The mother of the Loud children, the daughter of Albert "Pop Pop", and the niece of Ruth. Her face is also unseen until the second season. She is the only Loud whose name does not begin with "L". Rita is caring towards her children, but is not afraid to punish them if their fighting goes too far. Rita is shown to be more level-headed than Lynn Sr. In "A Novel Idea", Rita works as a dental assistant and is writing a novel that could lead to a different career path. In "Cover Girls" and "L is for Love," it is revealed that she met Lynn Sr. when she was working as a crossing guard and hooked up with him through secret admirer letters. Her name is a pun on the words "read aloud."