Rod Stewart’s wife was devastated when she “thought her baby had died.”

Penny Lancaster, 51, and Rod Stewart, 77, met at a party in 1999 and began an affair after she began photographing him while he was on tour. Penny discovered she was carrying their first child when Rod proposed to her in 2005.

Alastair, now 17 years old, was born in November of that year. Penny and Rod soon desired a second child.

After two years of trying to conceive naturally, the couple sought medical help.

Penny conceived her second kid in 2010 after three “grueling” rounds of IVF therapy.