Bradley was conceived when his parents were just 18 years old. The three of them lived happily as a family for nearly six years. However, John, his father, could not cope with being a young husband and father and eventually began an affair with an 18 year old girl, Charlotte Hart. When Charlotte became pregnant, John left his wife and son to marry his mistress. Bradley never fully recovered from his father's abandonment.

Upon moving to Rosewood, he becomes close friends with his cousin, Maggie Hart, and later becomes godfather to her son, Harry.