Matt wanted to have children, but Charlie refused to be a mother. In 2001, he had a drunken fling with Maxine Peacock, which produced a child, Joshua. After Charlie found out, Matt chose to leave the area with her in a last-ditch effort to save his marriage.
By 2006, Maxine had passed away and Matt, now married to Sylvia, returned seeking custody of Joshua. He eventually decided that he was better left with Ashley Peacock and his wife Claire.
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