Some guys really do have all the luck… as this picture proves.
There are few men who manage to stay on good terms with so many of their loves. But Sir Rod Stewart, who has eight children with five different women, showed how close he remains to the mothers of seven of his children by gathering four of them together to pose during a family celebration.
Taken at the 40th birthday party for his daughter Kimberly in Los Angeles, the photo is believed to be the first time that so many of his exes have been seen together.
Sir Rod Stewart, who has eight children with five different women, showed how close he remains to the mothers of seven of his children by gathering four of them together to pose during a family celebration. Pictured with Alana Stewart, Penny Lancaster, Kelly Emberg and Rachel Hunter
Naturally, the 74-year-old singer is at the centre of the snap, dressed in a silk waistcoat and his trademark leopard-print loafers. Next to him is his wife, Loose Women panellist Penny Lancaster, 48.
She’s the only of the quartet who can call herself Lady Stewart, as Rod was not knighted until 2016.
They have two sons, Alastair, 12, and Aiden, eight. To Penny’s right is Kimberly’s mother, actress Alana Stewart, 74, who was Sir Rod’s first wife. During their five-year marriage she also had a son, Sean, who is now 38 and a musician.
Suzannah Hourde is the only one of the five not in to have reconciled with Rod
On Sir Rod’s left is his former girlfriend, model Kelly Emberg, 60, with whom he has a daughter, Ruby, 32 – who followed in her father’s footsteps and became a singer.
Kelly shared the photograph with friends, joking: ‘A mothers’ reunion.’ To her left is Sir Rod’s second wife, model Rachel Hunter, 49. They had two children together: Renee, a 27-year-old dancer and yoga teacher, and Liam, 24, a professional ice hockey player in his mother’s native New Zealand.
Sir Rod has spoken of how close he is to the three old flames. ‘They all live within three minutes of me, and we’ve all got children together,’ he said last year.
‘So we’ve got to be in each other’s lives for the rest of our lives.’
However, conspicuous by her absence at the party was Susannah Hourde. She had a daughter with Sir Rod, Sarah Streeter, 56, who was given up for adoption.
‘The reality is that he’s got a daughter whose life he messed up for a very long time — and my life, too,’ Susannah said in 2013.
Her daughter has, though, been reunited with Sir Rod and said: ‘I used to be like Susannah, full of resentment, but then I realised that dwelling on the past doesn’t get you anywhere.’