Rod Stewart says he married too young as he had ‘more partying, drinking and sh**ing to do’

Singing sensation Rod Stewart says his dad was right to tell him he was too young to marry Alana Stewart when he was 34. Rod is currently enjoying his third marriage

Rod Stewart first married at 34
Rod Stewart first married at 34

Rod Stewart has revealed he feels he tied the knot too young at the age of 34 when he married Alana Stewart.

The rocker, now 76, has admitted his dad was right when he told him he should wait – and he’s now passing that advice onto young couples and singles of today.

The Maggie May singer confessed he thought he was ready to wed his first wife, but evidently his dad was proven right and the pair split in 1984 five years after saying “I do”.

Rod told PEOPLE magazine: “When I told my dad I was getting married, he said, ‘You’re far too young,'” Stewart recalls. “He was right. I still had a lot of living, partying, drinking and sh**ing to do.”

Six years after his first divorce, the singer met his second wife Rachel Hunter.

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster enjoying racing at Cheltenham


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He admitted he “really thought she was the one” when he married her aged 45. However, she left him in 1999 after nine years of marriage and he quickly met his third – and current wife – Penny Lancaster.

Of his breakup from Rachel, Rod said it was heartbreaking and joked: “No one breaks up with Rod.”

However, it all worked out for the best as he gushed: “[Penny] has mended my heart in more ways than one.”

The duo married in 2006 and the iconic singer described their partnership as the “perfect relationship”.

He added: “I always tell the girls in my band and my daughters, ‘A woman has so much living to do.’ It’s your life! Forget men!”

Of his current relationship, he says intimacy has been the key to success with the pair enjoying a “kiss and a cuddle and a hold”.

“Penny and I do that every morning,” he said. “We hug each other — sometimes in bed, sometimes out of bed, all throughout the day. It’s a wonderful relationship. Lucky geezer, aren’t I?”

Rod and his 50-year-old wife share two sons, Alastair, 15, and Aiden, 10. He also has a 58-year-old daughter called Sarah with ex-girlfriend Susannah Boffey who was placed for adoption when Rod was a teen.

Rod Stewart with his family


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He shared son Sean 41, and daughter Kimberly, 42, with Alana, daughter Ruby, 34, with ex-girlfriend Kelly Emberg, and daughter Renee, 29, and Liam, 27, with his second wife Rachel.

Rod says he’s happiest when he sees his kids and wife smiling and admits he can’t think of anything better.

While he is set to take up residency once again in Las Vegas, he says that his success comes from being able to look after his children and says “there’s nothing like having kids”.

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