For the first time, music legend [lastfm]Rod Stewart[/lastfm] is opening up about his first daughter, who he and his then-girlfriend put up for adoption at birth – and it’s leading to a new chapter in both of their lives!
Stewart, whose wife Penny is pregnant with his eighth child, reached out to Sarah Streeter, his first child, after Streeter’s adoptive parents both passed away.
“Since her mom and dad have died, we’ve tried to come together and be close together, and it’s working out pretty well,” Stewart said. “I never felt like I was her dad, because I didn’t take her to school, change her nappies, there was no paternal thing there, but I’m trying.”
Streeter, now 46, does not carry a grudge against the music icon, either.
“There’s no anger there,” Streeter said. “I never was angry about what happened really, just sad. But now I’m older; I see things differently and realize that it has been as difficult for him over the years as it has been for me. Now we’re at the start of a new chapter, and that’s wonderful.”
Streeter was born when Stewart was 19 years old, broke, and without means to take care of her. It would be another fifteen years until Stewart would become a father for a second time, and this time with his first wife. The Stewarts are expecting in early 2011.