Robert quit touring with the band (with the exception of the occasional show) as there was no one to look after Robert and Sharon's three children. Robert will focus on production and songwriting and will play guitar in the studio, while Stefan Helleblad will play guitar live.
Sharon den Adel gave birth to her and Robert Westerholt's daughter, Eva Luna, on December 9th, 2005. In addition, on June 1st, 2009, Sharon gave birth to her and Robert's second child, Robin Aiden.
Martijn Westerholt left the band due to a chronic illness.