Reese Atkinson is the first child of John and Jennifer Atkinson. She has three older half sisters (Amanda, Abbey and Julia) and has one younger sister (Maeve).

Reese was four years old when Jo Frost came to help her family. Reese was suffering from extreme separation anxiety, particularly from her father. At one point she had cried so much, she damaged her vocal chords. She also began to emulate the way her half sister Amanda spoke to her mother.

She as 4 years old at the time and is now 10 years old in 2016.