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For her episode of Listen Out Loud, see Rita Loud (Listen Out Loud).

I'm not a perfect parent, I try to do my best, and some days are great, but some days are more than I can handle.

—"Write and Wrong"

Rita Loud is the mother of the Loud children and wife of Lynn Loud Sr.. Rita is a supporting character in The Loud House and its live-action spin-off and is a minor character in The Casagrandes.

Early Life

She attended and graduated from Royal Woods High School. As a young adult, she was lovestruck by a young Lynn Sr. while working as a crossing guard at Royal Woods Elementary School but was too shy to get his attention. One day, Rita saw Lynn Sr. again at the same crossing and slipped a love note into his pocket as he passed by asking him out on a date at Banger's & Mosh.

One autumn day, Lynn Sr. proposed to Rita and they got married. Rita was given a vase from her aunt Ruth as a wedding gift however, she disliked it.

Rita got pregnant with their first daughter, Lori. While pregnant with Lori, Rita and Lynn Sr. had signed their first child up for daycare in hopes of getting Lori registered but ended up on the waiting list for 17 years.

During Lori's infancy, Rita and Lynn Sr. almost ended up not having anymore kids due to Lori's toy, Fenton, driving them crazy. They eventually hid Fenton in the attic around the time their second daughter, Leni, was born.

As time went on, she would give birth to three more daughters. Two years after the birth of their fifth daughter, Rita gave birth to their first and only son, Lincoln. In the following years, she would give birth to up five more girls: Lucy, twins Lana and Lola, Lisa, and finally Lily, now having 11 kids in total.

At some point Rita and Lynn Sr. had to separate in their marriage, due to the latter catching mono from a contaminated microphone. She once got very furious with Lynn Sr. when he forgot their anniversary.

Personality

Rita is caring towards her children, but is not afraid to punish them if they go too far. She and her husband act playfully romantic towards each other, though she is apparently more level-headed than him. An example of this is when she's concerned about Lincoln playing video games too much and tells him to do some sport outside in "The Loudest Yard".

Rita is an aspiring novelist, but initially seemed to lack a creative side. Prior to "A Novel Idea", her novel was about a bored dental assistant talking to her fish, based on her own experiences, before being inspired by Lincoln to write about a thrill seeker with white hair, based on his own adventures.

The films have demonstrated that Rita can make big decisions from realizing just one detail. In The Loud House Movie, she agreed to move to Scotland only from Lincoln mentioning how their house in Royal Woods has only one bathroom, and in A Loud House Christmas, she agreed to chase down the Sharkodile only because it had picked up the Christmas decorations she put on the front of the house.

Nick Description

When you’re a mom to eleven kids, you tend to wear many different hats. Rita is organized and keeps the family running like a well-oiled machine. She’s always ready to jump into action during a crisis. When she’s not wrangling everyone together, she writes a column for the Royal Woods Gazette.

—Nickelodeon, 2021


Appearance

Rita wears a salmon buttoned shirt with a white collar and cuffs, dark mauve pants and black flats. She has medium length blonde hair and white earrings. She also wears light blue eyeshadow and red lipstick. She has bags under her eyes, just like Lincoln.

In her teenage years, she wore a multicolored hoodie, a yellow plaid skirt similar to Luan's, blue sneakers, white large earrings and her blonde hair was tied back into a large ponytail held by a blue scrunchie. She also had freckles.

Around the time Rita was pregnant with Lincoln, her hair was much longer. She wore a salmon shirt, mauve brown pants and black flats.

Trivia

  • Rita's entire face was never shown during the first season. It was revealed along with her husband's in the Season 2 premiere.
    • Before "11 Louds a Leapin'," most of Rita's face was already revealed by "Cereal Offender."
  • Rita is the only member of the immediate Loud family whose first name is not alliterative.
  • Her name is a pun on the words "read aloud."
    • This references her goal to become a novelist.
    • An episode is also named after that.
  • Out of all of the kids, she is closest with Lincoln.
  • Before Rita met her husband, she used to be a crossing guard.[2][3]
  • Rita made a voice speaking cameo on March 23, 2017, in the Saturday Morning Hang Zone with Lincoln Loud.
  • She is strong enough to carry her husband.[4]
    • She also appears to be stronger than Lynn Sr. himself, as she was able to turn the wrench when taking out the tire from Vanzilla, while he could not in "Lana Loud".
  • She is a member of a book club.[5]
  • The colors and styles of clothing that the Loud and McBride parents wear correspond with each other. Rita and Howard both wear red button-up shirts, with collars, and rolled-up sleeves.
  • She had freckles when she was younger.[3]
  • Her favorite color is violet.[6]
  • Rita is the third named character who had a birthday onscreen, after Chandler and Maggie.
  • She knows how to fly a plane, because Albert told her stories of when he was in the navy, and got the necessary knowledge on how flying a plane works.[7]
  • Rita and Lynn Sr. had to separate at least one point in their marriage because Lynn Sr. had infectious mononucleosis, which he caught from a contaminated microphone.[8]
  • It is shown that Rita can make some dental jokes in "Rita Loud".
  • Rita does not like Thessalonikian sheep dip, as she finds it too "gamey."[9]
  • She is "not a fan" of snakes, so it is unknown how she relates to El Diablo.[10]
  • She had a girdle at some point, which was then fashioned into one of Lori's many identical blue tank tops.[11]
  • When Lynn Sr. cannot speak properly due to his fear, she understands him.[12]
  • She bought a tankini on her and Lynn Sr.'s honeymoon, but has since gained weight and no longer fits it.[13]
  • She is the only person whose lap Charles will sit upon.[14]
  • Rita herself believes that she and her relatives from her side of the family were all born in Royal Woods.[15]
  • It's currently unknown if she has any siblings.
    • It's also unknown if her mother is still alive since neither she nor Albert mentions her whereabouts.
    • As of July 2022, it's never been revealed if any of Rita's relatives on her side of the family besides Albert and Ruth are still alive or if they're living in Royal Woods.
  • Lynn Sr. proposed to her in the fall.[15]
  • She was best friends with Chef Pat, Mrs. Gurdle and Flip back in high school. [16]
  • She has been married to Lynn Sr. for 21 years.[15]
  • Before Lily was born, she registered her kids for daycare but had been on the waiting list ever since she was pregnant with Lori. [17]
  • Although she went to Royal Woods High School,[18] it's currently unknown if she attended Royal Woods Elementary School or Royal Woods Middle School during her childhood.
  • She can play the the tambourine and the piano skillfully as seen in "House Music" and "Tripped!".
  • She graduated Royal Woods High School in the 1990s, so it's likely she was born in the late 1970s.
  • She and Lynn Sr. were given a vase on their wedding day, which their children have broken several times.[19]
  • She, Lana, Lola, Lincoln, Lynn Sr., Myrtle, Mr. Bolhofner and Hector are so far the only characters to have a birthday celebrated in an episode.

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v - e - d The Loud House characters
v - e - d The Casagrandes characters
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