Jenny came to live with Rita in 1986, just after her mother Pat died in a road accident. Alan had left Pat and Jenny six years earlier but he was traced and re-entered her life.
Jenny lived most of her teenage years in the Street under Alan and Rita's watchful eyes, giving them no end of trouble with her wayward behaviour. When Alan completed a prison sentence for swindling and assaulting Rita, Jenny supported him and blamed Rita for his death in Blackpool. In 1989, she started studying Biology at Weatherfield Polytechnic but in 1991 she dropped out of her course and left Weatherfield with a married man, Robert Weston. She last visited the Street in 1993.