Now that a British biographer has outed rocker Bob Dylan's "secret family," his close-mouthed ex-wife finally is speaking out. As was exposed in Howard Sounes's Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan, Dylan was wed to former backup-singer Carol Dennis from 1986 to 1992 and the two share a daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan. (Thanks to California law, the Dylans were able to keep their union a secret by sealing their marriage certificate from public record.) Sounding off in a statement, Dennis said: "Bob and I made a choice to keep our marriage a private matter for a simple reason — to give our daughter a normal childhood. To portray Bob as 'hiding his daughter' is just malicious and ridiculous. That is something he would never do. Bob has been a wonderful, active father to Desiree."