The Maggie May crooner, 76, was as soon as identified for his promiscuity and wild antics earlier than he settled down with third spouse Penny Lancaster, who he’s been married to for almost 14 years. Sir Rod as soon as described having to “peel women off” him on tour within the US and finally craved a relationship, including: “I needed to be in love.” Lumley was linked to the singer throughout her youthful days and in a damning revelation Sir Rod revealed why their “fling” got here to an finish.
Lumley briefly dated the star within the Seventies when he “nonetheless wore pink satin fits and drove a Lamborghini”.
The Absolutely Fabulous actress, then a model, was seen in a collection of pictures with Sir Rod the place they appeared very loved-up.
The black and white photos confirmed them embracing and pressed-up towards each other outdoors in a backyard.
In one hanging picture, the couple gave icy stares into the digicam lens as they lay with their our bodies entwined.
Lumley was in her twenties after they have been an merchandise and described Sir Rod as notably “glamorous”.
In 2018, she instructed BBC Radio 2: “I went out with Rod Stewart for about 20 minutes, I suppose.”
Lumley then clarified: “No, it was a little bit bit longer than that.”
During their courtship, Sir Rod was nonetheless performing with Faces – who he labored with for a number of years after 1969.
Lumley “adored” the band and admitted that she was thrilled to get “to satisfy and know them”.
She even claimed that Sir Rod devoted a track to her, which he coated because she “adored” the track.
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The observe, Girl From The North Country, was initially launched by US star Bob Dylan in 1963.
Lumley recalled Sir Rod “pitching up fairly early one morning” with a present for her.
She stated: “They hold very late hours, these boys, because they file by the night time.”
Lumley later clarified that it was “fairly late, within the early morning” and would have been between three and 4.
She continued: “He had acquired this observe and he put it down, and stated, ‘This is for you.’”
Lumley “adored Bob Dylan” and so listening to Sir Rod carry out “this fabulous track, touched me a lot”.
When Radio 2 host Jo Whiley requested the way it made her really feel to take heed to the track now – round 4 many years after their romance – she stated: “Fantastic…”
But then she admitted she was stunned to not discover her identify talked about on Sir Rod’s album.
Lumley stated: “I studied the album and it would not say, ‘Dedicated to Joanna Lumley’.
“So you will have solely acquired my phrase for it.”
Later when Whiley quipped that she might be making it up, Lumley replied: “I might be mendacity.”
Sir Rod additionally spoke out about their relationship and admitted that she “was an exquisite lady” however initially he was “scared” of her.
In 2010, he instructed Piers Morgan that she was “so uppercrust” it intimated him.
Sir Rod stated: “I was truly scared to speak because Joanna talked awfully splendidly.”
He thought she was “too posh” for him and believed she would mock him for the “North London” accent.
Despite his reservations, he described her as “fantastic” and stated “bless her” earlier than he claimed to really feel responsible about ending their relationship.
Sir Rod listed her being “too posh” and his longing to pursue different girls, as the rationale they broke up.
He stated: “It’s horrible, the one manner I can defend myself is [that] I was going by the playing cards.”
Sir Rod defined that “going by the playing cards” meant he was “looking for the correct lady”.
In 2012, he tried to defend his actions from that interval by claiming that ladies “actually threw themselves” at him.
Sir Rod instructed the Daily Mail: “You can’t perceive for those who haven’t been by it.”
He claimed to have been “actually peeling women off” and believed it was because of being “cute” and “British”.
Sir Rod’s urge for food for informal hook-ups declined over time as he longed for “one thing particular” as a substitute.
He stated: “You simply felt empty, for those who’re 17 or 18 it is nice enjoyable.
“In your twenties it’s fantastic, however the older you get… the extra tragic it will get.”