CeCe is Lily's mother and Serena's grandmother. When Rufus and Lily were young and in love, CeCe caused their breakup by making Lily choose between her inheritance and Rufus. Lily chose her inheritance. Generally cold and manipulative, CeCe also attempts to create a rift between Serena and Dan in the first season and continues to stir up trouble between Lily and Rufus. Despite this tendency toward evil-bitchdom, CeCe occasionally displays glimmers of compassion.