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The Maggie May crooner, 76, was once known for his promiscuity and wild antics before he settled down with third wife Penny Lancaster, who he’s been married to for nearly 14 years. Sir Rod once described having to “peel girls off” him on tour in the US and eventually craved a relationship, adding: “I wanted to be in love.” Lumley was linked to the singer during her younger days and in a damning revelation Sir Rod revealed why their “fling” came to an end. 

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Lumley briefly dated the star in the Seventies when he “still wore pink satin suits and drove a Lamborghini”.

The Absolutely Fabulous actress, then a model, was seen in a series of photographs with Sir Rod where they appeared very loved-up. 

The black and white images showed them embracing and pressed-up against one another outside in a garden. 

In one striking image, the couple gave icy stares into the camera lens as they lay with their bodies entwined. 

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Lumley was in her twenties when they were an item and described Sir Rod as particularly “glamorous”.

ROD STEWART JOANNA LUMLEY RELATIONSHIP MUSIC LOVERod Stewart revealed that he thought Joanna Lumley was 'too posh' for him (Image: GETTY)

ROD STEWART JOANNA LUMLEY RELATIONSHIP MUSIC LOVEJoanna Lumley, who dated Rod Stewart in her twenties, was a model before she starred on Ab Fab (Image: GETTY)

In 2018, she told BBC Radio 2: “I went out with Rod Stewart for about 20 minutes, I suppose.”

Lumley then clarified: “No, it was a little bit longer than that.”

During their courtship, Sir Rod was still performing with Faces – who he worked with for several years after 1969.

Lumley “adored” the band and admitted that she was thrilled to get “to meet and know them”.

She even claimed that Sir Rod dedicated a song to her, which he covered because she “adored” the song.

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ROD STEWART JOANNA LUMLEY RELATIONSHIP MUSIC LOVERod Stewart and Joanna Lumley looked loved-up in their black and white snaps from the Seventies (Image: GETTY)

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The track, Girl From The North Country, was originally released by US star Bob Dylan in 1963.

Lumley recalled Sir Rod “pitching up quite early one morning” with a gift for her.

She said: “They keep very late hours, those boys, because they record through the night.”

Lumley later clarified that it was “quite late, in the early morning” and would have been between three and four.

She continued: “He had got this track and he put it down, and said, ‘This is for you.’” 

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