Rod Stewart and his wife have learned that eight is enough.
The music legend and his wife considered adding another child to their family. But Penny Lancaster tells a British chat show they instead decided to get a puppy.
Appearing on Loose Women (a show modeled after The View and The Talk), Penny said their two sons were not thrilled by the idea -- and pushed for "getting a puppy instead." Lancaster also noted that there would have been a serious age gap between an infant and the boys, now eight and 12.
Penny Lancaster says she and Rod Stewart discussed adopting a child with their sons: [courtesy - ITV]
"We'd even considered adopting, but having discussed it with the little ones, they said they love our little brood the way it is -- and there might have been too much of an age gap. So they're getting a puppy instead [laughs]."
Penny Lancaster says her family has the resources to adopt a child. [courtesy - ITV]
Host: "Would Rod have been up for adopting? 'Cause he's got quite a few children. He's got how many now? Eight?
Penny: "Eight altogether, but you know, we're fortunate to have a big house. There's a spare room, extra love and funds that families need these days. And, we thought, 'Why not?' Give another child that needs [fades]."
For the newest member of their household, the Stewarts chose a Labradoodle, a cross between a Labrador and a poodle.