Characters
 
 

Cheresa Lawson

Representation: SZA
 
 
On Series Since: 2018
Full Name: Cheresa Miller
Profession: Model
Martial Status: Dating, Dawn Black
Previous Relationships: None
Family Ties:Father, Greg Lawson Mother, Brooke Lawson; Brother, Brad Lawson; Sister, Abby Lawson; Biological Mother, Trenyce Davenport; Biological Father, Chris Michaels


History:

2018
Cheresa meets Dawn at the Monument Bible summer camp.

2019 Cheresa supported Dawn as she went for an abortion, but then learned that she was too far along to have the procedure. Cheresa then suggested to her friend that she give the baby up for adoption, like she was. Dawn agreed. Cheresa then met with Brad and revealed that they are adoptive siblings. Brad revealed to her that he got Meggan pregnant and she went with him to tell their parents, Brooke and Greg, and their sister Abby. Greg, meanwhile, continued to try to make up to Cheresa for sending her to the bible camp, even though she told her Dad it was all forgiven. Cheresa also supported Andrew during his crisis with Paige and suggested that they join the Gen Next House with Abby & Paige; they got in. Cheresa was devastated when Dawn was shot; she supported her friend when she lost her baby and suggested to her that she come the house as well, but Dawn said no. Cheresa was put off by Shelley asking her what her feelings for Dawn are. Cheresa entered the Gen Next House with Andrew, Abby, Max and Paige. She tried to keep the peace between Andrew and Paige and realized that Abby and Max wanted the other two, respectively. At the Summer Send-Off Dance, the kids got drunk and passed out. Andrew fell into the pool and almost drown, but she saved his life. In the wake, the Gen Next House was over and Andrew reunited with Paige. Cheresa went to Dawn and they shared a kiss. Cheresa then supported her friend when Helen died. Brad, meanwhile, warned his sisters to stay away from Max. While doing so, Cheresa accidentally dropped a tissue in Brad's bag. He had it ran for DNA sample, thinking it was Trenyce's, and he realized that Cheresa and Trenyce's DNA matched!

2020
Cheresa supported Dawn while she was grieving the loss of Barbara and Helen. She also thought Dawn started acting slightly odd, unknowing that Dawn was popping anti-depressants. During a family dinner, Cheresa told Abby, Brad, Brooke and Greg that she was curious about her biological parents. Alone, Brooke and Greg told their daughter that her adoption was closed so they had no information about her parents. Cheresa wondered if she should forget about finding them. Shelley suggested that she reach out to a private investigator to help her search, so Cheresa asked Meggan for help. Cheresa continued to wonder about who her biological parents are. Shelley & Dawn suggested that she hire a PI to look for her parents, so Cheresa went to see Meggan, who agreed to look for her parents. Cheresa and Shelley grew concerned about Dawn, who continued to exhibit signs of exhaustion. Greg, then, stunned Cheresa, Abby & Brad with the news of Brooke's affair with Robbie. Cheresa was devastated. Dawn took her for a walk, but fell asleep on a bench on the pier. Cheresa got caught on the pier; she slipped and hit her head which knocked her unconscious and she fell into the river! Max saw her and saved her life, but she was put on a ventilator at the hospital. While she was in her coma, Chris and Trenyce learned the truth that she was their daughter. Cheresa flatlined while Chris, Trenyce, Brooke and Greg were all fighting with one another but she survived and eventually came out of her coma. Once awake, Chris and Trenyce told her the truth. On Christmas Day, however, Cheresa choose to spend the day with Brooke and Greg.

2021
Cheresa was approached early in the new year by her biological parents as they wanted to have a relationship with her but she told Chris and Trenyce that she still needed more time to wrap her head around everything that had happened and she needed to focus on Brooke and her trial. Cheresa and Dawn also continued to support each other. Right before Dawn was leaving for rehab, she was served with a restraining order to stay away from Cheresa! Cheresa vowed to uncover the truth; she confronted Brooke and Greg and then Chris and Trenyce, all of whom told her that they had nothing to do with it. Greg, however, told Brooke that he got Chris to arrange it. Cheresa learned and confroned her parents. Trenyce was equally as horrified as Cheresa. Chris agreed to drop the restraining order, but the ordeal caused a bigger rift with Cheresa and her parents. Dawn came home and Cheresa was able to reunite with her. Dawn encouraged Cheresa to reach out to her parents. On the night before Brooke's trial, Cheresa and Trenyce shared a close moment. On Dawn's suggestion, Cheresa went to locate her mother only to find her in bed with Brad! Cheresa then testified at Brooke's trial. Brooke was given community service. Following the trial, Chris and Trenyce hoped that Cheresa would come around to them but she pushed them away because of Trenyce's affair with Brad. Brad even thought it was odd when Cheresa acted odd with him. Cheresa admitted she knew of Trenyce and Brad's affair to Dawn; Dawn accidentally told Trenyce, which Chris heard. Cheresa broke up a fight between Brad and Chris. She then dumped Dawn since she felt like she couldn't trust her anymore. Cheresa, meanwhile, supported Abby when she told her she was pregnant. Cheresa suggested to her sister that she give the baby up for adoption. Cheresa continued to be cold to Dawn after learning that she told Trenyce that she knew about her affair with Brad. Cheresa, actually, grew closer to Chris and Trenyce after Chris was in an accident with Adam. Cheresa was put off to learn that Chris was drunk driving, which was the cause of the accident but she was able to forgive her parents and they grew closer. Cheresa went to Chris’ trial, where he was sentenced to 18 months in jail. Cheresa, meanwhile, slept with Shelley in a one night stand. They both agreed that it was a mistake and they agreed not to tell Dawn as she would be crushed. Post Chris’ trial, Cheresa and Dawn grew closer and they agreed to get back together but Cheresa had to admit that she had an affair as she didn’t want to have any secrets. Dawn was crushed that she Cheresa slept with Shelley and lashed out at both of them, who told Dawn that it was just a mistake. Cheresa visited Chris and he told her to keep fighting for Dawn if that’s what she wanted. Soon after, Cheresa visited Chris again with Trenyce and they grew closer as a family. Then, Cheresa went to Shelley’s as she figured out a way they could make it up to Dawn but Cheresa found Shelley’s body that had been stabbed multiple times and covered with rose peddles. Cheresa was horrified and Simona announced there was a serial killer on the loose. Cheresa and Dawn leaned on their families as they grieved their friend and threw Shelley a memorial service.

2022

Cheresa and Dawn continued to grieve Shelley. She was then thrown for more of a loop when Brad died on New Year's Eve as a result of saving Trenyce from the killer. She mourned her brother with her family. Cheresa and Trenyce visited Chris in jail and he begged them to be safe, which they agreed. Shortly after, Chris was released from jail on good behavior, and she reunited with her father. Chris stunned Cheresa by revealing Trenyce's pregnancy to her. Cheresa was stunned when Greg announced he killed Brooke in self-defense after she was revealed to be the killer! Cheresa and Abby supported Greg through his trial, where they learned that Brooke owed millions in unpaid taxes. Cheresa, meanwhile, got a modelling job offer from both Robertson Enterprises and Roboto.
 

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