Emma James (née Valentine) is a resident of Tree Hill, North Carolina. She was born in Charleston, West Virginia. 

Emma Violet Valentine is the only child of Albert Jones and Rebecca Valentine. At a young age, she was bullied 


Early life

Emma was born on May 31, 1990 in Charleston, West Virginia to Rebecca Valentine and Albert Jones. Growing up, she was an only child, and did not have many friends in school, except for the cheerleading squad and football team, and was mostly bullied. After her father's job transferred, Emma was enrolled into a school called The Citadel somewhere in Tree Hill, North Carolina. Once Emma adjusted to her life in Tree Hill, she'd met Jacob James, whom she started dating at the age of twelve. She'd eventually became known as "church girl" due to her religious beliefs and also as the future Mrs. James. 

Character arc

Season 1

Emma, now a sophmore in high school, begins her year by joining the Tree Hill Cheerleaders, via Brooke and Peyton's request

Season 2

Following Nathan and Haley's wedding, Emma allowed Jacob to stay with them, until then

Season 3 

During the beach party 

Season 4

Missing Years

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9


Emma's known to be one of the prettiest and smartest girls during high school. 



Emma has a strong relationship with her parents, especially her mother. When she was 13, her father cheated on Rebecca and the two divorced, leaving just her and Rebecca. 


When she was twelve, Emma fell in love with Jacob James, who she would later marry during high school graduation. 

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