English singer songwriter Rod Stewart has found a novel way of checking out Welsh actor Rhys Ifans' seriousness about dating his daughter Kimberly. Stewart, who has been a rogue himself, will be setting up a series of tests for the 40-year-old actor before he decides to give his blessings. The 63-year-old singer is very determined to protect his daughter, and it seems that his wife, model Penny Lancaster, 37, has been a good influence on him.
"Rod really likes Rhys and wants to get to know him and what makes him tick," the Daily Star quoted Lancaster as saying at the Ivy on Robertson Boulevard. "So he'll see if he can play football, what he knows about cars the music is already a thing they share," she added.
Ifans' pal also elaborated on the tests that Stewart has planned for his daughter's suitor. "Rod thinks that you can tell a lot about a man from his interests, and in the manner he attacks tasks... so he's determined to check Rhys out in full," the pal stated.