Years ago, Cornelia met and fell in love with Gildarts Clive, a Fairy Tail Mage. Their relationship blossomed and the two eventually married each other. However, Gildarts was so busy with his work that Cornelia left him 18 years ago and was unaware that she was having his child. Several months later, she gave birth to a baby girl and named her, Cana. However, Cornelia died from an unknown illness when Cana was six years old, leaving her to find her father.