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What Happened When Liv Tyler Met Her Dad Steven Tyler for the First Time?

Titi Dokubo
May 25, 2022
04:50 P.M.
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Some children meet their fathers right from birth, while others are lucky enough to meet their biological fathers later in life. Actress Liv Tyler fell in the second category, and here is what happened when she first met her father.

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Born on July 1, 1977, the model-turned-actress began modeling at 14 and made her movie debut in 1994 when she starred in "Silent Fall." She is famous for her role as Arwen in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

The actress, who never took acting lessons, was born to Bebe Buell and thought Todd Rundgren was her father until she discovered that Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, was her biological father.

Steven Tyler and Liv Tyler at the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

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On May 24, 2022, the rock band announced that Steven had gone into voluntary rehabilitation after he relapsed following foot surgery. The singer was previously treated in 2009 for prescription drug abuse.

Aerosmith had to cancel the June, and July dates for their "Deuces Are Wild" residency in Las Vegas as Steven focuses on his well-being.

Photo of Steven Tyler and Liv Tyler | Source: Getty Images

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WHY LIV DIDN'T KNOW STEVEN TYLER WAS HER DAD?

When Buell had Liv, she was a very young and struggling model who needed help. So, when Liv was three months old, her mother sent her to Maine to stay with family members.

"It was almost spiritual."

Then she lived with her grandmother in Virginia before her mother took her back. When her mother took her back, Rundgren was her father as he decided that Liv needed a father figure even though he knew she might not be his.

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When she turned eight, Liv attended an Aerosmith concert with her mother, where she first met Steven. She recalled that being a tomboy, she sat down with her legs open even though she was wearing a skirt, and he cautioned her to cross her legs.

Liv fell madly in love with him but had no idea who he was. She put his poster on her wall, would talk to it, and had a feeling he was her father.

Shortly after emerging from rehab, Liv found out that Steven was her father when he reconnected with her mother as he was making amends for past bad behavior.

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WHAT HAPPENED WHEN LIV FIRST MET HER FATHER, STEVEN?

When Liv first met Steven as a little girl, she revealed that it was bigger than her as it was almost spiritual. She said there was an energy and sparkle between their bodies and believed that their DNA and genes were responsible for those.

She said they also look so alike and do things the same way. However, Liv is glad she has Rundgren and Steven as her fathers, and she said they are both unconventional.

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WHAT RELATIONSHIP DO STEVEN TYLER AND HIS DAUGHTER LIV HAVE?

After missing a decade from each other's lives, they had to start building their relationship from scratch, and Liv even appeared in Aerosmith's "Crazy" video.

Initially, building their relationship was quite difficult as he was a busy dad and was not around very much. They grew distant when Steven went through a rough patch, but things later got easier.

Liv got to know her stepsiblings, and when she went into early labor in 2015 for her second child, her father was there to cut the umbilical cord.

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