Rob was born in Suffolk, England with his identical twin, Christian in 1977, but he didn't live there for long. After his great-grandfather died when he was eighteen months old, Rob, Christian and their parents moved out to Lebeaux, where his great-grandfather's estate had been left for them. That's when things became difficult for them. While the estate had seemed like a good idea at first, it also came with expensive bills for necessary renovations and a swathe of unpaid loans and debt that had been indentured to the house. By the time he was five, his family had declared bankruptcy and tried their best to sell the house so that they could make at least some money back.
They moved into a much smaller house outside of town and thanks to a lucky lottery ticket and just barely scoring a profit on the old mansion, they'd managed to set themselves up on a small farm, with the twins occasionally missing days of school to help out in the farm. It was after working on the farm that the boys found out the kind of asshole their dad was. He drank a lot, gambled even more, and he regularly abused the illegal immigrants he'd hired to work on his farm, smacking his kids if they stared at him too long and telling them to mind their own bloody business.
Unfortunately, Rob's expectation that his mother would be sympathetic was proven wrong, and she'd yelled at him too for trying to disrespect her father. Rob quickly learned to fear his parents, and fantasized about leaving home as soon as he could. When they were fifteen, and Christian started showing interest in the same sex, Rob was the first to notice, and although he promised he wouldn't tell his parents, he hadn't counted on Christian going to his mother for acceptance, only for them to call him a 'fag' and regularly punish him for sinning.
Rob and Christian moved out as soon as they'd turned eighteen, first ending up in an apartment together before Rob decided to use some inheritance money from his grandfather's passing to go to college and his brother decided to use the inheritance money to travel and live abroad. He started studying medicine, before deciding to switch to just pediatrics so he could specialize in a specific area.
Rob met Alexia shortly after her daughter was born, thanks to a family friend of his. At some point, his brother had met Alexia and told her Rob was still at university training to become a pediatrician and someone introduced them. For a while, the two remained friends, seeing as Alexia was still a minor and he had university to focus on, but after Alexia turned eighteen their relationship turned romantic, although Rob had loved her as a friend for a while. After she fell pregnant with their child, Rob decided that he wanted a more stable family life for their child and proposed to Alexia, with the two of them getting married in late 2000.
Their daughter, Faith, was born in early 2001, and although things weren't always steady for them, he did enjoy having a happy family. He managed to graduate in 2003, getting a full-time job at Miduna Beach General Hospital, even though he'd been working there part-time since Alexia fell pregnant. Since 2003 he's gone on to become head pediatrician at the hospital, while still putting his family over his work. He also sees his brother from time to time, when he occasionally comes to visit, though he obviously sees Alexia's family a lot more than his own.