Rod Stewart’s wife, Penny Lancaster has had a career change.
The ex-model has decided to pursue a career in public service, becoming a City of London police officer.
The 50-year-old first joined the force in 2020 as a volunteer special constable, then completed her qualifications as a Special Police Constable in April this year, meaning she now has the power to arrest.
According to Good Morning Britain, Lancaster first became interested in the role after appearing on the British series Famous and Fighting Crime in 2019, which paired celebrities with police officers to get an “inside look” at fighting crime.
“When you think of policing, you think of the most violent crimes but we’re out there to help the most vulnerable,” Lancaster recently said in an interview with the program.
“At this particular time there’s a lot of incidents on the bridges and I did help someone who was very desperate on the bridge the other night,” she continued, adding that she found the police work to be “rewarding in so many ways.”
In an interview with The Daily Mail, the TV personality revealed that being a police officer is “who I am.”
“I could be walking the red carpet with Rod, or I could be in our stable with my goats. But there comes a time when everyone questions themselves and asks, ‘Who am I? Who am I at my core?'” she explained to the publication.
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“This is what I feel I should always have been doing. It’s about identity.”
Stewart and Lancaster married in 2007 after eight years of dating. The pair share two sons, Alastair, 15, and Aiden, 10.
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