Penny Lancaster has been spending some downtime with her family following her return to Loose Women earlier this week. Images of the star, who is married to Sir Rod Stewart, were uploaded to social media by her stepdaughter, Ruby Stewart.
The bare-faced ITV presenter was situated on the right of the photograph, wearing a navy halterneck swimsuit. She had her blonde locks in an updo to keep them from getting wet and accessorised with a pair of glasses perched on top of her head.
In the snap, Penny had her arms around Eloise May Darlington – the girlfriend of her eldest son Alastair, 18. She was holding Ruby’s baby son, Otis, in the picture, who had his wet tuft of hair spiked up. Ruby later likened the image of her son to that of the cheeky animated character Jack-Jack Parr from Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles in another series of social media updates.
Alastair himself was also present in the photograph, and was standing behind the trio as they enjoyed some quality time in the swimming pool. The sweet snaps come just days after Penny returned to Loose Women after a four-month absence.
She first joined the mid-morning mainstay back in 2014 but stepped away last year as a regular panellist.
Her return on Thursday comes after rumours claimed she had “quit” Loose Women indefinitely.
However, a source previously told Express.co.uk that Penny “loves the show” and she had agreed to “look at her diary again on her return in October”.
As per The Sun, it was claimed that Penny’s temporary bow out was due to “lengthy commitments” and “touring” with her husband Rod, 79.
The source said: “Penny enjoyed doing the show but it requires a lengthy commitment from regular panel members and this is something Penny cannot do. She’s touring with Rod and also has family commitments both in the UK and abroad.”
Penny and the ‘Maggie May’ singer have been married since 2007 and share two sons together: Alastair and Aiden, 12.
The family of four were recently seen dressed in matching tartan for New Year’s Eve, with all three boys wearing kilts to pay tribute to Sir Rod’s Scottish roots.
As well as Alastair and Aiden, Rod shares six more children with five different mothers — Sarah, 60, Kimberly, 44, Sean, 43, Ruby, 36, Renee, 31, and Liam, 29.
His third eldest daughter Ruby, whom he shares with former model Kelly Emberg, made headlines when she gave birth to her first son Otis Stewart Kalick last year.
Taking to Instagram to announce the news in May, she wrote: “This love… unlike any other love I’ve ever known….I am only a mirror of what I feel from you…
“I can’t remember what life was like before you….But nothing else matters now that you’re here…”
“Your arrival into the world marks the beginning of our family…it all started with you Otis…
“Otis Stewart Kalick. 05/9/23. 3:36 pm. 8lbs 8oz & 22 in.”