The Modfather Paul Weller won't add to brood

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 September 2018
Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller says he has no plans on having more children as he's content with being a father of eight

'The Modfather' Paul Weller doesn't want any more children.

The 'Changingman' hitmaker, 60, has eight kids like his rock star peers Sir Mick Jagger, 75, and Sir Rod Stewart, 73, and while he feels "extremely lucky" to be a father, he has no plans to increase his brood.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I think eight's a good number. It's my lucky number. But the difference between being 30 and being a dad and being 60 and being a dad is a different mindset.

"You have more patience, and you know, kind of, what to expect.

"I consider myself extremely, lucky, really, to be able to experience it and how wonderful it is, really.

"And changing nappies? Yeah, no problem. I've had enough f***ing experience."

The former Jam star welcomed his eighth child, daughter Nova, with his current wife Hannah - who is 30 years his junior - into the world in July 2017.

Hannah - who was a backing singer on his '22 Dreams' album - and Paul married on the Italian island of Capri in 2010 and already have twin sons Bowie and John Paul, who were born in 2012 and were named after late 'Life on Mars' hitmaker David Bowie and The Beatles stars John Lennon and Paul McCartney respectively.

The couple started seeing one another in 2008 after he split from his partner of 13 years Samantha Stock, with whom he has 17-year-old daughter Jesamine and 12-year-old son Stevie Mac.

The 'Going Underground' rocker also has 29-year-old daughter Leah and 26-year-old son Nathanial with his first wife Dee C. Lee, whom he was married to from 1988 until they divorced in 1994.

He also has a 21-year-old son called Dylan - named after the music legend Bob Dylan - from a relationship he had with a make-up stylist only known by the name of Lucy.

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