Rod Stewart's estranged wife Rachel Hunter has diverted her attention away from musicians in order to date Canadian ice hockey star Sean Avery.

The New Zealand-born model, 34, has decided to quit dating rockers - such as Robbie Williams and Puddle Of Mudd frontman WES SCANTLIN - to spend intimate time with 24-year-old LA KINGS player Avery.

Hunter says, "It's probably a good idea, if only to let the press interest die down. I haven't meant to date rock stars.

"In Los Angeles I have plenty of friends in the film and music industries, so it just ends up that way."

07/05/2004 13:44