Rachel Hunter denies she is delaying the finalisation of her divorce from Rod Stewart, insisting she is baffled by their continued husband and wife status.

The model split from the MAGGIE MAY rocker in January 1999, but remains married to the 61-year-old, despite numerous reports to the contrary.

And Hunter, 36, insists she is doing everything she can to speed up the process.

She says, "The divorce should be through this month.

"I don't know why the divorce dragged on for as long as it has, but I'm not going for half his money and I'm not going to get a single penny's settlement."