Nicole met Alphonso Mackenzie and began a relationship with him and both planned a life together. She eventually got pregnant, which made them both very happy. Unfortunately, it soon turned out that their daughter, that they had named Hope, was severely ill. Hope only lived four days before passing away and Nicole was devastated by the loss of her daughter. Some time after Hope's death, Nicole and Mackenzie ended their relationship.
"Tomorrow's Hope's birthday. And Nicole has a hard time with it."
Eleven years after Hope Mackenzie's death, Nicole saw the date of her lost daughter's birthday approaching. Since the memories were still too much painful to be handled alone, Nicole texted her ex-boyfriend Alphonso Mackenzie to join her for this very special day. Mackenzie agreed to come and the two spent some time together. When he returned to the Playground, Mackenzie told Elena Rodriguez about Nicole and Hope.