Tuesday 22 February 2011
Rocker Rod Stewart has become a father for the eighth time at the age of 66, after wife, former model Penny Lancaster, gave birth to a son they have named Aiden.
The British artiste and his wife said that they were "thrilled" to welcome their second child, a brother to their five-year-old son Alastair.
The couple went through three rounds of IVF before 39-year-old Lancaster finally became pregnant and she gave birth on Wednesday, reported Daily Mail online.
A spokesman for the pair said, "Mother and baby are healthy and blissfully happy."
The couple have been together for more than ten years. They were married in 2007 in Italy just outside Portofino, making Lancaster Stewart''s third wife.
Aiden is the star''s eighth child. Aside from Alastair, who was conceived naturally, the newborn joins Kimberley, 30, and Sean, 29, from the singer''s first marriage to Alana Stewart.
Stewart went on to have another daughter, Ruby, 23, with girlfriend Kelly Emberg. He then had Renee, 18, and son Liam, 15, with former wife, model Rachel Hunter.
He also has daughter Sarah Streeter, 46, who he fathered early in his career with art student Susannah Boffey and who was raised by adoptive parents.
But he has announced that Aiden will be his last child.
"I can''t have any more kids, otherwise I''ll be touring until I''m 90," said Stewart.
On a more amusing note, I received a press release from a betting company yesterday who are giving various odds on the future career of young Mr Aiden Stewart, who was less than 24 hours old when it landed in my inbox.
Here’s what you can bet your money on (seriously, do people actually DO this?)
Have a number one hit single before 2030 16/1
Represent the Scottish national football side 25/1
Represent the English national football side 66/1
Odds on Rod still rocking on in 2030 to see his son hit number one in the charts? He’d be 92 by then. Pretty good I reckon, he’s a bit of a legend and I’ve had enough of writing people off as being ‘old’ when they hit 60.