Her parents are very strict and extremely religious, and also disapproved of her relationship with Colt during high school.
When Colt returns to Garrison she is dating Kenny Ballard (a manager at Courtyard by Mariott) She accepts Kenny’s marriage proposal in front of Colt & Heather at the Cracker Barrel restaurant. Struggling with her feelings for Colt, she ends the engagement. Now in a rekindled relationship with Colt, she discovers she is pregnant as she is taking a teaching job in Denver. They ultimately marry but Colt’s constant dishonesty drives a wedge between them. She separates & nearly divorces him but changes her mind after he almost froze to death during a blizzard.