Young street-thief Remy LeBeau met Bella Donna Boudreaux when they were only children, and the pair soon became friends.
Unbeknownst to them both, they came from rival Guilds (those of Thieves and Assassins/The Rippers, respectively). As they grew up and the rivalry between the Guilds increased, their fathers arranged for a marriage between the two in the hopes that it would unite the Guilds. Immediately after the wedding, Bella Donna's brother, Julien, lashed out in jealousy and challenged Remy in a fight to the death. Remy won, killing Julien, and as punishment, he was exiled from New Orleans. Choosing to make his own choices in life from that point on, he abandoned Bella Boudreaux.