Rod Stewart is a name known to many people. The British rock sensation has led an illustrious life with many relationships and several marriages. But his relationship with his third wife has changed him as a person…
Keep reading to learn more about the rockstar’s personal life and marriage.
Rod Stewart is a father to six children from four different women. His eldest child is his daughter Sarah from his teenage relationship. Later he married his first wife Alana Hamilton with whom he had his next two children, Kimberly and Sean.
Later when the singer was dating Kelly Emberg, the couple welcomed their daughter Ruby together. His second marriage after this was to Rachel Hunter, with her the singer welcomed Renee and Liam.
But after years of unsuccessful relationships and two failed marriages, the singer was losing hope that finding true love was for him. But in 1999, all his fears abated when he met Penny Lancaster, a supermodel who stole his heart.
The two of them dated for seven years before Stewart got down on one knee in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to ask for her hand in marriage. The couple has 24 years between them as Stewart is older than his current wife. But he credits the former supermodel for turning him into the dedicated husband he is today.
The singer often expresses his shock that his wife still agrees to be with him after all these years. “I am lost for words. They have not invented the words for how I feel about her. She is everything,” he shared.
Before he married Lancaster, the singer shared that he did not know everything that went into having a healthy and loving marriage. But his marriage to Lancaster helped him realize that he was capable of being a loving and dedicated husband.
But throughout the years, the singer has clarified that no matter where he was in terms of his love life, his priority would always be his kids. “I cannot get enough of them,” he once said.
While his wife enriched his life, Stewart is quick to point out that he also helped his wife with a lot of things. He shared how he helped her with her confidence. He shared how when they first met, she was shy and did not talk much but now she was not afraid to take up space in a room.
Lancaster’s modeling career started young and took off quickly. She initially landed a £200,000 deal to model for Ultimo, a swimwear and lingerie brand in 2002. The couple shares two sons, Alastair and Aiden. However, having them was not easy. Lancaster suffered two miscarriages before the couple turned to IVF to conceive their first son Alastair.
The couple went into parenting with eyes wide open and agreements with one another to still nurture their marital relationship despite welcoming children together.
Lancaster also shared how the couple had an understanding with one another that they would not spend more than ten days apart from one another.
The couple aims to always spend quality time with one another. Lancaster once jokingly said, “I try and split my time between my eldest child, Rod, and my other two boys.”
The couple would often have dinner or breakfast together on their own. They also make sure to check up on one another frequently to make sure everything is okay.
She makes sure to also check up on her children because as a wife and mother, she always wants to ensure the well-being of her loved ones.
The former supermodel shared how she had experienced a few unpleasant symptoms of menopause and how they had taken a toll on her body. But her husband and sons take care of her to the best of their ability, making it a little easier for her.
Both husband and wife have a very intimate relationship with one another which is why Lancaster shares every change in her body and hormones with her husband. And when she feels like she needs a little space, she isn’t afraid of asking for it either.
She gave some insight into how menopause is affecting her body and health. She shared, “I’ve been having the hot sweats, and then cold… my body temperature is fluctuating all over the place. It affects your mood swings; I’ve been putting on more weight.”
She also shared how the fluctuation in her hormones affects her. She shared how one day she felt nothing was right. When she was making dinner in the kitchen, something came over her and she threw the dinner across the room and began sobbing.
Her sons were with her and she asked them to give her a minute. The family has an open communication policy so it was not an issue as they discussed it in detail later on.
The former model saw how menopause was changing her body and she was afraid of what it might mean for her. She said, “This is the end of the road. I am not going to have any more sex appeal….” she said.
As she got older, the former supermodel wanted to make sure she was still giving back to society and hence trained to become a police officer.
She also got help to manage her menopause symptoms. She shared, “So now that I’m on HRT, it’s like a fresh start. Not the end, but the beginning of a new chapter.”
Lancaster has accepted this new phase in her life and her post-menopausal body. She had a beach day with her sons where she sported a colorful bikini showing off her new body in all its glory.
The comments on her pictures however were not all that kind. Some users said that they would “rather see Rod in a bikini.” While another referred to her body as a “horror.”
The comments were incredibly horrible. Another person wrote, “Nope. Nothing pretty about this. There’s a point one has to stop wearing a bikini!” Another added, “Looks horrid in that inappropriate attire.” Quite a few other people said the former supermodel was in denial about how her body looked.
However, the negative comments are not important compared to Rod’s opinion about his beloved wife. He talked about his wife and how he adores her. The rockstar said of her, “No, she is the most gorgeous woman I have ever had in my life.”
No matter what anyone says to Lancaster, she can have confidence in the fact that her husband finds her incredibly desirable and beautiful. No matter what hurtful comments are directed towards her, she can be comforted by her husband’s love for her which is eternal and always!
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