When he was only two years old, he found himself in the middle of a battle between pirates and Marina. I leave death and destruction around her, many people, including his parents, were killed, at the end of the clashes began to wander, and meet Nami, who was still an baby girl, she remained orphaned, continuing in searches meet Bell-mère. Using what little strength she had, Bell-mère pulled herself over to the the two little girls and to the relief of both Nojiko and Bell-mère, the baby girl (Nami) laughed seeming unaware of the bloodshed that happened.
Soon afterwards, Bell-mère set sail for her home town with the two little girls and arrived back home during a storm. She handed over the two little girls to the village doctor even though she was hurt. Much to the villagers' surprise, Bell-mère announced after all three were better that she was adopting the two little girls, Nojiko and the baby girl (who had been dubbed "Nami" by then), something Nojiko was apparently happy about.
Their life together was a struggle as Bell-mère was poor. Being the elder of the two adoptive sisters, Nojiko had everything bought for her first and Nami would end up with her hand-me-downs. After scolding Nami for denouncing them as a family causing Nami to run off, Nojiko was sent after her.
That same day, when he was ten years old, Arlong invaded the island and found her home, Bell-mère tried to fend the fishman off but was quickly subdued. When asked for the fee needed to stay alive, it turned out all the money Bell-mère had would either save herself or her two adoptive daughters. Things would've been okay, as Arlong was unaware of the two little girls' existence, but Bell-mère gave it to her two little girls as she would rather have died than not call herself a mother. To that end, Arlong shot her right in front of the eyes of her two adoptive daughters, but not before Bell-mère apologized to Nami for not being richer, and not being able to buy the little girls whatever they wanted. With that, she said her final words to the little girls: "I love you."
Bellmer (Adoptive Mother deceased)
Nami (Adoptive Younger Sister)
Portuguese D. Ace (Husband deceased)
Portuguese D. Ann (Daughter)
Monkey D. Rufy (adoptive Brother-in-Law)
Monkey D. Ruby (adoptive Nice)
Sabo (adoptive brother-in-law)
Koala (adoptive sister-in-law)
Sabrina (adoptive nice)
Gold D. Roger (Father-in-Law deceased)
Portuguese D. Rouge (Mother-in-Law deceased)
Curly Dadan (adoptive mother-in-law)