Liv Tyler discovered that her biological father was Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler, at the age of eight. And the actress has now opened up about finding out the truth, revealing details about her interesting family life and upbringing as she visited The Jonathan Ross Show.
"It's quite an emotional story, honestly, the whole thing," she told Jonathan. "My mother was very young when she had me and there was a little bit of confusion about where I came from but I was very loved and very well taken care of by all my family, which was wonderful."
Liv Tyler discovered her father was Steven at the age of eight
On how she discovered the truth, Liv, whose mother is American singer Bebe Buell, went on to explain: "I kind of figured it out because he looked exactly like me and I have a sister named Mia who is a year younger than me and I saw her standing at the side of the stage at a concert and I was literally like looking at my twin."
Mia, who is Steven's daughter with second wife Cyrinda Foxe, was born just 17 months after Liv. "She looked exactly like me and I looked at my mum and she had tears in her eyes and I kind of put it all together".
Liv, 38, was born Liv Rudgren after her mother's partner at the time of her birth and the man who brought her up when she was young. "Todd was such an amazing [man]," she said. "It's funny because people only ever talk about Steven and they always tell all these stories but [Todd has] been such a beautiful, wonderful influence in my life and I still consider him my father."
The mother-of-two maintains a close relationship with Todd. "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," she told Wonderland magazine in 2012.
The brunette, who recently welcomed a child with fiancé David Gardner, also revealed that rock star Steven is "not your typical grandfather". "We are very close with all of them - he's very sweet, it's just so fun for him, for all the grandparents to get to play. He's amazing at making weird noises with his mouth, animal noises, a lot of animal noises! He's very playful and funny and lovely, he's kind of like a magical wizard he has things in his hair and all sorts of jewellery and he's just very fun, not your typical grandfather."