Mariah White is Faith's mother. Mariah was the shy, studious student, who helped tutor Colin in French, while he was the popular football star. When Colin paid her a bit of attention, she dropped everything to be with him. It's many years before she notes that she thought he wanted to be with her but that it was actually the challenge of remaking her into the woman with whom he wanted to be. Mariah has a lack of confidence and tries very hard to be perfect at everything she does.