|Full name:|| Celine Herondale |
|Age:||20 (at time of death)|
|Cause of Death:||Suicide|
|Residence:||Herondale Manor in Idris|
|Allegiance:|| Valentine Morgenstern |
|Significant Others:||Stephen Herondale|
Celine Herondale (née Montclaire) is Jace Lightwood's biological mother and Stephen Herondale's second wife. Jace is said to look like Celine around the eyes. However, his golden eyes are all his own.
Celine was born into a family that brutalized her. Valentine likely used this as a means to get her into The Circle, playing on her desire to be loved. She was offered as the second wife of Stephen Herondale, whose baby she carried. Stephen wrote a letter to their son he told him that, despite not loving Celine the way he loved his first wife, Amatis, in some way he did love her. He also stated that Celine was not responsible for anything that happened. She just wanted to be loved.
When she was eight months pregnant with her only child, Stephen was killed, though it is likely that Valentine actually killed him. This drove Celine to "kill" herself, by slitting her wrists, though it has been stated that she didn't actually do it. Her son was then cut from her corpse by Valentine to be raised as his own son and child.
When her son, Jace, starts reading his father's letters to Amatis, Stephen's first wife, Jace notes that he rarely, almost never, refers to Celine, causing Jace's antipathy for his father.
Celine had been severely abused as a child. The trauma from this led to her becoming very trusting of Valentine becuse he showed her kindness. Jocelyn once mentioned that it was impossible to hate Celine. She had a quality about her that made those that knew her want to protect her. She seemed to be immensly trusting and loyal to Valentine, allowing him to give her drinks for her baby's health and marrying Stephen on his request.
Not much is known about Celine except that she was very beautiful. She was twenty years old when she died with blond hair. Her son Jace is said to look like her around the eyes, though his gold eyes were not inherited from her.