Steven Tyler has been the frontman of Aerosmith since its inception, starting the band with many of the current line-up. In his personal life, he has had marriages and relationships throughout his musical career, having four children. But is actress Liv Tyler, 43, famed for her role in Lord of the Rings, his daughter?
Steven had Liv with model Bebe Buell, and Liv was born on July 1, 1977.
Though Bebe gave birth after a relationship with Steven, Bebe did not tell Liv about her parentage, and instead she grew up believing rockstar Todd Rundgren was her biological father.
While Steven had no idea of it at the time, Liv was his biological daughter.
In an interview with Wonderland magazine from 2011, Liv said of her parentage: “Todd basically decided when I was born that I needed a father so he signed my birth certificate.
“He knew that there was a chance that I might not be his but…
“He completely supported me and put me through amazing private schools and I would go see him three times a year, he lived in Woodstock.
“I sort of stopped calling him dad but, you know, when he… He’s the most, I mean, I’m so grateful to him, I have so much love for him.
“You know, when he holds me it feels like Daddy. And he’s very protective and strong.”
Steven may be Liv’s biological father, but he was not a part of her life for a very long time, with Todd playing the paternal role for most of her childhood.
Liv was told the truth about her parentage when she was 11 years old, according to the interview, after meeting Steven for the first time aged just eight-years-old.
In the interview Liv suggested she was not particularly close to her father, who she called “very busy,” however this was almost 10 years ago.
She said of her father: “You know that relationship is still sort of hard. He’s very busy, my dad.
“He’s not around very much; it’s sort of hard being the daughter of a rockstar. There’s definitely, at times… it can be painful… especially for me, I can’t speak for all of his…
“In the past few years we haven’t been very close. He has been going through a lot of things on his own and he has not been the… he hasn’t been around that much for us.
“So that’s been hard. But I probably shouldn’t be talking about this… I wish, I wish, I really wish he was around more, to know Milo more, and… but he has to go through what he goes through.”
Milo is Liv’s son, and she has three children in all.
Liv has, herself, been married once, to musician Roston Langdon, to whom she became engaged in February 2001.
They married on March 25, 2003, and had Milo with him.
They separated in 2008 and, in 2014, she met sports manager David Gardner.
They got engaged in 2015, and went on to have two children together, a son in February 2015 and a daughter in July 2016.
Because of this relationship, she has lived in London since 2018, as David is British.