Families: An Extra-Special Relation

Even if your father and stepmother split, you and she can still stay in touch

Martis Davis doesn't have biological children, yet last summer he held a father's place of honor at his adored stepdaughter Chelsea King Garza's wedding, dancing with the bride to the Temptations' oldie My Girl. (He also had the distinctly parental honor of footing the bill for the wedding gown.) Strictly speaking, Chelsea isn't a stepdaughter--after Martis and his former wife Joy Ficket split in 1982, Joy's two kids from her first marriage were no longer tied to him. But Davis didn't want to let Chelsea, then 8, and her brother Gabren, 10, pass out of his life, so he maintained an...

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