Rod Stewart Bonds with Daughter He Gave Up For Adoption

Singer has seven kids, counting long lost 46-year-old.

By Greg Wilson
|  Friday, Oct 22, 2010  |  Updated 4:04 PM EDT
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Seven-time father Rod Stewart was virile long before he was rich, and the rocker-turned-crooner is now rekindling his relationship with the daughter he gave up for adoption when he was a teenager.

Mod Rod told Joy Behar he was "absolutely stone broke" when Sarah Streeter was born and had no other option. "She was put up for adoption when I was 17 or 18, I think," the rocker said Thursday.

Stewart has had sporadic contact over the years with his daughter, now 46, but the two have gotten closer following the deaths of her adoptive parents.

"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."

Stewart's wife Penny is pregnant with the couple's second child, and the "Maggie May" singer has seven other children, including Streeter.

Streeter told the Daily Mail she is slowly getting to know her father through phone calls and family get-togethers.

"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."

Selected Reading: Popeater, Daily Mail, Joy Behar Show.

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