Daisy Lowe poses for a sweet family snap with rocker dad Gavin Rossdale and her half-brothers Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo
They had a famously ‘rocky start’ to their father-daughter relationship after she only discovered he was her biological parent at the age of 15.
But Daisy Lowe and Gavin Rossdale looked the picture of happiness as they posed for a family snap with the rocker’s three sons Kingston, 16, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, eight.
Posting the cheery group image to her Instagram on Sunday, the model, 33, simply captioned the gallery ‘July’.
Happy family: Daisy Lowe and Gavin Rossdale looked the picture of happiness as they posed for a family snap with the rocker’s three sons Kingston, 16, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, eight
Daisy, whose mother is fashion designer Pearl Lowe, 52, also uploaded a sweet selfie with her youngest half-brother Apollo as they grinned away in the back of a car.
Gavin, 56, posted the sweet family shot last week, describing his four children as ‘better versions of me’.
He wrote: ‘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.’
The family’s history is somewhat complicated, with Daisy and Gavin only finding out he was her father when a paternity test uncovered the truth in 2004 following a one-night stand with Daisy’s mother Pearl years previously.
Model family: The model, 33, also uploaded a sweet selfie with her youngest half-brother Apollo as they grinned away in the back of a car
Daisy’s formative years spun a convoluted tale after Pearl enjoyed a short-lived marriage with Bronner Handwerger, who she met in Israel in 1988.
During her marriage, Pearl became embroiled in a one night stand with ‘best friend’ musician Gavin, singer and guitarist with rock band Bush at the time.
When Daisy was 14 she followed up on undergoing a paternity test based on her mother’s suspicions that Bronner wasn’t the father, although Gavin vowed to never speak to Pearl again if Daisy had the DNA test.
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.
Doting dad: Bush rocker Gavin, 56, posted the sweet family shot last week, describing his four children as ‘better versions of me’
Pearl said: ‘I received a letter from him implying that I was trying to ruin his life and pointedly accusing me of messing up my own.’
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 told the London 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, 52, a relationship that ended in divorce in 2016.
Convoluted: The family’s history is somewhat complicated, with Daisy (pictured last month) and Gavin only finding out he was her father when a paternity test uncovered the truth in 2004
Daisy recently said there is ‘no handbook’ for finding out ‘your godfather is your father’, admitting she had a difficult start with Gavin, but they now have a good relationship.
Speaking on the That Gaby Roslin Podcast in March, she said: ‘It was intense. There is no handbook for finding out that your goddaughter is really your daughter or that your godfather is your father.
‘I think we dealt with it the best that we could. It meant that we did have a really rocky start, but we figured it out and I’m really grateful that we kind of figured it out as and when we did.’
Daisy said she and Gavin share the ‘same mannerisms’ and said it made ‘perfect sense’ when she discovered that he was actually her biological father.
She explained: ‘The funny thing was, the moment that I found out that he could be my dad, I was like, “Oh this makes perfect sense”. We think in the same way and we have so many quite frightening similarities.
‘And the guy who I thought was my dad, I didn’t really know, and when I met him I came home and I said to my mum, “I feel no connection with this man”.
‘But I didn’t question it, because as a teenager I wasn’t like, “So mum, is there anyone else that might be my dad?” That’s just not something that comes into anyone’s head, ever.’
Daisy also spoke about her close relationship with her brothers, adding: ‘I love them all so dearly. I Facetime with my brothers over in LA at least once a week.
‘Whenever I go to LA I always have the best time with those boys. They’re such brilliant kids.’
Daisy also has three younger half-siblings from her mother’s marriage to Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey, 48; Alfie, 25, Frankie, 24, and Betty, 17.
Close: Daisy recently said there is ‘no handbook’ for finding out ‘your godfather is your father’, admitting she had a difficult start with Gavin