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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Stewart proud to be a father again

Rod Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster have had a second baby boy
Rod Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster have had a second baby boy

Veteran rocker Rod Stewart has become a father again at the age of 66 - to a baby boy named Aiden.

The singer's wife, Penny Lancaster, gave birth to their second child on Wednesday, weighing in at 7lb 12oz.

The baby is Rod's eighth child.

A statement released on the couple's behalf said they were "proud and thrilled".

They already have a son, Alastair, who is five but 39-year-old Penny struggled to conceive naturally a second time. Penny, a photographer and model when she met the singer more than a decade ago, underwent IVF and became pregnant on the third cycle.

The statement said: "After the long-awaited arrival of their second child, Rod and Penny are proud and thrilled to welcome Alastair's baby brother, Aiden, into the world. Mother and baby are healthy and blissfully happy."

The youngster was born in the UK but representatives for the couple would not give any further details.

Penny revealed in a magazine interview last year that she was pregnant and talked about the difficulties they had experienced.

Recalling the moment she found out she was expecting, she told Hello! magazine: "I couldn't believe it. I burst into tears. I called Rod when I was still sobbing."

Penny is the chart star's third wife and they married in Italy in 2007. Rod has children with each of his previous wives, Rachel Hunter and Alana Hamilton, as well as from a relationship with model Kelly Emberg. His first child, Sarah, was given up for adoption when the singer was a teenager.

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