Rod sighed: ‘I’ve never told my kids what they can and can’t do, who they can and can’t see.
But I tell them I had my own bad times and I get it.
I think he was wary of encroaching on their territory.’Daughter Kimberly, 37, is the older of his two children by Alana Hamilton.
She was five when her parents broke up and Rod was rarely around when she was growing up.
Six out the eight were there, making the old rocker glow with pride. Her mother, Susannah Boffey, was an art student girlfriend of Rod’s and he was only 17 when she got pregnant.
Rocker Rod Stewart, 72, is now a doting dad to all eight of his children, according to wife Penny Lancaster, but the singer did not even acknowledge his first child for 18 years... (Pictured: Rod with bearded son Liam, and his youngest boys Aiden, left and Alastair)‘It’s the best, proudest feeling to look at your kids,’ he says. Sarah was put up for adoption and only learned about Rod when she was 18.
I had no direction, I was searching for a kinship with my father - Sean Stewart‘I felt lost, I didn’t want to deal with my emotions so I just did drugs and partied and acted out because I was hurting inside.
I had no direction, I was searching for a kinship with my father,’ he said.
In her youth she was a socialite and pals with Paris Hilton, in LA’s party-hard scene.
She dabbled in modelling, launched a clothing label, dated the odd inappropriate rocker and got an embarrassing tattoo.
Was there ever a prouder father than Sir Rod Stewart? His paternal adventures began at the age of 17, and his youngest was born nearly half a century later, when he was 66.
Along the way there has been three wives, one long-term girlfriend and a teenage fling.
He was, by his admission, not the best dad in the world in his Lothario early days.