Roger and Roberta (The Bearded Lady) had a torrid love affair that lasted several months. Unfortunately, Roger could never forget his first love, Roxanne and so his heart never truly belonged to Roberta for he was only ever attracted to her rather long and luxurious plaits.

Eventually, their passion waned and when Roberta developed a severe allergic reaction to a cheap brand of shampoo and her hair began to fall out, Roger no longer had a reason to stay. Roberta kept her pregnancy a secret from Roger (as a beard can cover a lot) and after their separation she returned to Romania to raise their love child, Roderick.