Courtney's father Lenny was previously married to Jenni's mother Renee William-Brown, who married Dudley Racket. Lenny and Gala Ball got married, but when it was found out that Gala had a romantic interest in DeAndre Wolf and tried to date Goodwin Goode, they divorced and not wanting to raise her son in a broken home, she gave Courtney to Lenny once he was born to raise as a single parent without Gala's involvement. The secret of Courtney's mother wasn't revealed until Jenni inadvertently revealed it on her blog. Courtney's nephew Goodwin Jr was born shortly after he became a child. After Lenny became too old, Courtney was sent to live with his mother Gala and her friend Buddy.
- While Courtney is born after Christel, for some reason Courtney is older. It's the same with Tamora being older than both of them, yet Courtney (not Christel though) is older than her too.