Rod Stewart is ''ashamed'' of how he ended past relationships and is embarrassed running away from confrontations with women.
Rod Stewart is ''ashamed'' of running away from past relationships.
The music icon has been married three times - to Alana Hamilton, Rachel Hunter and currently Penny Lancaster - and has opened up about his womanizing ways in the past, now admitting he had a tendency to run away from failing romances.
He said: ''The one thing I am desperately ashamed of is the way I would finish relationships. I can have confrontation with a bloke but never with a woman, I just have to run away from it. It's sad, it's shallow and I'm embarrassed about it.''
However, the 68-year-old rocker added he is a changed man and claimed he was constantly ''looking for that perfect woman'' when he was younger.
He revealed to the Daily Telegraph newspaper: ''It was a long time ago. I was loyal to Rachel for seven years, and I've been with Penny for 13.
''I think I was always looking for that perfect woman, who obviously doesn't exist. I wanted to be married. I wanted more kids. I'm a family man, at heart.''
Still, Rod did admit he doesn't think many men would have behaved differently, given similar ''opportunities''.
He said: ''I was shagging my way round the world, like most blokes probably would if they had my opportunities.''