Rod Stewart says that "sex was beginning to become boring" before he settled down with his third wife Penny Lancaster.
He tells London's Sun, "Late '80s, early '90s, always flying in models left, right and center. One would arrive, the other would leave... I was getting lonely. I thought, ‘You’ve got everything: women, great success, kids,’ but there wasn’t a devotion, someone I could be devoted to, so I got bored of it."
Rod and Penny, who'll celebrate their 12th anniversary in June, have two sons -- 13 year-old Alastair and eight-year-old Aidan. That's eight Stewart kids by five different women. And apparently, there won't be any more. Rod quips, "My cue is back in the rack, the banana’s back in the fruit bowl."
No more kids -- and sometime not far off, no more rock and roll. Rod's retirement is "closer than you think... I think I’ll always sing but I can’t always do this. There’s got to come a time when I’m going to say, ‘Right, put away the tight trousers and all the funny clothes.’" Don't expect an Elton John-ish grand final tour. Instead, Rod will "just fade away like the old soldier I am."
But he still wants to sing the Great American Songbook. Stewart met last week with promoters about doing what he calls "the jazz standards" at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Rod Stewart reunites with Jeff Beck on September 27th at the Hollywood Bowl.