Nick wrote Ryan a letter, in which he told him he was sorry for stalking him and hoped he understood why he had to see him.Ryan tore it up before reading it and Michelle picked up the pieces.He was later informed of the news by his adoptive mother Michelle. They kissed during one of his gigs and started going out. Her father found out the pair had slept together and sent Sian to Southport to live with her mother Janet. Shortly after Sian returned, she broke up with Ryan, thinking that he had feelings for another girl.Later, Sian's father Vinnie began threatening Ryan, as he was suspicious that he had been sleeping with Sian after finding condoms in her bag. Sophie Webster later found him and tried to give him some advice, however he misread her intentions and made a move on her.
He was caught by the police, though later released.
In an episode several months later, Paul died in a car accident after kidnapping Leanne Battersby.
Throughout December 2007, Ryan was stalked by a mysterious stranger who knew him by name.
Inside was a picture of Ryan just after he was born with Nick and Wendy. On 16th October 2008, Ryan attended Tony Gordon's stag party where Tony had plotted to murder Ryan's adoptive uncle Liam after he had discovered his affair with Carla Connor.
Ryan moved in with his uncle and aunt, Liam and Maria Connor in February 2008, feeling excluded because Alex was living with Michelle. However, when the group were planning to visit a strip club, Tony sent him home as he was too young and only minutes after Ryan had left, Liam was killed in a hit and run.