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Thursday 18 December 2014

Another baby at 66 for Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster are expecting another baby
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster are expecting another baby

Rod Stewart is to become a father again - with the baby due just weeks after the rocker's 66th birthday.

The singer's wife, Penny Lancaster, 39, discovered she was pregnant again while celebrating the couple's third wedding anniversary in Portofino, Italy.

The couple have a four-year-old son Alastair while Stewart also has five other children from previous relationships with Alana Hamilton, Rachel Hunter and Kelly Emberg.

The pair said in a statement: "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."

Rod and Penny, who married in 2007, have spoken in the past about wanting a brother or sister for Alastair.

Penny said recently: "I think touring and running around interferes with things but we're still trying and have high hopes. Though once you get over 35 it takes a little longer."

Rod, who turns 66 in January, has been with photographer Penny for more than 10 years.

He has two children, Kimberly, 30, and Sean, 29, with first wife Hamilton, while second wife Hunter is mother to Renee, 18, and Liam, 15. Rod also has a daughter, Ruby, 23, from his relationship with Emberg.

Rod also has a daughter, Sarah Streeter, 46, who was conceived when the singer was just 18 and was adopted.

The Maggie May singer told recently how he wasn't anxious about being an older father, saying: "I'd love to be a dad again. When my first kids, Kimberley and Sean, were small I had to go off on tour and carve out a career for myself. Now, I can tour when I like."

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