Rhea is implied to have been raised in Twinbrook due to her parent's family bio saying that the family knew the Racket family. Rhea left home due to a dispute with her parents, possibly because of her relationship with Jacques.
Motherhood, Marriage, and Tanya's Death Edit
Rhea Rush came to Windenburg as the lover of elderly and rich Jacques Villareal, who was divorced from a woman named Tiffanie, and had three children (Luna, Hugo, and Max). Rhea didn't date Jacques for money, but dated him because she actually loved him despite the very large age gap. Jacques died due to overexhertion, which devastated Rhea, and he left the mansion to Rhea, who sent Jacques's children to live with their mother Tiffanie, causing Luna, Hugo, and Max to despise her. Rhea discovered she was pregnant with Jacques's baby, which was a problem because Rhea hates children. Rhea didn't want to tell anyone she was pregnant, so she spent the entire pregnancy in her mansion, redecorating it to her taste. Rhea gave birth in hospital to a baby girl, she named her Tanya Villareal. Rhea briefly abandoned Tanya with the Pancakes family, but felt bad and reclaimed her daughter. Rhea began to get used to being a mother, and slowly started to love Tanya, getting a job at the hospital to support her. Rhea met Mortimer Goth, who she fell in love with. Mortimer fell in love with Rhea and left his wife Bella and children Cassandra and Alexander for her. Rhea and Mortimer married, and Tanya bonded with Cassandra and Alexander after her own half-siblings rejected her. Rhea became pregnant, and didn't worry as much about it this time. When Rhea was in her second trimester, young Tanya drowned, which shook Rhea's confidence in motherhood. Rhea later gave birth to a second daughter, naming her Enya. Sometime after having Enya, Rhea had a son named Trace (who she named after her friend Trace Ireland, an elderly co-worker who died during Enya's birth). Rhea now feels complete after having a boy and a girl, and while she will miss Tanya (and has a basement shrine for her memory), she doesn't feel as much pain anymore.
Divorce and Tanya's Resurrection Edit
After Trace's birth, Rhea discovered that Mortimer is still in love with his ex-wife Bella, so Rhea and Mortimer divorced. Mortimer moved back in with Bella and his children so he can work on his relationships with them, and Rhea remained with Enya and Trace, allowing them to remain in contact with Mortimer. Rhea began an affair with married man Eric Lewis soon after the divorce. Rhea's life changed forever when Enya ran in excitedly and told Rhea that a little girl who says that she is called Tanya has appeared outside. Rhea runs outside and it transpires that Tanya's ghost had gone out to the wishing well and wished for life, and had been resurrected. Tanya ages up into a teenager and properly reunites with Rhea, who gets rid of the shrine, now happy that her daughter is alive again. In order to properly care for her three children, Rhea breaks things off with Eric. While Rhea was living her happy life of raising her children and had been promoted fast in her career, she discovered her parents were living in Newcrest. Rhea refused to visit her parents because she didn't want them to know she had a daughter with Jacques. Eventually Rhea was convinced by the newly aged-up Tanya to give her parents a second chance, so Rhea moved away to Newcrest with Enya and Trace in order to be closer to Marlena and Travis.
Becoming a Grandmother and DeathEdit
Rhea became very proud when Tanya marries her boyfriend Aden Washington. While still an adult, Rhea became a grandmother when Tanya has a baby boy named Drayke, and became a grandmother again (still an adult) when Enya gave birth to a girl named Gabbie. Rhea's parents eventually died just before Rhea becomes an elder. Rhea became a grandmother for the third time when Trace married his girlfriend and they had a son named Cruz. Rhea eventually retired, and later died peacefully of old age just before the birth of her fourth grandchild Liza, and fifth grandchild Floyd.
Rhea's style changed as she aged. When she was a young adult, she wore fancy shirts and skirts as well as a blue hat that she bought at a retail store, as she matured she began to wear dresses that covered her up more, and she settled into casual clothes as an elder. As a ghost, Rhea originally appeared the same as an elder, but to look more ghostly, she now wears a different hair style, a long white dress and gloves, fairy face paint, and long dangly earrings.
- Rhea was named after the actress Rhea Pearlman.