13:30 26 May 2005
Rod Stewart is to be a father again - at the age of 60.
The rocker, who already has six children, is expecting his first baby with fiancée Penny Lancaster.
The smitten couple, who are planning to marry later this year after a five year romance, have already told close friends and are expected to make an official announcement next month.
A friend of the couple revealed to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "They are so thrilled. They love each other very much and a baby will make their life complete."
Pals also claim the singer's proposal to Penny earlier this year came after they discovered she was pregnant.
The blonde model has reportedly since been spotted taking a baby scan photo from her handbag.
Just days after news of their impending wedding, the pair announced they were desperate to start a family together.
Rod quipped: "We've thought about having children, but I'll have to see how much I've saved up."
Penny has since admitted: "Rod and I are definitely planning kids. I love my work but I just want to be with him and have a baby."
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