Daily Mail 26/12/2014
He celebrated Christmas with his loved ones in the sunny climes of California.
And Rod Stewart made sure he enjoyed the special day by indulging in a quick caffeine fix from a coffee shop in Beverly Hills.
The 69-year-old rockstar was spotted with his wife Penny Lancaster, children Alastair, nine, Aiden, three, and Kimberly, 35, who brought along her three-year-old daughter, Delilah.
Dressed in a white hoodie and black tracksuit bottoms, the singing legend appeared to be in great as he basked under the balmy weather with his son Alastair sitting on his lap.
With his signature blonde hair perfectly styled, Rod completed his daytime wear with a slick set of reflective aviators and a pair of black sneakers.
While Penny, 43, cut a stylish figure in ivory skintight pants and a loose-fit grey coloured jumper, which she teamed with flat pumps.
Kimberly channelled a rock chick vibe by sporting a leather jacket and black skinny jeans.
She added some height to the proceedings with knee-length suede boots, while wearing her golden tresses in sleek waves.
Daily Mail 24/12/2014
After spending the run-up to Christmas in his native London, Rod Stewart is back in the sunny climes of California with his family for the big day.
On Christmas Eve, the rocker, 69, was spotted doing some last-minute shopping in Beverly Hills with his children Sean, 34, and Kimberly, 35, who brought along her three-year-old daughter, Delilah.
They made their way to the Ralph Lauren store, where they perused the aisles for luxury items.
And Rod stepped out in his usual eye-catching style, donning a black blazer over a polka dot shirt with a red patterend scarf.
With his signature teased hair perfectly styled, he gave his ensemble a rock star finish with a pair of stylish dark glasses.
While Sean went for a casual look of a denim jacket and khaki trousers, Kimberly donned a leopard print jacket and black skinny jeans.
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It's become one of the go-to festive destinations for celebrities and singer Rod Stewart took his family to London's Winter Wonderland on Saturday night.
The 69-year-old was pictured taking in the sights at the Hyde Park extravaganza with his young son Aiden, 3 and wife Penny Lancaster, 43.
Getting into the spirit of things, Rod took his youngest son on the Haunted House ride and seemed unfazed by the scary experience.
He was wrapped up for the cold wearing his trademark tartan scarf with a black coat, trousers and leather gloves.
His little boy could barely take the smile from his face as he enjoyed some quality time with his famous father.
Rod was seen queuing up for a number of rides with Penny and ventured onto some of the scarier roller-coasters
His wife looked lovely in black leggings and a matching top which she wore with leather knee-high boots and a long coat which had a fur trim.
The make-up free stunner piled her long blonde locks on top of her head as she enjoyed her evening out with her family.
Late night debauchery may well be a thing of the past for veteran rockers Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, but the two friends clearly haven’t lost their knack for turning heads – particularly when accompanied by their glamorous wives.
Rod and Ronnie were joined by respective spouses Penny Lancaster and Sally Humphreys for a low-key gathering at The Arts Club in Mayfair on Wednesday evening.
Sporting a bold red minidress, statuesque model Penny, 43, displayed plenty of leg as she left the upmarket members only venue following their night out.
The Loose Women panellist teamed her outfit with a black blazer jacket and faux-fur stole, while black tights and matching strappy shoes rounded things off.
Accessorizing tastefully, Penny opted to balance the ensemble with a striking gold handbag that caught the eye as she idled on the pavement with 36-year-old Sally.
The wife of Rolling Stones legend Ronnie looked equally elegant in a mottled evening dress and smart black trench coat, with black tights and matching heels completing the look.
Exiting the club on a chilly night in the capital, Ronnie, 67, was hard to miss in an eccentric pink sweater and embellished trainer boots as he ventured towards a waiting car.
Likewise 69-year-old Rod, who was born in North London, stayed true to his Scottish heritage by sporting a rather fetching tartan frock coat over his shirt and tie combination.
Wake up Graham, I think Rod’s got something to say to you...
Sheffield dad Graham Ping was amazed when music legend Rod Stewart gave him a bell - and serenaded him down the phone. The rock icon had met Graham’s daughter, Officer Cadet Michelle Ping, at The Sun Military Awards, which will be screened on TV tomorrow night.
When Michelle told Rod that her dad was a huge fan, he insisted on calling him.
Michelle, aged 40, who is originally from Dungworth in Sheffield, said: “Rod Stewart was one of the guests who had been invited to come and support the military.
Rod Stewart makes a surprise phone call to Sheffield dad Graham Ping after his daughter, Michelle, met him at The Millies in London
“As we were having dinner, everyone was going around getting photos with all the stars like Rod Stewart and David Beckham.
“I went and asked Rod Stewart for a photo and told him my dad is a massive fan.
“He said, ‘Give us your phone, I’ll give him a ring.’”
When Graham answered the phone, he did not believe he was really speaking to a music legend.
“When dad said he didn’t believe it was Rod, he started singing Maggie May down the phone!” said Michelle.
“He told the boys at work that he had spoken to Rod Stewart on the phone but they didn’t believe him until they saw it in the newspaper afterwards.
“My dad is chuffed to bits, he’s over the moon.”
Graham said: “I didn’t believe it was him, I thought it was a wind-up.
“I said, ‘You’re joking.’
“It was a real shock to be honest with you. To have him sing Maggie May down the phone was just unbelievable.”
Michelle was at The Millies to collect a Life Savers Award on behalf of all medical personnel.
Also attending was injured Doncaster soldier Ben Parkinson.
The Portsmouth-based Royal Naval reservist at HMS King Alfred has previously been Mentioned in Dispatches for saving the life of a wounded soldier while under fire from the Taliban in Afghanistan.
n The Sun Military Awards are broadcast tomorrow night at 8.30pm on ITV1.
Doncaster war hero Ben Parkinson - who lost both his legs in Afghanistan - joked with rocker Rod Stewart at a glitzy awards bash, by asking to try on his shoes.
Lance Bombardier Ben, 30, the nost seriously wounded soldier to survive the conflict, approached the singer at the Sun Military Awards in London.
Ben’s mum Diane Dernie told The Sun: “Ben went up to him and asked ‘Can I try your shoes on?’
“Rod was happy to oblige, that’s the magic of the Millies.”
The singer handed over his snazzy red shoes to Ben who was pictured trying them on.
He was also praised by Homeland actor Damian Lewis who told Ben, as well as two other seriously injured soldiers, Ricky Fergusson and Josh Boggi: “You guys are amazing. You’re the heroes.”
Ben mixed with a host of celebrities at the bash including football legend David Beckham, X-Factor music mogul Simon Cowell, singers Katherine Jenkins and Myleene Klass, Hollywood star Liam Neeson, actresses Emelia Fox and Dame Maggie Smith, TV host Amanda Holden, Top Gear motormouth Jeremy Clarkson and Ashley Roberts from I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!
Prince Charles and Camilla were also present, along with Prime Minister David Cameron.
The awards, the seventh annual event celebrating the heroics of the Armed Forces, was hosted by The Sun at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
THEY enjoyed a romantic getaway to Rome over the weekend, but today Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster joined the Christmas shopping madness in London.
She accessorised with a black patent handbag and a long gold necklace, and couldn't stop smiling as she indulged in some retail therapy.
Meanwhile, Rod looked a little less impressed with the day outing and was probably feeling the chill.
The 69-year-old singer had wrapped up warm in a black leather jacket, which was complete with a fur-trimmed hood.
He teamed it with a pair of black jeans, a checked shirt and a striped tie as he accompanied his wife of seven years.
Daily Mail 7/12/2014
He was recently involved in a head-on car crash, but emerged with just a broken finger.
And Rod Stewart was making the most of his lucky escape by treating his wife Penny Lancaster to a romantic getaway to Rome over the weekend.
The couple - who tied the knot in 2007 - were enjoying a blissfully relaxing stay in the Italian capital, wandering around the city hand-in-hand and taking in the sights
Rod and Penny were spotted strolling along the cobbled streets and doing a spot of window shopping.
At one point, they went into an antique shop to look for buys, with Penny taking snaps on her phone of objects she liked.
The leggy model made the most of her statuesque frame by donning a grey pleated mini skirt and patterned tights
The couple popped into a local shop to look at the artifacts and vintage furniture on offer
Daily Mail. 4/12/2014
They say that the couple that dresses together, stays together.
And Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart proved the age old adage is true by turning up at the GOSH Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity in matching silver outfits on Wednesday night.
The couple - who met in 1999 and tied the knot in 2007 - were the centre of attention in their glitzy looks at the bash, which was held at London's Rosewood Hotel, with Penny rocking a metallic dress and Rod donning a silk suit jacket.
The 43-year-old model - who is Rod's junior by 26 years - looked incredible in her metallic dress, which made the most of her womanly curves.
She went for all-out glam in head-to-toe silver, donning sparkly drop earrings, a bejewelled clutch and strappy stilettos.
Meanwhile, Rod, 69, chose a daring swirly silver jacket with a pair of brogues in exactly the same pattern.
The Maggie May hit-maker draped an arm around his wife's waist as he proudly stood alongside her.
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As she joins the panel of Loose Women, Penny Lancaster talks about marriage to Rod Stewart, dispels pregnancy rumours and reveals how he could have died in a car crash
The Telegraph. 1/12/2014
Penny Lancaster is leaning over the kitchen table of the LA home she shares with Rod Stewart, making a cardboard fishtail for their three-year-old son. “Stand up on your tippy-toes,” Stewart laughingly tells little Aiden, hopping about the floor in one trouser leg, “so that we know how big your merman tail needs to be.” There’s warmth and an intimacy to the scene that’s notably absent from most Beverly Hills homes, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen anyone look quite as glamorous as Lancaster does with a stapler-gun. In addition to joining the cast of ITV’s Loose Women – on which Stewart’s third wife is to make regular guest appearances from today – I’m thinking she should try a spell on Blue Peter.
Still in the wine-coloured cocktail dress she wore to our shoot, the 43-year-old is a medley of long, honey-brown limbs. In photographs and on red carpets, Lancaster has the ease and confidence of the model she once was, but in the flesh this mother of two is shy and softly spoken, with the reassuring remnants of an Estuary twang and the peculiar meekness of very tall women – as though every move is a silent apology for her extraordinary physique.
I had meant to bide my time before asking the question social media has been buzzing with ever since she was pictured with Stewart at a charity gala in LA last month – her husband’s hand placed proudly on her stomach – but I can’t help but blurt it out. “No, I’m not pregnant!” laughs Lancaster. “I don’t know what happened there… Rod put his hand on my tummy and just at that moment Quincy Jones came up the red carpet behind us and said: 'Are you pregnant again?’ I think Rod did it because I’ve been on this no-carb diet for two months and have lost 10 lbs.”
As a father of eight – with his children Aiden, Alastair, Renee, Liam, Ruby, Sean, Kimberley and Sarah Stewart ranging in age from three to 50 – it had surprised people that the 69-year-old singer might be looking to expand his family further. Watching this doting dad in his family environment, however, this doesn’t seem quite so unlikely.
“Rod loves kids,” murmurs Lancaster, once we’ve sequestered ourselves away in their guesthouse. “But we’re definitely done. Aiden took two years to conceive and that gruelling IVF three times over really took it out of me. I’m not even on the Pill any more because it’s never going to happen.
When we did that last IVF there were three possible candidates,” she says. “And the doctor told us that to up the odds he could put them all in – but that could mean triplets. I looked at Rod and he said: 'Put them all in.’ Luckily little Aiden came through. But I don’t think I’m being irresponsible not being on the Pill any more. After all, I’m of a certain age.”
She has warned Stewart’s elder daughters not to wait too long, she says. “Women these days are far more focused on their careers and I’m all for that, but at the same time our bodies stop giving us those good-quality eggs at around 35.”
Lancaster is enjoying her burgeoning TV career. “What I love most about Loose Women is that it’s the kind of chats you have with your girlfriends – where you touch on everything from lighthearted to very serious,” she says, and rejects any suggestion that her privileged lifestyle makes her any less easy to relate to than the rest of the panel. “At the end of the day I’m a mum and an Essex girl and I have the same morals and values as anyone else,” she says. But for the next few years, motherhood will remain her priority. “Being a mum is what I do full-time right now. When the boys are both at school every day I will find another career avenue to explore.”
With Stewart’s schedule as hectic as it is, it’s not always easy to keep the children as grounded – and British – as the pair would like. “We don’t actually have anyone American working for us,” says Lancaster, “and our nanny’s British.”
The couple were reportedly discussing the possibility of moving back to the UK, where they own a property - The Wood House in Epping – which famously once belonged to Winston Churchill, but for now Lancaster assures me they are “doing quite well as we are, moving the children back and forth.”
She and Stewart have a pact never to be more than 10 days apart, so when the rasping rocker goes on tour in Australia early next year, Lancaster and the boys will go with him. “It means having to take schoolwork with us, but getting an education on the road can be very stimulating and experiencing all those different cultures is important. Every day I’ll take the boys to a different museum or gallery and then I’ll make sure Alastair does his homework. It might get to the point where I’ll have to get a tutor,” she shrugs, “but we’ll see.”
As the Illford-born daughter of a solicitor and a secretary now living a very different lifestyle, Lancaster is mindful of spoiling the boys. “Alastair will often voluntarily give away his birthday or pocket money to WellChild – one of the charities we support. But sometimes if he wants to upgrade something on his iPad I’ll say '99 cents is 99 cents. If you want it, you can pay for it.’ So I’ll write him a list of chores like making the bed or unloading the dishwasher.
“We have housekeepers but I want the boys to be responsible and get that work ethic early. They should grow up believing that they need to get a job, not only to contribute something to society but to be able to wake up in the morning with a purpose instead of just thinking: 'Well, my Dad’s rich.’”
She’s less strict with her husband of eight years. “I don’t really have to impose any boundaries on Rod,” she says, grinning. “Honestly, he hardly has any irritating habits. I mean all those years on stage means that he likes to have the TV on much louder than me. I can literally hear the football commentary on the other side of the house and it drives him mad when I keep turning it down. But I’m very lucky in all sorts of ways: Rod actively enjoys shopping for clothes with me.”
Does the famously dapper dresser take longer to get ready than she does? “Well, his hair is A Thing,” she concedes. “He has to have the hair right and there might be a few outfit changes before he decides on the final one. Also he’s colour blind, so he’ll often come out in two different gingham patterns. Then he’ll take one look at my face and say: 'Right – I’ll go and change.’ But I love that Rod takes pride in his appearance.”
Stewart likes a facial every couple of months, she says, and he’s got so into the manicures that Lancaster gives him at home that when he recently broke his finger in a car crash and the nail turned blue, “Rod started painting it silver one week and gold the next - rather than walk around with this horrible bruised thing.”
The accident – which happened as Stewart was heading to Stansted airport en route to a gig abroad – shocked them to the core. “It was a few months ago and a nasty one: a head-on collision. Rod’s assistant, who was driving, injured his hand and my dad, bless him, was in the back seat. He suffered more than Rod. He dislocated his shoulder and elbow and probably won’t be able to straighten his arm again.
“Rod was OK, thank God, apart from the broken finger. We’re all just so grateful because it could have been 10 times worse. The other driver was on the wrong side of the road as they were coming around the bend – he must have just landed and forgotten which side of the road to drive on. It was pretty frightful but Rod managed to climb out of the vehicle – which was a total right-off. Then after an ambulance was called, he climbed into another car that was following them, made the flight and did his show. Not many people could do that: I think it was the adrenalin that kept him going.”
When Lancaster was dared by a friend to ask Stewart for his autograph at a Christmas party back in 1998, she never imagined that she and the singer – married for five years to the actress Alana Hamilton and six to model Rachel Hunter – would end up making a life together.
“When we started seeing each other it felt like something in a movie. I’ve always liked older men and would say: 'If only I could find a man as lovely as my dad’.” That joke became a reality with Stewart, with whom she still enjoys “date breakfasts”. “We like those. So I’ll drop Alastair off at school and before the day starts and the emails and phone calls, we’ll have one hour out together just to natter and be with each other.”
People are fond of saying that it’s ''hard to believe these two have been together for 15 years’’. Watching them move about their kitchen, predicting each other’s movements and offering silent communion through the most banal of tasks, I disagree. And I don’t think it’s hard to believe that they’ll stay together for at least another 15, either.