Generational pop star Sir Rod Stewart said that his wife banned him from being friends with Donald Trump despite living down the road from the former president and frequently attending his get-togethers.
According to multiple outlets, Stewart revealed the information in an interview with Scottish Field magazine and stated that his wife believes Trump to be a "disgrace."
The 78-year-old's wife, Penny Lancaster, is a former lingerie model who was featured in a televised dance competition series. The 52-year-old is also a special constable for the London Police.
"I have a house in Palm Beach just up the road from Trump," Stewart mentioned. "I used to go to his Christmas party and the balls he held, but my wife said 'no.' There was stuff he was coming out with, what he was saying about women he had known in the past, and Penny said 'you're not going – he's a disgrace,'" the singer told the outlet.
According to the Daily Mail, Stewart and Trump are neighbors in an exclusive Palm Beach, Florida, area, and have been friends for decades.
In 2018, Stewart said he had known "Trump for a long time. I've done concerts for him in his casinos. I live probably three-quarters of a mile down the road from him on the beach in Florida."
"He's always been extremely nice to me. He's let my friends use his golf course for nothing, and I've had no problems with him at all," Stewart added.
But Stewart wasn't the biggest fan of Trump the president: "Is he a great president? Nah. I think his moral compass is way off. But on the other hand the country's doing extremely well, although I believe part of that was down to president Obama – the country was starting to do great anyway, he's just carrying it on," he explained.
In 2020, after then-President Trump removed the United States from the Paris climate accord, Stewart said during an interview on Virgin Radio that he thinks "global warming is going to spoil the Earth."
“Blimey, so we need rock ‘n’ roll more than ever,” the host responded.
“Yeah we do," Stewart said. "With that prick in the White House pulling out of the Paris accord, that’s terrible.”
Stewart's interview Scottish Field does not appear to be published online; however the singer announced a new whiskey in the publication, themed after his song 1991 song "Rhythm of My Heart."
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