Rod Stewart says his love life used to be “a bit one in one out”.

At the start of his career, the British singer was known for his womanising ways and has eight children with five different women.

Rod, 67, has now settled down with model wife Penny Lancaster – but still remembers his liaisons with women in the past.

“There was a period in my life — and it wasn’t a prolonged one, maybe just a few years — where it was a bit ‘one in, one out’. The girls involved would never have known that, obviously,” he confessed to British newspaper the Daily Mail.

“I remember one night I’d driven up to Tramp [the London nightclub] from my home in Windsor, got a girl out of there, drove her back to Windsor and had my way. Then I took her back to Tramp and drove all the way back to Windsor with another one — although to be fair, I didn’t do the business with her until next morning.”

The music legend and 41-year-old Penny have been married for five years and have two children together, Alastair and Aiden.

Rod says he got “bored” of his many dalliances with women and is now happy to be in a loving relationship.

“I got bored of not feeling affectionate towards girls. I wanted to be in love,” he candidly revealed.

“I wanted something special. After a while it was sad, it was actually sad. I remember being at a hotel in Cannes and we were s***ging ourselves rotten and I said, ‘This is f**king depressing.’ And it was. You just felt empty. If you’re 17 or 18 it’s great fun, in your 20s it is fine, but the older you get… the more tragic it gets.”