By Daily Mail Reporter
Radiant: New mother Penny Lancaster looked stunning in a pink maxi dress as she and husband Rod Stewart strolled along in Italy
As all mothers know, looking after two young children is not easy. But Penny Lancaster appears to be coping remarkably well.
The 40-year-old seemed radiant when she was spotted on holiday with her husband, Rod Stewart, with whom she has two sons, Alastair, five, and Aiden, five months.
Model Miss Lancaster appeared tanned and healthy as she walked barefoot through Portovenere, Italy, with her 66-year-old husband.
Italy is a country close to the pair’s hearts, as they married in the northern fishing village of Portofino in June 2007.
Stewart, who has six other children from previous relationships, said recently: ‘Before we decided to have Aiden, I said to Penny, “Look, I’m not getting any younger.
'I can’t be getting up two or three times at night. I can’t do 3am. Those days are gone”.
‘And she said, “No, I’ll do all that. You need your sleep, you old fella”. Penny has been wonderful.’
Stylish: Penny teamed the dress with a pretty crocheted scarf
‘Penny has been wonderful. She has brought warmth and comfort to my life.
'There is a commitment and honesty - everything you can imagine you would want a relationship to be.
‘It’s taken me quite a long time for me to get in a position of complete happiness with my partner.
‘Penny says I’ve changed. She says I don’t fly off the handle like I used to.
'I don’t walk out and slam doors. And I want to make conversation. I used to be a bit of a hot head.’
Holding the baby: Rod hugs little Aiden as the couple enjoy lunch with friends
Local cuisine: The pair appeared in good spirits as they lunched with friends
Stewart and Lancaster married five years ago, but they have been together for 12 years - his longest relationship.
His former wives were models Alana Stewart and Rachel Hunter. Stewart also dated actress Britt Ekland and model Kelly Emberg.
Asked what he knows about women and relationships, Stewart replies: ‘I’m still learning. You never stop.'