It seems as if third time's a charm for Rod Stewart.
The iconic British rock singer, 71, looked in high spirits as he stepped out in California on Monday with his wife of nine years, Penny Lancaster.
Arm in the arm, the content couple who are due to renew their vows next year put on a loved up display in Beverly Hills as they arrived a white convertible Ferrari at a medical building.
Not forgetting his rock and roll attitude, he kept half of the buttons on his striped blue and white shirt undone which showcased a slither of his chest hair and some layered gold chains.
Sticking to the dark colour scheme, the former Faces member encased his legs in dark blue wash skinny jeans with matching blue trainers.
Making sure the outfit came together, he topped off the outfit with a dark brown and silver wide belt.
Penny, 45, on the other hand decided to opt for a more feminine look as she adorned her svelte figure with a baby pink jumper, which provided a soft platform for her long gold necklace.
Rod's other half who also calls England her first home, completed her look with a pair of grey cropped jeans which featured a zip element that allowed her legs to cool off during the Californian sun.
The former Ultimo model, decided to keep the rest of her outfit to the same colour scheme with beige ballet pumps, a structured handbag and tinted sunglasses which covered up her make-up free face.
MOST celebrity offspring have the additional pressure of following in their famous parents’ footsteps, but the heat is really on Rod Stewart’s son.
The veteran singer revealed to his fans last night that he and his wife Penny Lancaster are in disagreement over their eldest son Alastair’s career.
Because while football-mad Rod, 71, would love his boy to pursue a career in the beautiful game, Penny, 45, has aspirations for him to be an Olympic swimmer!
During his set at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday night, he told the audience that 10-year-old Alastair had scored a goal and he was very proud as he’d love him to be a footballer.
But he added: “But he is also a great swimmer. His Mum loves swimming and wants him to be a champion swimmer.”
A fan told The Sun: "Everyone knows Rod was a footballer before he became a rock star, but it doesn't look like his home football pitch will be getting much use from (son) and his mates
Rod owns a full-size football pitch at Wood House, the seven-bedroom Essex mansion that once belonged to Winston Churchill, but has had to downgrade to a five-a-side size one for his new home on the edge of Epping Forest in Essex.
The game has been a lifelong passion for the rock star who, although he was born and raised in North London, is a devoted fan of Celtic and Scotland because of his father Robert’s roots.
Rod even had a week’s trial at Brentford FC when he was 16, but music became a a stronger passion for him
He's experienced having a child later in life with a woman many years his junior.
And Rod Stewart, 71, drew on that to persuade his good friends Ronnie and Sally Wood to try for a baby, but admitted he can't stop laughing now that the couple are expecting twins.
Appearing on ITV's Lorraine, rocker Rod said: 'He doesn’t know what’s going to happen to him. I laugh every time I think of it
'I must admit it was me and Penny that was pushing for them to have children - I’m sure Sally [Humphries] wanted them but she just needed a spokesman and she got it in me.
Ronnie, 68, and Sally, 38, revealed they were expecting twins in December last year with the due date in June.
The couple started dating in 2012 after being friends for nine years when they met backstage at the Theatre Royal - where she was working at time.
They tied the knot at the Dorchester Hotel in London that December after a whirlwind six month romance, with Rod acting as best man.
The latest of Rod's eight children, Alastair, was born in 2011 when the singer was aged 66. The five-year-old is Rod's second child with Penny Lancaster, 44, whom he married in 2007.
But The Faces frontman confirmed he won't be having any more, saying: 'No no no no. I’ve got a hockey player, I’ve got a musician, I’ve got a ballet dancer, a jazz dancer they are all pursuing wonderful careers in the arts. Extremely proud of them.'
'I’ve got eight children and I think I am appreciating it more now in old age than I ever did before. I really cherish those moments. They don’t want to go to bed, any excuse to stay up, "Oh dad I think the house is on fire"…. Anything to get your attention.'
Rod heaped praise on Penny for the impact she has had on their family.
'She literally did bring us [the family] altogether,' he gushed. 'For some of the kids when she first came into my life, they obviously thought, ‘oh money grabber’ or whatever and protecting their dad which is quite normal but she’s won them over entirely now. Really, really, she really has, she’s a great girl.'
The star said he would like to perform at Glastonbury with the remaining members of his band The Faces and was waiting for an invite.
Despite being a septuagenarian, he has no plans to retire, confessing that the idea of it 'frightens me to death'.
He claimed he wouldn't know what he would do with himself once he stopped rocking, and added that he was born to be a rock star.
Rocker Rod Stewart will walk down the aisle for the fourth time next year – as he renews his vows with wife Penny Lancaster.
Rod, 71, and Penny, 44, will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a ceremony at the medieval monastery in Portofino, Italy, where they got married in 2007.
Rod revealed: “We are going to go down to Italy with all the same friends and do it all over again.”
Rod , who was previously married to Rachel Hunter and Alana Stewart, has been with Penny for 15 years and they have two sons together.
Speaking on Channel 4’s Chatty Man tonight, Rod said: “I always maintain you have got to wait until the right person comes.
“Don’t just go out with anybody, as if the wrong person is there then the right person can’t get in.”
The last time Rod Stewart saw Cumbria it was on TV, and underwater. “I was in America when it was going on,” he said of last December’s floods.
“CNN covered it very well. It’s heartbreaking. It seems to happen every year, in the States as well. Hurricanes in the Midwest and tornadoes.
“People build their houses up to try and protect them because they don’t want to move.
“I think the government is to blame for not spending enough on flood defences.”
“If in doubt, blame the government!”
The Evening Mail's sister newspaper News & Star has been granted Rod’s only newspaper interview ahead of his summer tour of UK football grounds.
The final date is at Carlisle United’s Brunton Park in June.
He calls from London, saying: “It’s sunny here. How’s the weather there? Has it dried out yet?”
Rod’s concern for the county was also expressed in a £10,000 donation to Carlisle United’s flood appeal.
When told how much this was appreciated in Cumbria, he says: “Think nothing of it.”
United’s chairman Andrew Jenkins is among those who were grateful.
Jenkins is also chairman of food firm Pioneer. On hearing about Rod’s donation in January he said: “I will find out if he likes meat and give him something just to say thank you.”
Rod confirms that he is a keen carnivore.
So what would he like from Jenkins’ table?
“Sausages,” he says. “A truckload of sausages! I’ve had Cumberland sausage – there’s a shop down the road where I live in the country.”
Then he laughs and adds: “How did we get to talking about sausages?”
Rod made his donation after reading that United had contacted top-flight clubs in England and Scotland, seeking raffle prizes for a flood fundraiser.
Only Sunderland, Everton and Rangers obliged.
“Have they had anything more from the big boys?” he asks.
Not as far as we know.
He responds with a swear word.
Football has long been a passion. Although born and raised in London, with the accent to prove it, Rod is a devoted fan of Celtic and Scotland. His father Robert was Scottish.
Rod has appeared at Brunton Park before – in a charity football match on a cold December afternoon in 1992.
“It was a great day out,” he recalls. “I think [former Scotland footballers] Jimmy Johnstone and Billy Bremner were playing. I can’t remember many of the concerts but I remember all the charity football matches.”
For most other people, Rod’s music stays longer in the memory than his football.
He is rock ‘n’ roll royalty. Record sales: more than 200 million.
Now 71, he has remained successful for nearly half a century, since his emergence with The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces.
Since Rod’s solo career took off in the early 1970s his songs have become the soundtrack to countless lives.
Rock songs. Ballads. Even a late-70s’ diversion into disco. Rod has survived and thrived through numerous fashions.
Few artists have such a potent back catalogue. There have been six British chart-toppers: Maggie May, You Wear It Well, Sailing, I Don’t Want To Talk About It, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? and Baby Jane.
Other hits include Hot Legs, Every Beat Of My Heart, Downtown Train and Rhythm Of My Heart.
Last year Rod released his 29th solo album, Another Country.
So how on earth does he decide what to sing in his live shows?
“That’s what I’m trying to work out at the moment,” he says. “I’m leaving next week to go to LA to rehearse for Las Vegas. [He is playing nine shows at Caesars Palace].
“It’s monumental, the amount of songs I can rely on. I’m not complaining – four decades’ worth.
“We’ll be doing a few from the most recent albums. But I’m not one who believes in shoving a load of new songs down the public’s throat. They’re here to hear what made me famous.
“If I saw Sam Cooke I’d want to hear him singing Bring It On Home to Me and Twistin’ the Night Away.”
How does it feel to stand on stage with thousands of faces staring back?
“It’s the most natural high you can possibly have,” he says. “It’s a very privileged position. I don’t take it lightly if I manage to attract 20,000 or 30,000 or 40,000 people.”
Does he get nervous?
“I wouldn’t say it was nerves. It’s a jittery anticipation. Unlike a football match, no one’s going to lose. We all go home happy.”
Football is rarely far away. He quips that he is in a bad mood because his beloved Celtic only drew last night.
Disappointing football results aside, being Rod Stewart sounds pretty good.
“I’ve got eight tremendous children, a gorgeous wife, my career’s going well. Saying that, I’ll probably be hit by a bus when I go outside!”
Presuming he avoids this fate, does Rod have a message for his fans in Cumbria?
“It’s going to be a wonderful show. I do hope the sun shines. But if not we’ll still have a lot of fun. It will be a sexy, wonderful, colourful show. And you’ll hear every song you want to hear.”
* Read more from our exclusive interview with Rod Stewart in The Cumberland News this Friday.
Rod performs at Brunton Park on the evening of Tuesday June 21. Tickets are available from www.ticketline.co.uk
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He was once described as being ‘tighter than two coats of paint’ about money.
But Rod Stewart showed he had a generous side during a trip to Paris.
When the 71-year-old singer and his wife Penny Lancaster spotted a mother and her young son begging on the street, they stopped their car to offer help.
They didn’t give the needy pair money though. Instead, Miss Lancaster was pictured handing them a bag of groceries and feeding them what appeared to be a baguette.
The couple were returning from hunting for antiques at the world’s largest flea market in Paris’s Porte de Clignancourt, when they saw Maria Canie, 25, a migrant from Kosovo, and her seven-year-old son shivering under a blanket.
The 44-year-old model spoke to them for about five minutes before heading back to her car to join her husband, who is thought to be worth around £150million.
Mrs Canie said Miss Lancaster gave them apples, biscuits, sandwiches and a bottle of water. ‘We were thankful to get some help from the nice lady,’ she said. ‘We didn’t know she was famous.’
She said she fled her home ten years ago with her family because people were unkind to them for ‘being gipsies’ and that she is unable to work because she has no official documentation.
It was Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, a former bandmate of Stewart’s in The Faces, who once described the singer as ‘tighter than two coats of paint’ and others have also accused him of being penny-pinching.
CAN this really be legendary hellraiser Rod Stewart ?
The rocker's instagram picture shows him working out full tilt in the gym - with the message "tour starts soon, time to get fit".
Rod, who is about to embark on his From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits tour , is pictured throwing what appears to be a medicine ball about.
The 71-year-old appears to be in good shape – but he'll need to build up his stamina for the international tour which will see him perform in Las Vegas, Germany, Amsterdam, Sweden - then back to the UK and Ireland.
The living legend will be back in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro in December and he'll be bringing with him his biggest hits from 1970 to 2016.
Demand for Rod's live shows are as strong as ever following the recent release of the musical star’s 29th critically acclaimed platinum selling album Another Country’, which shot straight to No2 in October 2015.
NEXT TOUR DATES
The Marquee, Cork, Ireland
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Badminton Estate, Worcester Park, Bristol
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