Just days after David Cassidy revealed he is suffering from dementia, the singer has shared more sad news.
In a candid new interview, the 66-year-old star confessed he doesn't speak to his actress daughter, Katie Cassidy. "I’ve never had a relationship with her," David told People.
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"I wasn’t her father. I was her biological father but I didn’t raise her. She has a completely different life," he continued. "I’m proud of her. She’s very talented. It’s hard for me to even accept how old she is now, like 30.”
Katie and David in November 2007. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
David welcomed Katie in November 1986 with his then-girlfriend Sherry Williams Benedon. The now 30-year-old star — her acting credits include TV shows Gossip Girl, Supernatural, Melrose Place, and Arrow — was raised by her mother and stepfather, Richard Benedon, in LA.
In a 2009 interview, David and Katie spoke out about their interesting relationship. "Because I didn’t raise her, I didn’t have to parent her," he said. "I’m always here and totally nonjudgmental."
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"To be able to go to someone I’m genetically linked to, tell them anything and know that they’re not going to judge me — it’s unbelievable," Katie said at the time. "It’s nice when your dad can be your friend."
David with his son, Beau, and ex-wife Sue in October 1998. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The Partridge Family star is additionally a father to a 26-year-old son, Beau Cassidy, from his third marriage to Sue Shifrin. David and Sue were hitched from 1991 until 2016.
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Though David unfortunately does not have any contact with his daughter today, he is close to his son, Beau. "He’s just one of the best people you’ll ever meet in your life and it’s that that I’m proud of," he said.
"He just turned 26. He’s such a beautiful person," David said, adding he and Beau "very much" have a strong relationship.
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