Emmerdale star Ryan Hawley has welcomed a baby with his wife Daisy Prestes de Oliviera.
Ryan, 35, played the role of Robert Sugden on Emmerdale for five years before leaving in 2019.
His former co-star Isobel Steele, who was his on-screen sister-in-law Liv Flaherty, revealed the news of his baby’s arrival, as she spoke about the possibility of his return to the ITV soap.
Me and Danny [Miller] spoke about this the other day, actually,” she told Digital Spy.
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“We do miss Ryan a lot. We were really close when we filmed together.
“When you’re filming every day, you become really good friends.
“We do miss that dynamic and I know that the fans do as well.
“Hopefully they convince him to come back! He’s just had a baby, so I don’t know how soon he’d be coming back, so fingers crossed.”
On Emmerdale, Robert was married to Aaron Dingle, played by Danny Miller, with viewers loving their relationship and affectionately calling them RobRon.
On the soap, Robert is currently in prison over the death of rapist Lee Posner.
Ryan and his wife lead private personal lives, so it is unclear whether the couple have other children.
As Ryan announced his departure from the soap, he said: “I will miss the show massively, it has been a huge part of my life for the last few years.
“I love working here, I love the people that I work with and it’s going to be very emotional leaving.”
As RobRon’s final scenes aired back in 2019, Danny Miller took to social media to play tribute to his “brother”, and their “iconic soap partnership”.
He wrote: “What a pleasure the last 5 years has been. An incredible actor & a beautiful man.
“To share the laughs, the screen & an iconic soap partnership with you has been nothing other than an honour brother!
“Aaron lost his husband. I lose a good friend. Farewell for now, my man #Robron #loveislove @emmerdale #emmerdale.”