Baby on the Way for Rod Stewart, Wife

08/09/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
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Congrats are in order for Rod Stewart: The rock legend and father of six – who said last fall that he was hoping for one more child – and his wife, Penny Lancaster, are expecting a baby.

“We were thrilled and delighted to be able to tell Alastair that he was going to be the big brother to a little baby, expected just before Mummy’s 40th birthday [in March],” the couple said.

Stewart, 65, has five other children from previous relationships, in addition to a 4½-year-old son, Alastair Wallace, with Lancaster, 39.

No word on whether the upcoming arrival is a girl or a boy.

Either way, Stewart is likely to encourage him or her to play soccer.

“I did take [Alastair] out on the football field the other day,” he told the British talk show GMTV in November. “I said, ‘Come on, let’s get running out there,’ and he went, ‘Oh, there’s some flowers for mummy – must collect them.’ He spent about two hours collecting flowers in a basket for his mum!”

Stewart and Lancaster wed in Portofino, Italy, in 2007.

— Rennie Dyball

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klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! Rod is still one of my favorite singers ever.

Sara on

YAYAYAY Congrats, I Loveeeeeeee him!!!

jake on

Wow, hopefully he will have one to pass down his amazing singing career to. One of my favorite singers of all time.

Michelle on

Jeez he is prolific! Congrats

Lacey on

YAY!! Congratulations! I think this is awesome news! (Haters, to post about about his age, in 3,2,1…)

Luna on

Yay! That’s so cute. Congrats to Rod, Penny, and Alastair as well as all of Rod’s other kids on the new baby.

Michelle on

Hi Rennie

Just a correction to the above article. Rod in fact has 7 biological children already and with the new addition it will make 8!

Not bad for an old timer. He is great though and I wish them all the best. I know they have been trying for a while.

Kelly on

Congradulations to Rod, Penny, and all the kids! I like Rod and his music. Would love it to be a girl but we shall see!

Joscelyne on

I love how people refer to someone as a “hater” because they voice different opinions. This isn’t college, there are no right or wrong answers. Not everyone is going to agree on a particular issue; whether you support or are against a lifestyle choice, I believe a person has a right to voice their concerns. Yeah, for freedom of speech! But then again, I guess I’m just a “hater”.

Brooke on

I love the story about the folowers….Sweet boy.

Kim on

Rod has actually fathered 7 children, not 6 so this is his 8th child. Maybe because his first child, Sarah, born in 1964, was adopted into another family shes’s not included in the list?

Allison on

good for their son he’ll have a little baby brother or sister, but yeah, 65 is really too old to be having a baby.

Haleiwa on

I love “Maggie May” Rod. Not feeling “Old Croner Remakes” Rod. LOL. Congrats Rod. And, yes… I think you’re sexy. 😉

Angie on

Lacey: Those of us who are over the age of 12 are capable of disagreeing with something that someone does without hating them.

It’s amazing to me to see how many tantrums get thrown on this website whenever someone refuses to worship the ground all celebrities walk on.

M on

To be honest, I don’t think it’ll be that nice for the children to have a dad that could be their grandparent.
But I think the same of Celine Dion and Rene Angelil and everybody’s over the moon for them, so that’s just my opinion.
On the other hand, I come from a country which is great to homosexuality in marriage, and bad in parenting for the over forties. So I might be influenced from the outside without being that aware of it myself.

Congrats to the happy family anyway!

Jill on

His first child was given up for adoption, so I understand why you would not count that as his child, as listed in this article. That is pretty normal. What I didn’t understand was saying he has 5 other children from previous relationships, when all but one was part of his first two marriages, weren’t they?


J on

Lacey consider yourself part of that since you needed to instigate. Hater, huh? How old are you…

Inge on

Congrats, but i dont like it when people this old get kids.. his wife is younger, ok..but he is old. I wouldnt want that for my kid, growing up without a father. Or with a father who cant do as much with you as a younger dad could. Not everyone will agree, but that is just my opinion.

Brianne on

Whilst I do say ‘congratulations’, I can’t help but think that Rod is having children in his sixties to please his wife and not for himself aswell. I mean he has been there and done that for the past thirty years!

Terri on

I think “previous relationships” cover both marriages and other circumstances.

Rachael on

Congrats to them both! I’m not a fan of older men having children, but whatever makes them happy! I’m sure she has lots of help and no worries!

Crystal on

I’m not going to lie when I first read this I thought “Gross! He’s ollllddddd.” After reading his comments and seeing how excited they both are I thought….awwww! Wishing them all the best on baby #7 (or 8 depending on how you look at it).

CelebBabyLover on

Terri- I understand where Jill is coming from. Often times, when a celeb who is expecting a baby has children from one or more previous marriages, Moms & Babies will say something like, “Baby-on-the-way will join (insert name of celeb here)’s 4 children with ex-husband/wife (insert name of their ex husband/wife here)”. A lot of times they also give the names and ages of the previous kids as well.

Speaking of which….Does anyone know the genders, names, and ages of Rod Stewart’s five older kids, as well as who their mothers are? I LOVE reading about celeb babies (hence why I’m on this site in the first place!) and thus I’m curious about things like that. 🙂

All of that said, congrats to them! I hope everything goes well for them. If my math is correct, she’s only two months along, which makes me nervous for them. I’m surprised they didn’t wait longer to announce, given her age (older women have higher rates of complications, including miscarriage). I’m praying for a healthy baby for them! 🙂

Daze on

This will be Rod’s 8th child. Whether he raised Sarah or not doesn’t matter. She is his daughter and they have had off and on contact over the years. It isn’t like he gave her away and never saw her again. He then had Kimberly and Sean with his wife Alanna. Ruby, another love child, with model Kelly Emburg. Rene and Liam with wife and model Rachel Hunter. And Alistair and one on the way with his current wife Penny. That makes 8.

Just because he is in his 60’s don’t mean he won’t live to raise this child. Strom Thurmond fathered 3 or 4 daughters with his young beauty queen wife when he was in his 40’s and lived and worked while raising them. He retired shortly before his 100th birthday and died soon after. He should have kept working. Working and kids do keep you young and vibrant.

Georgina on

I just wanted to add on a few things regarding old Rodders, my mum loves him, his house in Epping is really close to mine too so its almost like were neighbours! So I thought I’d share my knowledge:

Rod’s first daughter Sarah was born when Rod was 18, he didn’t have a say in her adoption, doesn’t know her, and doesn’t consider her one of his children. Sarah Thubron Streeter was born in 1964 to Suzannah Boffey, an art student. She gave the baby up for adoption.

Rod then got famous and married Alana Hamilton, (ex wife of George -the actor not the beatles- Hamilton,) now Alana Stewart, she kept his surname, she was Farrah Fawcett’s best friend and helped her make the documentary. She and Rod had Kimberly born August 1979, and Sean born Sept 1980. (Alana already had a son when she married Rod, Ashley, a boy, his dad is George, Ashely was once married to Angie Everhart.) Moving on….

Rod’s marrige to Alana ended in 1984, as in divorce papers, but its alleged, he began an affair with Kelly Emberg in 1983, so she basically ended the marriage. However his so called love child, Ruby Stewart was born in 1987. June I believe.

That didn’t last, and Rod married Rachel Hunter in 1990, when she was just 21, Renee their first daughter was born in 1992, and Liam followed in 1994. In 1999 Rachel walked out on Rod, and broke his poor lil heart. After a quite long winded seperation where she wouldn’t even speak to him, they divorced in 2006, Rod filed for divorce in 2005, but the process took over a year to sort out. He wanted to divorce Rachel so he could marry Penny. I believe they met around 2002/3, he did say he never wanted to marry again, but Penny convinced him. Arrr.

Alastair was born in November 2005 and Rod and Penny married in Portofino (where Heidi and Seal were in that other post) in 2007! Bless.