Rod Stewart to be hit for £35million by ex
13:30 22 March 2005
Rachel Hunter is to demand £35million from husband Rod Stewart in her divorce settlement.
The stunning model has hired top New York lawyer, Mike Heller, to launch the lawsuit which, if successful, will see Rachel acquire half of the singer's £70million fortune.
Rachel and Rod have been in the process of divorcing each other for the past 12 months and it was believed the former couple - who have two children together - were close to finalising proceedings.
However, Rachel was left fuming earlier this month after learning her estranged husband had proposed to girlfriend Penny Lancaster from a newspaper report.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Rachel had never really demanded much money from Rod when they split. Obviously he pays maintenance for his children, but she has always earned her own money. But she was upset and humiliated when she found out he was getting married to Penny. She wants revenge - and the best way to hurt him is in his pocket."
According to reports, Rachel - who split from Rod in 1999 after nine years of marriage - could also try and claim entitlement to the 60-year-old star's portfolio of worldwide properties.
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