- Jenny: "Tina, I didn't know that Bette was your first girlfriend."
- Tina: "Yeah. First, last and forever."
- ―Tina recalls how she and Bette first met, "Looking Back"
The relationship between Bette Porter and Tina Kennard began when they met and started dating seven years before "Pilot". At the start of The L Word, they are in a committed relationship and are trying to start a family.
Over the course of the series, they break up and get back together several times, while also co-parenting their daughter Angelica Porter-Kennard. They eventually get married after The L Word, but are divorced by the start of Generation Q.