamora takes Goodwin to the festivals at the park and even let him stay up for her party when Jenni and Justin were away.
Goodwin becomes a teen jock, prom king, and begins dating popular girl/his little brothers babysistter Beth Mims. Goodwin and Beth break up when the family move to Moonlight Falls.
After moving, Goodwin begins dating Mindi Vaughan. Within a day after Joe's abduction, Goodwin is taken too. Goodwin and Mindi get married, but on their wedding day Justin dies of old age. Goodwin and Mindi are expecting a child together (Goodwin was not impregnated by his alien encounter). Goodwin and Mindi have Nick, then move to Appaloosa Plains. After a while living in Appaloosa Plains, the family decides they don't like it, so they move to Starlight Shores.