Rod Stewart found out he had a daughter only after she showed up at a recording studio on one random day.
The rocker, 75, was told by bandmates that the girl had strikingly similar features to him – including similar dimples and a “big nose”.
Rod – who is now a father of eight – was playing with his group in LA when the girl made an appearance at the front desk and asked to meet him.
And after Rod sent his guitarist Jim Cregan out to see what she wanted, it soon became apparent that Rod was the one she needed to see.
Shocked at the uncanny resemblance, Jim rushed back to Rod to tell him how similar the pair look.
In fact, Jim mentioned her dimpled cheeks and her distinctive “hooter”.
Rod, then 45, then discovered the 21-year-old – Sarah Streeter – was the product of an affair he had when he was an 18-year-old starting out in the music world.
In fact, Rod mentioned the affair in his hit song Maggie May.
Jim, 74, recalled the incredible discovery on the Stars Cars Guitars podcast, saying: “So we’re in the Cherokee Recording Studios in Los Angeles making an album and there’s a call from the front desk.
“And this voice says ‘there’s a girl out here who says she’s Rod Stewart’s daughter and she wants to come in’.
“And Rod says to me ‘go and have a look will you, I don’t know anything about this’. So I go out into reception and she’s got the dimpled chin, and she’s got the hooter.”
Jim went on to recall what went down when he returned to Rod after meeting the girl
“I take one look at her and think ‘oh god okay’, so I go back in the room and say ‘I hate to break it to you mate, either she’s had plastic surgery or she’s a dead ringer’.
“It turns out it was the Maggie May story, the daughter from that relationship was adopted, they were only kids.”
Jim added: “Maggie, she wasn’t really a Maggie of course. And Rod was just 18 so they put this girl up for adoption and at 21 she was allowed to find out who her father was.
“So imagine that when you’re going through the paperwork and you discover your dad is a rather famous rock singer.
“But the thing that was a bit annoying about it, a newspaper had found out about it and they had flown her over to America and they a paparazzi sitting in the bushes waiting to take a picture of the reunion, Rod was very grumpy with her for doing that.”
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