Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster open up about their relationships with his ex-wives

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Thursday, 5 September 2019, 6:48PM

Sadly, divorce happens.

In fact, it happens so often that there is one every 36 seconds in America.

But for Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster, their relationship with his exes has never been an issue.

Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, the 48-year-old former model revealed she has a good relationship with all of Rod's ex-wives.

Penny admitted she knew Rod came with baggage when she met him so she has always tried to "show kindness" to his exes, including his former spouses Alana Stewart and Rachel Hunter and ex-partner Kelly Emberg.

"When I met Rod, I realised it wasn't just us, it was the children, the ex-wives. I had to show that I was genuine, show kindness, and it works."

The group recently met up in Los Angeles for the 40th birthday of Kimberly and the 74-year-old rocker went viral after posing with his exes for one awesome blended family photo.

Sharing a couple of pictures to Instagram, the legendary British musician could be seen posing alongside his first wife, actress Alana (1979–1984), his ex-girlfriend, model Kelly (1983–1990), his second wife, model Rachel (1990–2006) and his third and current wife, model Penny, who he married in 2007.

Meanwhile, Rod admitted he deeply regrets the way he used to break off relationships in his earlier days because it wasn't until Rachel walked out on him that he understood how devastating heartbreak could be.

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He said: "I haven't treated women badly but I'm not proud of the way I broke up relationships. I was a real coward.

"It wasn't like Phil Collins. I didn't send an email but I've left a lot of broken hearts. I've apologised or at least tried to since.

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"When Rachel left me, I didn't have the tools to cope with a break-up. I went to pieces. It was terrible. If ever karma got me back, it was then.

"The other day, one of my boys had his heart broken and I said, 'Well, it's just as well it happened now because it happened to daddy late in life and I didn't have the hammer and nails and drill to deal with it'. You can't go over it, under it, round it. One of my daughters is in the same position right now having broken up with somebody. I told her: 'You've just gotta be brave, nothing lasts forever.' "