Daisy Lowe demanded a DNA test after she found out that she doesn't share her blood group with either of her parents.
Long before Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani announced their separation in 2015 after Rossdale's affair with their nanny came to light, the couple went through another difficult time that almost ruined their relationship.
Eleven years before their divorce in 2004, Gavin came across a revelation that shook his whole world. Who he thought was his goddaughter for years was actually his daughter. But the discovery was not simple. The fact that Daisy Lowe was Gavin's lovechild was not just hidden from him but from Daisy too. The reason was her mother Pearl Lowe.
Pearl in an interview with Easy Living Magazine revealed that Gavin refused to speak to her after the shocking revelation because she let Daisy take the DNA test. The 50-year-old singer said, "While Daisy and I are close, things haven’t always been easy. It was a bit hairy for six months when I told her I suspected her father was the musician Gavin Rossdale," reported The Daily Mail.
She continued, "Gavin told me if Daisy, then 14, had a DNA test, he’d never speak to me again and he’s kept his word." The news surely cost her a dear friend because she added, "I lost him as a friend, but Daisy has a relationship with him, which is great."
Doubt sparked in Daisy's mind about her father when she found out that neither Pearl nor Pearl's husband Bronner Handwerger shared O positive blood group with her. That's when she demanded a DNA test.
The 54-year-old former frontman of the rock band Bush shares two kids with ex-wife Gwen Stefani. The accidental discovery of the goddaughter being his actual daughter shook the roots of their marriage. But fortunately, Gavin and Pearl's relationship dates long before he met the pop icon.
Pearl and Gavin were in a relationship for five years in the late 1980s when she was married to Handwerger, a fertility specialist. After Daisy was born, Pearl thought it was better to keep her daughter and Gavin's relationship a secret, for everyone's sake. The rocker, like a dedicated godfather, attended all of Daisy's school parents’ evenings. This went on until the truth was revealed.
In her 2007 autobiography, All That Glitters, she gave details about Gavin and Daisy's reactions. She penned, "Daisy beamed when I told her the result… Later that day I emailed Gavin. There was no response. When Daisy eventually succeeded in speaking to him, Gavin appeared more concerned with venting his anger about my behavior than engaging with his daughter," reported Hello Magazine.
"[It was] a very interesting time," Daisy, 31, said recalling the moment she found out about her real father. "That age is when you're at your most malleable; you're developing frontal lobes… I now have a really good relationship with my father. It's been blossoming for the past year but it really happened over Christmas. We got to spend time together."
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By 2010, Daisy had made a good name in the industry as a model and she had also managed to reconcile her relationship with her biological father although it took six years to mend. Revealing how she had grown close to her half-brothers Kingston, 14, and Zuma, 12, she said, "I now have a really good relationship with my father. It’s been blossoming for the past year but it really happened over Christmas," reported Amomama. She added, "We got to spend time together. He’s got two beautiful kids who I really adore and his wife is gorgeous."
In 2015 she said that she was "delighted" to have Gavin as her father. She said, "I was so happy the day I found out Gavin [Rossdale] was my dad. I’d always looked up to him. But it was still a shitshow trying to get over it. There’s no handbook," reported The Guardian.
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If the news of having a love child wasn't shocking enough for Stefani, Courtney Love confessed to sleeping with Gavin during his marriage to Stefani on the Howard Stern Show. Stefani ignored everything that had happened in the past until the infidelity blow came again in 2015, which Stefani described it "as the beginning of hell," as per Harper's Bazaar.