Rod Stewart's 8 Kids: 14 Things To Know About The Rocker's Blended Family

'70s rocker Sir Rod Stewart has recently been generating headlines in his native UK for his remarkable altruism. Despite once being an avowed Conservative — and, in his youth, a supporter of the far-right National Front – he has since switched teams and donated thousands of dollars to the National Health Service, paying for a day's worth of MRI scans for patients at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex. Such egalitarian acts have painted the rocker in a markedly different light than that of the peroxide mullet-sporting persona that defined him for so many decades.

And much like he enjoys spreading the wealth around, he also has a penchant for spreading the love. As such, he has fathered eight children by five different women. Do ya think he's sexy? His quintet of baby mamas sure think so. Fatherhood is incredibly important to Stewart and he loves having a blended family. "I've never been so content in all my life," he told Rolling Stone in 2018. "I mean, look at what I've got. I mean, apart from the financial side of things ... I know that's all materialistic stuff, but I have the most gorgeous wife, and I have eight wonderful children."

After welcoming his first child at an extremely young age, Stewart has had decades to master the art of fatherhood. Once a humble gravedigger staring into the ground, he now gets to look up and shine as both a star and a loving father: here are 14 things to know about the rocker's bountiful blended family.

As a teen, he gave Sarah Streeter up for adoption

Sarah Streeter is Rod Stewart's first child, born in 1963 to the rocker and his girlfriend Susannah Hourde. At the time of his daughter's birth, Stewart was just 17 and he was absent throughout her adult life. Accordingly, she was briefly raised by Hourde, who struggled with single motherhood. When Streeter was one, her parents made the difficult decision to put her up for adoption; after years in foster care, she was adopted at age five. It wasn't until she turned 18 that Streeter discovered that the rock superstar was her biological father. "I was very young then," she recalled to the Daily Mail. "What young woman wouldn't have been blown away by the news that their dad was Rod Stewart? It was entirely natural."

On the "Stars Cars Guitars" podcast, Jim Cregan, Stewart's guitarist, revealed that Streeter arrived at the studio one day claiming to be Stewart's daughter; Cregan immediately noticed her strong resemblance to his distinctive looking bandmate. But Stewart was angry that Streeter had spilled the tea to the press rather than coming to him first. Despite the initial bad blood, the two have since reconciled and share a belated bond.

Discussing the reunion with The Mirror, Stewart admitted that he has struggled with calling Streeter his daughter. "We've just began to call each other 'father and daughter', which was hard because I didn't change nappies or take her to school, or help her do her homework," he reflected.

Sarah Streeter has had personal struggles

As with so many troubled children of famous rock stars, Sarah Streeter struggled with a number of personal issues. Although she and her father have since reconciled, she has been open about the substance misuse that blighted her life for many years. Accordingly, she felt guilty about the pain that her illness caused her family members. 

"Why I'm still here I don't know," she told the Daily Mail in 2018. "I carry a huge amount of guilt about what I put people through ... But I've chosen to talk about it because I think it's important to be honest, and to show that even if you hit rock-bottom you can get over it." Despite only having reunited with her father recently, she felt comfortable enough to confide in him regarding her inner turmoil. Subsequently, opening up about these issues ultimately aided her recovery, as Stewart looked at his daughter's substance misuse sans judgment.

In an earlier Daily Mail interview, Streeter's mom blamed Stewart for her daughter's substance issues. However, Streeter told the outlet that she has since forgiven her famous father. Having witnessed her own mother's ongoing resentment towards Stewart, Streeter explained that she vowed to never hold onto bitterness. "I used to be like Susannah, full of resentment, but then I realized that dwelling on the past doesn't get you anywhere," she said. "It feels like on her deathbed, my mother will still be saying 'That terrible Rod Stewart,' and that's really sad."

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Kimberly Stewart had a baby with a Hollywood A-lister

Rod Stewart welcomed his second daughter, Kimberly, with his first wife, Alana, in 1979. Arguably the most famous and media savvy of the Stewart offspring, Kimberly has generated headlines ever since she first shot to fame as a model in the 2000s. In 2006, Rod himself was responsible for thrusting his daughter into the spotlight after alleging that Kimberly was struggling with alcohol misuse, which had supposedly damaged her liver. "I love my dad but sometimes he has a big mouth and not just when he's singing," Kimberly clarified to People.

In 2011, she made headlines again when it was revealed that she had a love child, daughter Delilah, with Hollywood actor Benicio del Toro. The Daily Mail reported that Rod was thrilled to have welcomed his first grandchild, and was present at Delilah's birth. "My joy is indescribable," he enthused. Unfortunately for Kimberly, however, her dalliance with de Toro proved to be just that and nothing more. 

As reported by Closer (via the Irish Independent), she wanted a long-term relationship with the actor, something he had no interest in. "Kim was hoping they'd live happily ever after," a source divulged. "Kim knew Benicio just considered her a fling. Then when she ended up pregnant, Benicio said he wouldn't marry her and didn't want a relationship — but he'd support the baby." The ex-lovers now co-parent Delilah, with Kimberly sharing a snap of her daughter and baby daddy on Instagram in 2023.

Kimberly Stewart has a famous stepfather

Although she dabbled in modeling and TV appearances, for many years Kimberly Stewart found it difficult to forge a career for herself. In a 2012 interview with Evening Standard, Rod expressed concern about his daughter's reliance on enjoying the perks of being a socialite. In particular, he aired his frustrations at Kimberly using her monthly allowance to buy make-up rather than essentials. "I say to my children, you can't take the attitude that because your dad is Rod Stewart you don't have to work," he said. "It's good for the soul to go out and do a proper day's work. I once dug graves in Highgate cemetery. I've always worked."

But soon enough, Kimberly found a way to utilize her nepo baby fame to her advantage. Subsequently, she embarked on a reality TV career showcasing her famous kinfolk. Through her mom, Alana, Kimberly's stepfather is actor George Hamilton. Thus, in 2015, the E! reality series "Stewarts and Hamiltons" was born. The short-lived show starred Kimberly, her mom Alana, stepfather George, and brothers Sean and George Jr., as they navigated the complexities of an A-list blended family.

Discussing her unusual family set-up with Hello!, Kimberly confessed that she sometimes struggles to keep up with the myriad members of the respective Stewart and Hamilton clans. "Dad is very involved and is also the peacemaker," she said, "although sometimes he can be the s*** stirrer! .. He's got a very mischievous sense of humor."

Sean Roderick's frequent run-ins with the law

Rod Stewart's first son, Sean, was born in 1980, the singer's second child with Alana. Unfortunately, Sean has had his fair share of misadventures. In 2002, the then 22-year-old had his first run-in with the law when he was jailed for assaulting a man in Florida, a crime for which he was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years probation, per the Los Angeles Times. Five years later, he was arrested again, this time after allegedly assaulting a couple in Hollywood. Along with two pals, he is said to have viciously attacked the couple as they sat in their parked car, leaving one of the victims in hospital after she suffered severe lacerations from shattered glass, per TMZ. The charges were later dismissed.

In 2019, both Sean and his father were accused of assaulting a security guard at a swanky hotel in Palm Beach after they were barred from attending a New Year's Eve party, per CBS News. They both pleaded guilty to simple battery, apparently as a means of avoiding jail time and further negative publicity (as opposed to actually assaulting the man).

By 2022, Sean seemed to finally be on the right side of the law, but he found himself in the tabloids once again when he was hospitalized and left in a neck brace after a nasty accident. "I got hit by a truck at a red light. Hard out there on these streets," he wrote on his Instagram story (via the Independent).

Sean Roderick is a reality TV star

Prior to starring in "Stewarts and Hamiltons," Sean Stewart featured in the reality TV series "Sons of Hollywood" in 2007. As the title suggests, the show is centered on various A-list progeny as they set about forging careers in their own right. The New York Times heavily criticized Sean's appearance on the series, claiming that he comes across as thoroughly dislikeable.

Having received overwhelmingly negative reviews, "Sons of Hollywood" aired for just one season. Sean moved onto "Celebrity Rehab" the following year. On "Brandi Glanville Unfiltered," he discussed his rehab stint and recovery. "I've done my partying," he said. "I've done enough drugs to kill Hollywood ... I'm glad I went through what I went through because I wouldn't be the person I am today."

In a 2015 interview with the Daily Mail, Sean, then starring in "Stewarts and Hamiltons," said that he hoped his reality TV career would help him reconcile his past legal woes, and alter his less than wholesome public image. Accordingly, he revealed that he was growing increasingly comfortable with the minutiae of his life being documented for all the world to see. "At first we were a little nervous and thought maybe this was going to be weird, you know we have these private lives and we are letting cameras in," he explained. "But then, it was so magical and was so fun and I would be so happy if I could get to do this for years and years to come."

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Ruby Stewart is a model and singer

By the late '80s, Rod Stewart had moved onto model Kelly Emberg, and the couple had a daughter, Ruby, in 1987. In 2005, the then 18-year-old Ruby made her runway debut when she modeled for Karen Walker. "Ruby's unpretentious youthfulness is a great fit with the new 'Karen in TV Land' collection for next summer," the designer told the New Zealand Herald. Her talent did not go unnoticed: two years later, she scored a $120,000 deal with lingerie brand Ultimo, per the Daily Mail. However, Rod was reportedly unhappy with his young daughter posing for lingerie snaps.

Soon enough, Ruby pursued an entirely different career path, following in her dad's footsteps. In an interview with Express and Star, she revealed that she was inspired to become a singer after witnessing her father's devotion to his craft. "When I was a kid, my dad would have to go away for months at a time. I don't think I ever really understood when I was little," she said. "But now I definitely empathize with him and just how much he loves his job. When I was 13, I thought to myself 'I could do this for the rest of my life'. I certainly don't think I missed out at all." In 2014, Rod and Ruby had the opportunity to share their musical passions when they performed a moving duet of "Forever Young" at one of the former's stadium concerts.

Ruby and Kimberly were once estranged

As the offspring of different mothers, Ruby and Kimberly Stewart haven't always been super close. In a 2012 interview with Look Magazine (via Evening Standard), Ruby admitted that she was estranged from her elder half-sister for many years and the two outright avoided speaking to each other. "I love Kimberly to death, but there was a point when we were younger when we didn't talk," she confessed. "It was partly because of our ages and we lived in a different place."

Speaking to The Times about the pair's once strained relationship, Ruby revealed that she felt a tad resentful growing up, since her elder sister was raised in opulence and had unlimited access to material goods. Ruby, meanwhile, was taught to work for toys and other luxuries in order to stay grounded. Although once a disgruntled youth, she conceded that she was ultimately grateful for not having been spoiled as a child.

Although the pair now share a much closer bond, Ruby admitted that she and Kimberly don't always see eye to eye and aren't immune to the occasional fight. "We have two kinds of fights — nitty fights, which I don't really count because we get over them without even having to say sorry," she revealed. "Then there are the other kind, which are really painful, and afterwards we don't speak for a month ... We'll never admit we're wrong. We've worked on that a lot, but we're basically very different people."

Renee Stewart struggled with having famous parents

After splitting from Kelly Emberg, Rod Stewart became smitten with New Zealand model Rachel Hunter. The pair wed in 1991, with the model becoming the second Mrs. Stewart. To millennials, Hunter is probably best known as Stacy's mom in Fountains of Wayne's titular 2003 hit. She and Rod welcomed a daughter, Renee, a year after they tied the knot.

As a youngster, Renee soon suspected that her father had numerous baby mamas. This became resoundingly clear when her half-brother and many half-sisters would frequently visit the family home, as she revealed to The Times. But as the daughter of a rock star and a supermodel, Renee was extremely uncomfortable growing up in the limelight. Subsequently, she tried to keep her father's superstardom a secret from her peers. "It's just not cool to talk about your parents," she said. "When I was at school in LA, if people asked me what my dad did I'd say, 'Oh he's in entertainment' ... You want to make your own life ... Trading off it can really screw you up and it kind of makes people cringe."

In a 2019 interview with the Daily Mail, Rod acknowledged that marrying Hunter at such a young age contributed to their discordant family life. "She was just 21 when we married and a mum a year later," he reflected. "My sister Mary told me she was too young for me as we were walking down the aisle. And she was right."

Renee Stewart is a dancer and yoga expert

Rather than living in her famous father's shadow, Renee (who, it should be noted, stands apart from her siblings due to being a lone brunette) was determined to follow her own path in life. In 2015, she revealed to Hello! that she was pursuing a career as a dancer, having graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School. "I grew up in an artistic family but you want to build your own identity," she explained. "That's important."

Accordingly, Renee has been intent on leading a normal existence away from the spotlight. Testament to this, she hasn't depended on her father's bank balance to get by. For instance, chatting to the Daily Mail, she revealed that she was relying on an £80 (around $96) a month student travel card when studying at dance school. "Now it's so expensive. I just walk a lot more," admitted the canny contortionist.

In her interview with The Times, Renee revealed that she had qualified as a yoga teacher in 2019. "Before yoga I was creating this existence for myself based on fear, waiting for this or that to happen before I felt my life had begun ... I didn't want to feel like that any more," she disclosed. "Yoga gives you control over mind and body — and that is really all you've got." She currently holds night classes at London's FieldWorks Dance, where she focuses on cultivating stillness and a sense of inner peace through meditation.

Liam McAlister is a hockey player

It wasn't until Rod Stewart approached his late 40s that he welcomed another son into his life. In 1994, Rachel Hunter gave birth to the couple's second child, Liam McAlister. Liam largely stays out of the limelight and keeps himself to himself. An ice hockey player, he plays for Milton Keynes Lightning as a forward. He could have enjoyed a more illustrious career were it not for a nasty injury resulting in a concussion. Regardless of his son's athletic status, Rod is undoubtedly one proud papa.

In 2022, Rod was spotted cheering his son on at one of his hockey games, in which Milton Keynes Lightning proved victorious. Like his famous father, Liam has used his platform to advocate for the plight of Ukrainian refugees. He was snapped holding the Ukrainian flag as part of MK Lightning's commitment to boycotting companies backed by Russia.

Away from his sporting career, Liam is in a relationship with Nicole Artukovich. In January 2023, the happy couple announced that they were expecting a baby, posting a sweet Instagram montage in which they celebrated the results of their ultrasound. The news was met with elation from various members of the extended Stewart clan, evincing the family's closeness. "The best. Love you both," commented Liam's half-sister Kimberly. Meanwhile, Ruby wrote, "(Ugly crying) love you guys so happy for you two." As of this writing, Ruby is also expecting a child, with 2023 proving a burgeoning year for the Stewart brood.

Alastair Wallace trained for the Olympics

Sadly, Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter's marriage was not to be, with the couple divorcing in 2006. In his Rolling Stone interview, Stewart disclosed that the divorce from Hunter was the darkest period of his life. But soon enough, another statuesque blond — model-turned-cop Penny Lancaster — came into his life. "On the same day that I broke up with Rachel, Penny appeared at the Dorchester hotel," he recalled. "She was dared by one of her friends to go over and ask for Rod Stewart's autograph, and she did."

Subsequently, Lancaster gave birth to the couple's son, Alastair Wallace, in 2005. In 2017, it was reported by the Daily Record that the then 11-year-old Alastair was a keen swimmer and Rod was encouraging his son's sporting dreams by building a swimming pool on the family estate. "He is a great swimmer," Rod said. "His mum loves ­swimming and wants him to be a champion swimmer." Alastair has won a number of swimming medals and posed for snaps with Olympic champ Michael Phelps as a prodigy.

Since then, however, he has appeared to eschew swimming for strutting. Following in his mom's footsteps, Alastair recently moved onto modeling. In 2022, the teen starred in a billboard for high-end streetwear brand Palm Angels. Proud dad Rod posted a wholesome Instagram pic of the pair after Alastair modeled for the brand in Milan. Here's hoping Alastair is enjoying his newfound life of handbags and gladrags.

Rod Stewart had Aiden Patrick when he was 66

Still fathering kids into his golden years, Rod Stewart is proof that one is only as old as they feel. His youngest and eighth child, Aiden Patrick, was born in 2011 when Stewart was 66 and Penny Lancaster was 39. "We were thrilled and delighted to be able to tell Alastair that he was going to be a big brother," the couple told People.

Becoming a dad later in life has proven beneficial for the rocker. In his 2019 interview with the Daily Mail, Rod said that he had more time for his sons in his latter years, explaining that he struggled to be present in his eldest children's lives due to a hectic work schedule and hefty debt. But now, the singer gets to see his boys grow up and witness the everyday joys of fatherhood, something he rarely had the opportunity to experience with his older children. "They're at the same school now. It's wonderful to see them go off every morning in their uniforms," he enthused. "They've given me a new lease of life."

That doesn't mean that Stewart has forgotten about his other children, of course. As he told People, he wants to ensure that all of his kids get to bond with one another. "I want to enjoy my kids," he said. "We're all planning a massive vacation somewhere. It's hard to get them all together because they are all off in different directions. But I am so proud of them."

Rod Stewart feared Aiden Patrick had a heart attack

Blessed with two young sons, Rod Stewart is more content than ever. But he has endured some deeply traumatic experiences in recent years. In 2022, he revealed that 11-year-old Aiden was rushed to the hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack during a soccer game. "We thought my boy had a heart attack," he told FourFourTwo magazine (via Independent). "He was going blue and was unconscious until he calmed down. It was scary, but it turned out to be a panic attack." The incident came as a shock to soccer-loving Rod, who conceded that he had never before witnessed multiple casualties at a game (another boy fell ill during the same game and was hospitalized). "In all of my days watching football, that's the only time two ambulances had been called," he said.

As a 2016 study illustrates, panic attacks can often mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, including chest pains and palpitations. Thankfully, Aiden appears to have received the care that he needs, with mom Penny sharing an adorable Insta photo of the happy youngster as he celebrated his 12th birthday in February 2023. Evidently, Rod is protective of his family and is intent on safeguarding his kids' health and wellbeing. By speaking openly about his son's experiences of panic attacks, he has helped raise awareness of the oft misunderstood condition and the lingering stigma associated with mental health.

If you or someone you know needs help with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.