Rod Stewart wife's marriage shock
13:30 14 March 2005
Rod Stewart's estranged wife, Rachel Hunter, discovered he had proposed to girlfriend Penny Lancaster, after reading it in a newspaper.
The New Zealand-born beauty, who has two children with the singer - and is technically still married to the star - was reportedly "shocked" she had not been told personally of his marriage plans.
Rod and Penny announced their engagement on Saturday (12.03.05) after he got down on one knee in Paris' Eiffel Tower.
He slipped a diamond engagement ring on her finger, and whispered: "I love you - will you marry me?"
Penny, 34, later revealed: "I was stunned, threw my arms around him and burst into tears."
Meanwhile, Rachel who is currently dating ice hockey player, Sean Avery, 24, has also revealed she would like to get married again.
She said: "I am very happy in my relationship and I love the idea of being married."
Rachel, whose divorce to Rod is finalised in the next two weeks, is believed to have signed a pre-nuptial agreement before marrying the singer in 1989.
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