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The Whos Roger Daltrey is now dad-of-eight after discovering children he never knew about

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Roger Daltrey is now a father of eight (Picture: Getty Images)

Roger Daltrey has revealed how he found out he was the father of three children he never knew about, after their mothers gave them up for adoption.

The front man for British rock band The Who has admitted that they all came into his life after his 50th birthday, and were born between his divorce from first wife Jackie and marriage to second wife, Heather.

LONDON - JUNE 17: Musician Roger Daltrey and his wife Heather arrive at the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Awards at the Hotel Inter-Continental on June 17, 2005 in London, England. The 30th anniversary of the annual awards honours songwriting and performance, presented by the music therapy charity Nordoff-Robbins. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Roger Daltrey and his wife Heather (Picture: Getty)

Ive tried to do my best about a situation that couldnt change because it happened a long time ago, he said.

Roger, 74, is now father to eight children; his eldest Simon, 55, was born to his first wife Jackie, Mathias, 50, was birthed by Swedish model Elisabeth Aronsson, while Rosie, 46, Willow, 43, and Jamie, 37, with his second wife, model Heather Taylor.

He also has ten grandchildren.

The Who in 1968 (Picture: Getty Images)

Speaking to The Mirror ahead of the release of his new autobiography, he claimed that its all worked out with the children, and that stay in touch and theyre close.

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Roger married his second wife Heather in 1971, with the provision that Heather acknowledged that happened on tour, stayed on tour.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Musician Roger Daltrey performs during the 2018 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)
Roger performs in 2018 (Picture: WireImage)

Heather is amazing. 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, he said.

Whether thats 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 dont 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 weve been together for 50 years and Im starting to like it.

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