Rod Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster have proven that marriage isn’t always a walk in the park. The singer admits that he and his wife had broken up for two weeks after an argument, according to Us Magazine.
Although the Grammy Award winner did not disclose when the temporary split occurred, he did share in an interview with Life Magazine that it inspired a song on his latest album, “Time.”
“I cover Tom Waits’ “Picture In a Frame” on my new album. Penny and I broke up for two weeks and the song is about that time,” Stewart revealed. “I asked her for a photo of herself in a frame so that I could see her when I went to bed and when I woke up.”
Stewart is no stranger to breakups. The father of eight had been married twice before tying the knot with Penny in 2007, and the rocker has gleaned some wisdom from his previous relationships.
“My relationship rule is, “Don’t argue after a glass of wine—leave debating until the morning,” he said.”I have always loved women, won some, lost some, but it’s not about the magic touch, it’s about being a better person and a good listener.”
Stewart goes on to explain, “Marriage is supposed to be a unison by two people. I thought I was ready but I wasn’t. I am against any of my kids marrying before 30.”
The 68-year-old pop icon certainly feels that his current marriage has benefited from his long years of experience. Stewart says, “I met Penny in my 50s and if I had not learned by that point in my life, I was never going to.”
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