Rod Stewart is trying his best to make up for lost time after reconciling with the daughter he put up for adoption in the 1960s.
The star was just 17 years old when his art student girlfriend Susannah Boffey gave birth to their daughter Sarah just before the teenage romance came to an end.
Boffey struggled to raise the baby on her own and eventually decided to put her up for adoption. Stewart and his daughter, now Sarah Streeter, fought to forge a relationship in the 1980s after she discovered the rocker was her real dad, but contact soon “fizzled” out.
They were reunited following the death of Streeter’s adopted mum three years ago, and Stewart admits he is doing his best to become a father figure for his eldest child. He says,
“She was put up for adoption when I was 17 or 18, I think. I was absolutely stone broke.
“Since her (adopted) mum and dad have died, we’ve tried to come together and be close together, and it’s working out pretty well. 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.”
Meanwhile, Stewart is about to become a dad again – at 65; the rocker’s wife Penny Lancaster is pregnant with his eighth child.
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