The late Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, was known for his brilliant mind and revolutionary contributions to technology.
However, his personal life was marred with difficulties, including his relationship with his daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
Despite being her biological father, Jobs initially denied paternity and even claimed that Lisa was not his daughter.
Jobs was adopted as a child, but the process did not go smoothly.
His first potential adoptive parents changed their minds, and his birth mother refused to sign the papers when he was placed with a different couple.
Despite this, Jobs grew up with his adoptive family, whom he considered to be his true family.
In high school, Jobs met Chrisann Brennan, with whom he had an on-and-off relationship for five years.
Brennan became pregnant in 1977, and Jobs immediately denied paternity. Lisa Brennan-Jobs was born in 1978, and Jobs was not present for the birth.
Despite the DNA test results proving he was the father, Jobs still refused to accept Lisa as his daughter, claiming that many men could be her father.
However, Jobs named an early Apple computer “Lisa,” which he later admitted was named after his daughter.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs and her father had a difficult relationship, with Jobs struggling to connect with her emotionally.
However, they eventually repaired their relationship before Jobs passed away in 2011 from pancreatic cancer.
Jobs left his daughter millions of dollars as part of her inheritance.
Brennan-Jobs chronicled her relationship with her father in her memoir, Small Fry, which was published in 2018.
She spoke about the difficulties they faced and how they worked to repair their connection before Jobs’ death.
While the reasons for Jobs’ initial denial of paternity are not entirely clear, it is evident that he and his daughter eventually connected and were able to mend their relationship.
Jobs’ legacy lives on through his technological innovations, but his personal struggles serve as a reminder of the complexities of human relationships.