Penny Lancaster l ooked picture-perfect as she celebrated 2022 despite fearing she’d ‘lost her sex appeal’.
The 50-year-old mum of two, who is married to singing icon Rod Stewart, posed up a storm in her Insta Stories wearing a t.shirt and shorts with the caption: “50 never looked so good”.
Penny’s stunning snap, in which she sits in the sun on a lounger was met with a flurry of approval from her followers.
However the model previously said she was worried she’d ‘lost her looks’ after speaking candidly about the menopause.
She admitted: “The menopause freaked me out at first.
“I thought, ‘This is the end of the road. I’m not going to have any more sex appeal.
“I’m not going to be as lenient or forgiving.
“I’ve got to say goodbye to the old Penny and say hello to the new one.”
Even Penny’s husband Rod said his wife was “no longer the woman I married” after her hormonal changes began to take place.
The pair were speaking to Hello! magazine after Penny joined their campaign for the Menopause Work Pledge, which aims to create awareness among employers of the changes female staff could go through.
On an episode of Loose Women prior to that, Penny cried as she recalled her difficult journey.
She spoke of her mood swings intensifying, confessing: “You feel guilty for being upset.
“You go for a coffee with a friend and they say, ‘How are you?’ And then you burst into tears and you don’t know why you’re crying.”
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She also revealed that she had been prescribed anti-depressants for anxiety and sadness.
“My anxiety has gone through the roof,” she explained.
However despite her initial fears, Penny told Hello!: “As you get older you embrace each stage of your life with more maturity, and give yourself a bit of a break.”
The stunning model married Rod in 2007 and the pair share two children Alastair Wallace, 16, and Aiden Patrick, 10.
The family gathered in front of their huge Christmas tree with their children, and some of Rod’s from previous relationships, as they enjoyed the festive season at their home.
Rod and Penny looked as loved up as ever as Rod wrapped his arms around his wife.
Penny’s 127k Instagram followers loved the sweet snap as they took to the comments with one gushing: “Beautiful pictures of a wonderful family.”