‘I hate it’ Rod Stewart says one of his kids is always bragging about how good he is

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Sir Rod Stewart sat down for a candid chat with BBC Radio 5’s Headliners when he was quizzed on the relationship he shares with his eight children and some of the life-long lessons their rockstar father had taught them over the years.

The 76-year-old didn’t hesitate to answer, insisting that his kids have always been taught to be respectful and humble, which he believes is a life-long quality that ultimately helped him attain a career spanning fifty decades in the music industry.

Honesty, don’t boast. Be humble

Sir Rod Stewart

“Honesty, don’t boast. Be humble,” the Baby Jane singer told host Nihal Arthanayake. “One of my kids is always telling everyone how good he is, and I hate it.”

Rod didn’t elaborate on which of his kids he was referring to, but he did continue saying: “Manners is very important to me. As I told all my boys, manner will open doors for you.”

Altogether, Rod has eight children; Sarah, 58, Kimberly, 42, Sean, 41, Ruby, 34, Renee, 29, Liam, 27, Alastair, 15, and Aiden, 10.

Having sold over 200 million records with 32 studio albums and amassing an impressive £250 million fortune in the process — with his time now being spent between living in Los Angeles and London — Nihal seemed curious to know how the music legend himself has managed to remain humble.

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“I don’t know. I’ve always been humble,” Rod shared before admitting that he did experience a phase in his life where things had gotten a little out of control right after experiencing his first bit of success in the early 70s.

He deemed himself “unbearable” at the time with “all the shagging and the drinking,” but he stressed that this tumultuous period ended relatively fast as he began to grow out of that lifestyle.

“Yeah, it didn’t take me long to grow out of it. I was eternally thankful how my life has turned out,” Rod said.

For the past few weeks, Rod had been on a promotional tour supporting his latest album, The Tears Of Hercules, which debuted at No. 5 on the UK albums chart earlier this month.

One of his stops amid his promo tour included an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, where he was joined by his wife Penny Lancaster, whom he has been married to since 2007.

The pair spoke candidly about Penny’s menopause battle, with Rod later mentioning how he became “frightened” of his significant other who “really wasn’t the person I married”.

“I googled and googled and googled,” he gushed. “It said, ‘Shut up and understand,’ I mean it’s a fragile situation she was in.”

“You’re much better now, aren’t you?” Rod asked his wife, who responded: “I’m on the meds now”.


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Her husband chimed in: “I did my reading and just realised you’ve got to understand and get ready for flying saucepans around the kitchen.”

“It was frightening because she really wasn’t the person I married.

“But we talked about it which I think is the most important thing a couple can do.”

As Penny dealt with her menopause struggle, Rod was eager to educate himself on the matter in a desperate attempt to help and support his wife in any way that he could.

The Maggie May hitmaker said he found Penny’s mood swings to be very emotional, and what helped the couple get through this hurdle in their marriage was through plenty of “talking”.

“We talked it through, and I think that’s what couples have to do,” he remarked.

“Men have got to get on with it, understand and come out the other end.”

Rod’s latest album is available now on all streaming platforms.

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