Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart: Penny is 'everything' to me
Rod Stewart says Penny Lancaster is ''everything'' to him and he has vowed to be with her for the rest of his life.
Rod Stewart says Penny Lancaster is ''everything'' to him.
The three-times wed rocker - who has eight children with five women, including Alastair, seven, and Aiden, two, with his current spouse - insists he will stay with the blonde model ''for life'' and credits her with helping him out of low periods he has experienced.
He said: ''I feel the same about Penny today as I did when I met her 13 years ago. She's so sexy and she's my best friend.
''I do get down - I get my black dogs. But they don't last long as Penny digs me out of it.
''Like the other night, I had a bit of a sulk because I didn't really want to go out so she stood in front of me and started dancing. That's how she cheers me up. I said to her, 'You could've been the most expensive lap dancer in the world.'
''But she's everything to me - a great wife, a great mum and a great lover. And I'm with her for life.''
In recent years, Rod, 68, has grown increasingly close to his eldest daughter Sarah - who was raised by adoptive parents after he fathered her aged just 18 - and though it was difficult at first to create a bond, they now feel like ''family'' to one another.
Speaking about Sarah - who has no contact with her birth mother Susannah Boffey - he told The Sun newspaper: ''She's a great girl. I didn't change her nappies or do homework with her like I did my other kids, so at first it was hard to feel like my own.
''But I've worked hard at it and now it's beginning to feel like we're family.''