Ethan Jonah Winchester was born on the 2nd of May 1983 to John and Mary Winchetser, the younger brother of Dean Winchester and the older fraternal twin of Sam Winchester. He grew up with his brothers and his father, after his mother was killed in a fire when he and Sam were only six months old. John’s hunting “career” kept Ethan and his brother on the road for the majority of his childhood, however it was only Dean who knew about the hunting until the Christmas when he was eight, when Sam insisted that Dean explain, though Ethan likes to claim he always suspected it.
During his teenage years, Ethan tried to rebel against his father a bit by getting into fights and getting into trouble with the police, but when this only seemed to get Dean in trouble he settled down. He attempted to stay, even after Sam left, for a while, but after a year he found himself unable to keep on with the “hunting life” and left to do his own thing, ending up living in a small apartment in Daytona Beach, Florida, getting a job at the local bar. Though he tired to keep in touch with his brothers, Dean seemed more distant, as Ethan assumed he felt bitter about him leaving.
A few months later, Ethan met Faith at the bar, while she was out with her friends. After a while they ended up talking, as her friends began to get drunk as the night progressed. Eventually, he ended up asking her out. They got on, and after quite a few months of their relationship slowly evolving they eventually moved in together, living in a small apartment