Judy has sandy skin, big round black eyes, and thick eyebrows having a similar appearance as Reggie and Dustin. She has short, curly orange hair, however, in photos (Reggie's Dad Forever) she is shown with hair down past her waist. She is tall compared to Kathy.
Judy is kind and sweet but can be a bit demanding when she tries to encourage Reggie to be more mature instead of letting her do so at her own pace. Nevertheless, Judy loves her children very much.
Dustin is Judy's son. They don't interact too much and Judy often becomes frustrated with Dustin's bitter attitude towards everything.
Reggie is Judy's daughter. Judy has a hard time relating to her daughter since Judy doesn't understand why her daughter won't embrace adolescence like she herself did when she was Reggie's age and discourages her daughter's childish tendencies. Nevertheless, Judy loves Reggie very much and sometimes Judy can be supportive of her daughter's quirky habits. Judy also likes that Reggie is creative and outspoken.
Daryl is Judy's ex-husband. She and Daryl appeared to be happy during the first years of their marriage but their relationship became strained due to Daryl's inability to handle fatherhood and adulthood. Daryl was often too lenient on his children (or at least with Reggie), which angered Judy. The two eventually divorced and Daryl walked out of hers and their children's lives when Reggie was around four years old and they never heard from him again. After Daryl left Judy kept a box with some of his stuff hidden in her closet, which was found by Reggie years later. Judy has since then moved on but seems to hold a minor grudge against him since she told Reggie that Daryl wasn't a jerk "at least most of the time" but despite this Judy refuses to insult him and discourages Reggie from doing so as well. She assured their daughter that her father loved her despite being unfit to be a parent.
Judy considers Kathy as her best friend.
Judy developed a strong friendship with Esther because they both love the same TV show and the fact that Esther acts more mature than Reggie.
- Judy Abbott is the name of the protagonist of the 1912 novel "Daddy-Long-Legs" and the 1990 anime Watashi No Ashinaga Ojisan