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Rod Steward Was Terrible At Being A Dad For Years Until He Met His Wife, Penny Lancaster

Date June 8, 2018 13:57

British singer, Rod Stewart, has lived the life of a rock star with all the added benefits. He's had his share of women and fame.

He began to sing in the 60s and hopped around popular UK bands. Then, he released his first solo album, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A bad start

With a title like that, it is not surprising that the album tanked in the U.K. But while his career was having a slow start, he was building a reputation as a ladies man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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He had his first child being only 17 years old, so he had to give his daughter up for adoption.

His first marriage lasted all of 5 years and two children were born: Kimberley and Sean Stewart.

 

He got married again, twice, and had 5 more children down the line with the youngest born when he was already 66.

Getting fatherhood right

The rock legend is a great dad these days, but during the early years, he was not very present in his children's lives. He did not even acknowledge his teenage love child, Susanne Streeter, for 18 years!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Streeter is now 56 and she has come to terms with her father's choice to give her away. She has also tried to build a relationship with him.

 

And the reformed dad and knighted musician says that being able to look at his children is 'the best, proudest feeling'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 7th Birthday to our little fire, Aiden. ????

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It's no surprise then that Daily Mail claims he is quite the generous father. The older Stewart children reportedly get £7,000 a month from a trust fund, as well as other contributions. We dare to say it's well within their rights as their very wealthy dad is worth around £170 million. 

Penny brought them together

Stewart got a lot of help with figuring out how to be a dad from Penny Lancaster, his wife. She helped the family heal and today, the Stewarts are a close-knit household.

When they renewed their vows in 2017, the whole clan was there to witness the intimate family moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well here I am in Hawaii... With my gigantic family. #maui #stewartholiday #summer

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In 2016, on Lorraine, Stewart said of his much younger wife whom he married in 2007,

She literally did bring us all together.

They had dated for 8 long years before they made it official at an Italy wedding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stewart said the older children went from seeing Lancaster as a possible money grabber, to bonding with her.

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