Who is Penny Lancaster? Her marriage to Rod Stewart, children, age and career revealed

4 March 2019, 17:46 | Updated: 4 March 2019, 17:51

Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart in 2015
Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart in 2015. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Penny Lancaster has been Rod Stewart's other half for nearly two decades, and she's currently fighting crime on our TV screens.

The model stars in Channel 4's Famous and Fighting Crime alongside other celebrities, as they join police on various operations around the UK.

But when did she meet Rod Stewart and how many children do they have? Here's all the important facts:

  1. Who is Penny Lancaster?

    Penny Lancaster in 2004
    Penny Lancaster in 2004. Picture: Getty

    Penny Lancaster is an English model, photographer and TV personality.

    She is probably best known for being married to rock legend Sir Rod Stewart.

    In 2014, she joined ITV lunchtime show Loose Women as a regular panellist.

    In 2007, she appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. She survived six weeks before being eliminated.

  2. When did she meet Rod Stewart and how many children does she have?

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    In 1999, Penny met singer Rod Stewart, who asked her to take photos of him whilst on tour.

    She gave birth to her first child, Alistair, in November 2005. In 2011, she had her second child (and Rod's eighth), Aiden.

    The couple married in June 2007 at La Cervara near Portofino, Italy.

  3. Penny Lancaster age: How old is she?

    Penny Lancaster was born on March 15, 1971. She celebrated her 47th birthday in 2018. Her husband Rod Stewart turned 74 in the same year.

    She was raised by parents Graham and Sally, and she also has a brother named Oliver.

    Aged six, Penny took up dance, learning tap, ballet and modern but quit at the age of 16 due to her height

    Six years later, she became a certified fitness trainer. She was later spotted by a model scout.

  4. Penny Lancaster height: How tall is she?

    Penny stands at 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) tall.