Cameron was at a party and was heavily intoxicated at a party where he met a girl and soon they went somewhere private and clothes went off and roughly eight weeks later however, a small cry could be heard outside of Cameron's home. His three year wife, and roommate, Alexia opened the door and to his surprise, a baby crying in a little carriage. Alexia knowing it wasn't her's assumed the worst and called Cameron out. Cameron shocked he forgot to use protection after his sixth time, was immediately kicked out of the house and he had to move in with a friend who was not the best of role models, despite both of them being Candor.
Not having a grown up figure in his life, it seemed as though his life would end up just like theirs. However, when Cameron's friend came out as a pedophile he began to do stuff to Nate when Cameron was off drinking, but one night the bar he usually went to closed and Cameron came home to find the friend and Nate. He quickly saved his son when he found out, but this was five months after his roommate started on Nate, and took him to live with Alexia as he had no one else to turn to. She hesitantly accepted Nate but under one condition, Cameron wasn't allowed to see him.
Nate grew up in a fairly normal manor. He always did good in school, which made people think he was suited for Erudite. At the age of nine however, he was walking home from school and saw a group of Dauntless playing a mini game of basketball, fascinated with the game he went up and asked to join them and soon he began to love the sport and grew fit and strong and soon he turned sixteen.