Julian Marquet was the first husband of Catherine Dollanganger. Years before he married Cathy, he pursued her, although Cathy was not interested due to his violent temper. When Cathy finally does marry Julian, it is shown to be a big mistake, as he is violent and controlling as well as a cheater. When he breaks her toes when she left him drugged up on vacation, he is involved in a serious car accident from which he is paralyzed, despite being told about the baby, he commits suicide by cutting his feeding tube with scissors, allowing a air bubble to reach his heart. His son, Julian Janus "Jory" Marquet is born nine months later.