Rod Stewart said his wife Penny Lancaster was “everything” to him as he pondered their relationship.
The 75-year-old singer looked back at their marriage in a frank interview with The Mirror on Friday, and admitted that she helped him become a better person.
From their two decades of marital happiness, he said, “I am amazed that Penny has kept me for 20 years.
“I’m amazed that she kept me for 20 years”: Rod Stewart said his wife Penny Lancaster was “everything” to him as he pondered their relationship in an interview on Friday
“They didn’t invent the words to say how I feel about her. She is everything.’
He went on to say that it helped him understand the importance of a long and happy marriage, as he admitted: “It took me a while to learn, because I was a fanatic in the past.
Rod explained that being with Penny made him learn “good manners” which he also tries to instill in his children, when he feels he helped her gain “a lot of confidence” during of their relationship.
Penny and Rod started dating in 1999 before marrying eight years later in the medieval monastery La Cervara in Portofino.
Gushing: Of their two decades of marital happiness, Rod said, “They didn’t invent the words for how I feel about her. She is everything’
After their marriage on June 16, 2007, the couple enjoyed their honeymoon on the yacht Lady Ann Magee, which was moored in Portofino, and they shared the sons Alastair, 14, and Aiden, nine, together.
The couple rang New Years as a family, with Penny sharing a glamorous photo of the festivities, to the delight of fans.
Last year, Rod proved his unity with his current wife and exes as the couple celebrated with Alana Stewart, Kelly Emberg and Rachel Hunter for a family photo as they celebrated the daughter’s 40th birthday Kimberly .
Relationship: Penny and Rod started dating in 1999 before marrying eight years later in the medieval monastery La Cervara in Portofino
Asked about her relationship with Rod’s exes, Penny said, “When I met Rod, I realized it wasn’t just us, it was the kids, the ex-wives. I had to show that I was authentic, be kind and it works.
Rod’s first wife was actress Alana, 74, with whom he was married from 1979 to 1984.
During their five-year marriage, she had her daughter Kimberly and a son Sean, 39, who followed in her father’s footsteps as a musician.
They were also joined by his former girlfriend, model Kelly, 60, with whom he went out from 1983 to 1990. The couple share their daughter Ruby, 32, who also followed her father in the industry. music.
Sweet: Rod has eight children by five wives, and on New Years Day, Rod celebrated with six of them (L-R Sean, Liam, Ruby, Aiden, Alastair, Penny, Jesse Shapira and Kimberly)
His other ex in the photo was his second wife, model Rachel Hunter, 49, with whom he was married from 1990 to 2006, but they separated in 1999.
They also had two children together: Renee, a 27-year-old dancer and yoga teacher, and Liam, 25, a professional ice hockey player in his mother’s native New Zealand.
The singer also shares her daughter Sarah, 57, with Susannah Boffey of their teenage romance, Sarah was put up for adoption when her mother struggled to raise the baby by herself after the break up of her relationship with Rod.
Rod once talked about his proximity to the three old flames when he said last year, “They all live within three minutes of me, and we all have children together. So we have to be in everyone’s life for the rest of our lives.
Last year Rod proved his unity with his current wife and exes as the couple partied with Alana Stewart, Kelly Emberg and Rachel Hunter for a family photo.