Steven Tyler was 27 when he started dating 16-year-old Julia Holcomb. Then he ‘adopted’ her.

After the abortion, Holcomb said she and Tyler ended things in 1977 and went their separate ways. 

“Nothing was ever the same between us after that day. I became very quiet and withdrawn after the abortion. Steven was already involved with other women at that time. The fact that he was my guardian complicated things for him because he was legally responsible for me. I was young, had dropped out of high school, and did not understand my legal rights at the time.  I felt completely powerless.”

She said that Tyler “called a few times” after she left, but from that point on never heard anything again. 

Tyler’s chaotic family life didn’t stop there.

The story behind one of his daughters – Liv Tyler – discovering who her biological father was, is just as complex.

The American actress and model, who is the only daughter of former Playboy Playmate Bebe Buell, grew up believing that musician Todd Rundgren was her father.

Although Bebe and Todd ended their relationship before Liz was born, Rundgren signed her birth certificate and acted as a father figure in her childhood. While Liv was largely raised by her mother and grandmother, she would visit Rundgren three times a year. He also paid for her private education.

At eight years old, however, Liv began to have suspicions about her paternity. 

In the 1980s, Liv attended a concert that Rundgren was performing at. It was here that she first met Steven Tyler – her biological father. At the time of Liv’s birth, the Aerosmith frontman was battling drug addiction. As a result, Buell and Rundgren “made a pact” to keep Liv’s paternity a secret.