We love the photos of Gavin Rossdale hanging with the family: wife Gwen Stefani and their little studs Kingston, 6, and Zuma, 3. But did you know that Gavin also has a 23-year-old daughter named Daisy Lowe?
In the late 1980s, Gavin had a five-year relationship with Pearl Lowe while she was married to fertility specialist Bronner Handwerger. Daisy is the result of their affair.
When Daisy was 14 years old, Pearl allowed her to take a DNA test to determine whether or not Gavin was her father. The singer was vehemently opposed to the idea and has refused to speak with Pearl since she made the revelation public.
“While Daisy and I are close, things haven’t always been easy,” Pearl told Easy Living magazine. “It was a bit hairy for six months when I told her I suspected her father was the musician Gavin Rossdale. Gavin told me if Daisy, then 14, had a DNA test, he’d never speak to me again and he’s kept his word. I lost him as a friend, but Daisy has a relationship with him, which is great.”
Daisy had a lot of adjusting to do when she learned that Gavin, not Handwerger, was her real dad. “[It was] a very interesting time. That age is when you’re at your most malleable; you’re developing frontal lobes. But I’m very proud of those times, ‘cos at those moments when the s*** hits the fan I could either go out and get really f***** up or I could go home, cry myself to sleep and wake up in the morning and give my mum a big cuddle, and feel better. And face it head on.
“I now have a really good relationship with my father,” Daisy said in 2010. “It’s been blossoming for the past year but it really happened over Christmas. We got to spend time together. He’s got two beautiful kids who I really adore and his wife is gorgeous.”
Did you know that Gavin had a 23-year-old daughter?