Throughout 2019, Robert attempted to keep his affair with Vicky secret from his fiancée Michelle Connor. However, this proved difficult when Vicky fell pregnant with his child - after the truth was revealed, Michelle and Vicky plotted revenge on Robert and had him arrested for Vicky's apparent murder. The pair eventually came to their senses after Vicky's disappearance and she checked into the Heffernan Lodge Hotel where she went into labour and rang Michelle. Vicky gave birth to Sonny at the hotel before being taken into Weatherfield General, but she still refused to let Robert see his son. When Robert was shot and killed by gunman Derek Milligan, Vicky was devastated and left for Ireland with Tyler and Sonny.