Sir Rod Stewart opens up about 'slowing down' as wife Penny Lancaster shares 'workaholic' lifestyle

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster

The singer shared his thoughts on retirement

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 09/07/2024

- 08:03

The Maggie May hit-maker has enjoyed a decades-long career

Sir Rod Stewart's singing career has spanned decades, with his many fans unable to imagine the day he decides to retire.

Thankfully for devotees of the 79-year-old, the Maggie May hit-maker has revealed he has no intention of calling it a day anytime soon.

Stewart expressed his continuous passion for singing and his career, explaining: "I don't see any possibility of slowing down anytime soon."

He continued: "And as I get older, I only really want to do things that give me great pleasure."

Stewart's wife Penny Lancaster, 53, backed him up as she remarked: "He loves what he does so much and will never retire."

Speaking to HELLO! magazine, she went on to reveal her husband's relentless energy expands outside of his career as she admitted she "struggles" to keep up with his fitness regime.

Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart

The couple have been married since 2007


She added: "He's a workaholic and constantly on the move. I struggle to keep up with his training schedule. He works out three or four times a week, even on tour."

Stewart and Lancaster share a large blended family, with the couple sharing two sons themselves, Alastair, 18, and Aiden, 13.

"We like to take every opportunity to bring the family, children, and grandchildren together," Loose Women star Lancaster shared.

"Part of the family lives in America, part in England, so it requires a lot of planning, but at least two or three times a year, the whole clan comes together."

She went on to admit the dynamics f having such a big family can be a struggle, continuing: "There are the usual family ups and downs.

"You have to use a lot of diplomacy, be patient and understanding. In the end, it's worth it because you experience this wonderful bond that only a family can have."

Just last week, it was reported Stewart's son Sean, 43, has split from his wife, TV producer Jody Weintraub.

The pair got married last year but sources say they've already called time on their romance.

Rod Stewart

Stewart has no plans to slow down anytime soon


It was also reported that the son of the 79-year-old singer has already been separated from Weintraub for "several months", according to sources.

A source said of the split: "They were doing so well for so long but then things went haywire earlier this year.

"They realised they were not a fit for each other after they started to fight a lot over everyday things."

The unnamed source went on to claim to that the self-proclaimed entrepreneur has already moved on.

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