Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart have announced that they are having another boy.
The couple – who already have a four-year-old son, Alastair, together – recently announced they are expecting their second child and decided to find out the baby’s sex, leaving little Alastair delighted he is going to have a brother.
Penny – who conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) - said: “I had a scan and, although it was quite early on, the doctor said he was 99 per cent certain it was a boy. You should have seen Alastair’s face when he found out he was most likely having a brother. It’s exactly what he wanted and his happiness made all the IVF treatments worthwhile.”
Penny – who married rocker Rod in 2007 – says she was desperate to have another child because Alastair was keen for a sibling his own age.
The 39-year-old model told Britain’s Hello! magazine: “Rod and I felt blessed already with Alastair but he’s always talked about his friends who had sisters or brothers. He’d return from play dates with my brother’s kids and say, ‘It’s not fair, they’ve got each other and I have no one.’ He has got siblings from Rod’s previous relationships but they’re much older. The youngest, Liam, has just turned 16 but he’s six foot tall!
“Alastair really wanted a little companion and always said he wanted a baby. I’d tell him it takes three things – Mummy, Daddy and God – and that maybe God thinks we’re so lucky to have him that he wants to give babies to other people who don’t have children. I said we were trying and praying and putting in as much effort as possible to give him a brother or sister.”
As well as Alastair and Liam, Rod, 65, has five other children from previous relationships.