Updated: 01/27/2017 01:40 PM | First Published: 01/26/2017 06:53 PM

Family life of The Who drummer Zak Starkey

Baby Zak Starkey with father and mother

Zak Starkey was born on 13 September 1965, in Hammersmith, London as the first child of Ringo Starr and his first wife Maureen Starkey Tigrett, a hairdresser. Later, he was raised in Sunny Heights, St George’s Hill and Tittenhurst Park, Sunninghill. His mother passed away at the age of 48 due to leukemia.

Talking about Zak’s personal life, it has often been off the limelight. Zak, who prefers keeping his personal life details to himself, has shared very less information about his wife and married life.

Zak is married to Sarah Menikides since 22 January 1985. Their wedding was held in Bracknell, 30 miles west of London. The wedding was witnessed by only three people as Ringo Starr wanted it to be a secret. Although the ceremony was kept low-profile, official announcements were sent to the close members of the bride’s family. Those who received the news were sworn to not speak about it.

At present, Zak and Sarah are parents to one child, a daughter named Tatia Jayne Starkey. She was born on 6 September 1985. Details about the state of their married life are not known but it is believed that they are still together.

In the past, a few sources had claimed that Zak had divorced his wife in 2004. The same year, he was also rumored to have an affair with Australian singer Sharna Liguz. Since neither of the news was confirmed by an authentic source, Zak is still considered married to Sarah.