Huge congrats to Rod Stewart! The 72-year-old singer and his wife Penny Lancaster recently renewed their wedding vows in England over the holiday weekend. The couple shared photos of the ceremony with Hello! magazine, and donated the money received for the pics to the victims of the Grenfell fire. Early June, more than 80 people were killed when the blazed destroyed the London tower apartment block, which marked one of the worst city fires in years.
Further, in lieu of wedding gifts, guests were also asked to donate to the Grenfell fire victims as well. Stewart reportedly also gave a personal donation to the charity.
Ten years after they first wed in a medieval monastery in Portofino, Italy, the couple pledged their love for each other once again under a beech tree at their 45-acre Essex home. The couple stood by their sons Alastair, 11, and Aiden, 6; Rod’s daughters Kimberly, 37, and Renee, 25; sons Sean, 36, and Liam, 22; and Kimberly’s daughter, Delilah, 5. Lancaster's Cavapoo dog Bubbles also played an important role during the vow renewal, as he accompanied the bride down the aisle.
“Penny is my whole world. What a girl,” Rod gushed to the publication. “Love means many things to many people but to me it’s wanting to share everything with the one you love and I love Penny more now than ever, if that is at all possible. It was a beautifully romantic thing to do. We’re not proving anything, just sharing our love with our friends and family.”
Lancaster added, “Being able to reflect on those ten years and say those words to one another and still know we mean them is important. This felt more special. You get married with the hope that you’ll be together. When we renewed our vows, we said them not with just hope but with a reassurance. Along with hope, there is also faith, love and bringing all the family together.”