Legendary singer and songwriter, Bob Dylan, will probably not be attending his "secret" daughter's gay wedding.
BY HUGO DANIEL
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
He acts like they never have met.
Bob Dylan’s “secret” daughter, Desiree Dennis-Dylan, will marry her partner Kayla Sampson next August — and it’s unclear if “Mr. Tambourine Man” will attend the nuptials.
Sampson’s mother, Jolene Sampson, said she expects the legendary singer-songwriter will not be there to walk his 27-year-old daughter down the aisle in Mira Loma, Calif.
“Of course he’s invited, but he’s just not going to go. He didn’t say that, but that’s what we are assuming,” Jolene Sampson said.
“It would be sad (if Dylan skips the nuptials), but he is really supportive and happy for her,” the bride-to-be’s mom added.
For 15 years, Dennis-Dylan’s very existence was a secret.
“Desi” is Dylan’s sixth child — and the only one from his second marriage to Carolyn Dennis, a former backup singer.
The couple divorced in 1992.
In 2001, Howard Sounes revealed in his Dylan biography “Down the Highway” that Desiree had been born in 1986.
That prompted Carolyn Dennis to release a statement explaining the secrecy surrounding the enigmatic singer’s youngest known child.
“Bob and I made a choice to keep our marriage a private matter for a simple reason — to give our daughter a normal childhood,” Dennis said at the time.
The couple had agreed their daughter could choose to take her father’s last name when she became mature enough to make a decision, and she did.
The elusive Dylan has never publicly acknowledged Desiree — he never did too much talking anyway.
“I’ve seen concerts, but I’ve not met him,” she said.
For her part, Dennis-Dylan — who plays drums at local gigs in the suburbs of Los Angeles, shared her father’s desire for privacy.
“No decisions have been made about a wedding,” Dennis-Dylan said through a publicist. “We want to keep matters affecting our families private.”
She met her wife-to-be, Sampson, while performing in the Young Americans, a travelling nonprofit performing arts club for young people.
Reached at home, Sampson confirmed there will be a wedding, but it’s uncertain whether the ultimate rolling stone would be there.
“We don’t know yet. We will have to see,” Sampson said, declining to speak further.
Bob Dylan could not be reached for comment.*