Gavin Rossdale shares rare snap with his children Daisy Lowe, 33, Kingston, 16, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, eight: ‘Better versions of me’
Gavin Rossdale is embracing time with his family.
The rocker, 56, shared a rare snap of himself with his four children, daughter Daisy Lowe, 33, and sons Kingston, 16, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, eight.
‘Welcome to my world .the best few weeks at home with my better versions of me .oh the joy they bring .and yes there’s chewy bottom left.and our super hero apollo. My love is indeed ocean sized,’ Gavin captioned the shot.
‘With my better versions of me’: Gavin Rossdale enjoyed quality family time with his daughter Daisy Lowe and sons Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo
The photo captured the blended family posing outside and seemingly preparing for dinner.
Daisy wore a fiery red dress as she posed beside her father with a huge smile on her face.
She held her younger half brother Apollo while Kingston posed wearing his sunnies and his arm resting on his father’s shoulders.
Zuma stood near the back as he flashed a huge grin.
Family matters: Gavin shares Daisy with London fashion designer Pearl Lowe and his sons with his ex-wife Gwen Stefani; pictured 2019
Gavin shares Daisy with London fashion designer Pearl Lowe and his sons with his ex-wife Gwen Stefani.
Daisy was the result of a one-night stand and the fact Gavin is her father did not emerge until a paternity test uncovered the truth in 2004.
In her memoir All That Glitters, Pearl wrote that Gavin, who had been Daisy’s godfather, had a cold response to the request for a paternity test.
Pearl, who once had a drug habit, wrote that ‘I received a letter from him implying that I was trying to ruin his life and pointedly accusing me of messing up my own.’
All together: The family gathered together for Daisy’s 33rd birthday earlier this year
She added that after the paternity test ‘Daisy persevered with Gavin, determined to forge some kind of relationship, and things did get better. From time to time, he would ask her round to his house.’
A few years later in 2010 Daisy later told the Evening Standard: ‘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. He’s got two beautiful kids who I really adore and his wife is gorgeous.’
At the time Gavin was married to his No Doubt bandmate Gwen Stefani – a relationship that ended in divorce in 2016.
Gwen is now married to country music heartthrob Blake Shelton, who was named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive a few years ago.
The way they were: Rossdale pictured with ex Stefani in 2014
At the beginning of last year Us Weekly reported that Gwen had at last managed to secure a Catholic annulment from Gavin.
She could only remarry in the Catholic faith by having the first marriage annulled, thereby declaring that it was never valid anyway.
However the sons she and Gavin have together are still regarded as legitimate under Canon 1137 in the Code Of Canon Law.
A couple of years ago Gavin told People: ‘I keep getting screwed up and screwed over in all these relationships. I’m not very good at them, I guess.’
‘I had a divorce, I had a long-term girlfriend – that went to s*** and I don’t have a girlfriend now, even though everyone seems to think I do. You get burned by that stuff,’ said the London-born music star.
The sizzling sensation shared that he is ‘really concentrating on being a single dad’ and quipped: ‘I don’t know, it may be too difficult to combine being a devastating single dad with the attention required for a beautiful girl. So I don’t know. I’m trying to find my feet on that one. It’s unresolved.’