In his new memoir, Shotgun Angels: My Story of Broken Roads and Unshakeable Hope, Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts reveals he has a daughter who was adopted soon after her birth.
Jay says that in his early 20s, he and a girlfriend of one month conceived the child after the first time they had sex. He wanted to be part of the baby’s life, but his girlfriend wanted nothing to do with him or the baby.
He writes, “My heart finds satisfaction in knowing that she ended up with a wonderful family, but I’ve had to live with this my entire life. The adoptive family was supposed to give her a letter when she turned 14, explaining that I loved her, did not abandon her, and have tried several ways to make it possible to be in her life.”
Shotgun Angels: My Story of Broken Roads and Unshakeable Hope came out of Tuesday. (People)