Roger Daltrey discovers three kids he didn't know he had

music news 17/10/2018

Roger Daltrey has revealed that he had only discovered that he had three children without knowing about their existence until he was 50.

The Who's frontman who is now 74 years old, had fathered the three kids in between his first and second marriage from 1968-1971.

He had no idea about them until they contacted him on his 50th birthday.

Daltrey told Mirror that all three kids were adopted after birth. "It was great - it's all worked out. They stay in touch and they're close," he adds. "I've tried to do my best about a situation that couldn't be changed because it happened a long time ago."

His current wife, Heather was immortalised as "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix, is also praised as the most understanding wife of a rock star. Daltrey described her as "amazing" for she has often turned a blind eye during his unfaithful years when he toured with The Who.

"To find a woman who understood what this business was like, who I was and who we were, and to accept that and still want to be with me when I came home was a gift from the universe.” Daltrey continues, "Whether that’s an open marriage or just a matter of being honest with her because I was never going to be the perfect husband in that sense. ... So when I come back off tours, we don’t talk about it. She accepted that.

And you can criticise it, you can say whatever. But all I can say is, whatever we did it worked because we’ve been together for 50 years and I’m starting to like it.”

"So yes, I made mistakes. Yes, I was an arsehole. But I learned from it. And I became the person I am today, which is a totally different character than it was all those years ago.”