Rod Stewart is dubbed ‘cheap’ by his son in reality show courtroom

Sean Stewart, son of Rod Stewart and Alana Hamilton, is proving again that money can’t buy you class. Sean appeared on a reality television court show, a low end version of Judge Judy, defending himself against his former personal trainer Francois Xavier who was claiming $5,000 in unpaid training fees. Sean appeared on the show claiming that his dad is ‘cheap’ and he’s had a hard life.

Judge Jeanine Pirro heard he owed Francois Xavier Declie $5,000.

Stewart, 28, told the court his father had paid the bill with a cheque eventually – but forced him to pay him back in full.

Recovering alcoholic Sean, who has appeared in several US reality TV shows, said: ‘Actually, the money he gave, the cheque he sent to Xavier, I had to pay back.

‘My dad’s very cheap.’

The stunned judge asked: ‘Your dad has a lot of money, why is he cheap?’

Sean, 28, replied: ‘I don’t know.’

Declie, who trained Sean for over a year, was suing for $5,000 for unpaid sessions, an unpaid loan and lost wages.

He told how he continued to train Sean four times a week as the debt continued to mount because Rod had paid off a previous debt.

He said Sean had told him not to worry because Scottish singer Rod would pay him again.

Declie told the court: ‘He used to say, ‘Don’t worry, my dad will pay you.’

Daily Mail

Judge Pirro awarded trainer Francois $3,500, saying he contributed to the situation by continuing to train Sean despite the growing debt.

Sean has in the past traded on his family name, he appeared in the reality TV series Sons of Hollywood and obviously used his family connections (and money) to secure unpaid personal training for at least a time. I think it is extremely unfair to brand Rod Stewart ‘cheap’ though. I know it’s only $5,000, but Sean is 29 years old and living on a separate continent from his father, he should be paying his own bills. Rod Stewart has three ex-wives and seven children. He’s got enough people to support without having to send his son money and worry about whether he’s wasting it on drugs.

Sean claimed on the show that he’d had a hard life, presumably referring to the pressures of being a rock star son and his previous stints in rehab. The Judge, not unreasonably, said that it was “nothing compared to the struggles [I hear] all day in this courtroom”.

Sean was in legal trouble previously for beating people up outside a Los Angeles nightclub.

Sean Stewart is shown on 3/4/09. Credit:

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  1. Trey says:

    So he’s a scrub, like many other people out there. He can cry about it all he wants but he’s actually a very lucky scrub because he can forever capitalize on his pops, and now even his drug issues. Which is more than I can say for all the scrubs I know…

  2. Ophelia says:

    He’s such an ass. He has his first and last name tattooed on him.

  3. Rosanna says:

    Let’s remember he’s an addict. Addicts often label people if only they dare not give in to their demands.

  4. sarcra says:


  5. YoMamma says:

    Boy, I feel opinionated today. He is 29. He’s old enough to get a job and pay his own bills or not hire a personal trainer to begin with. These spoiled brat celebrities drive me crazy. I’ve got a 19 year old daughter who is much more responsible than this “MAN”. Sometimes her behavior frustrates me. I read this kind of stuff so I can put my life in perspective.

  6. Because I Say So says:

    I dunno…maybe dear old dad would stop being so “cheap” if grown-ass son got an actual job!

  7. Hel says:

    I hope Rod cuts him off – then Sean would be forced to get off his lazy butt and work for a living! Rod earned his millions and no parent should be paying bills for a 29 year old.

  8. Codzilla says:

    Isn’t his sister Kimberly a loser, too? Maybe parenting isn’t Rod’s strong suit.

  9. geronimo says:

    Yes she is, codzilla (and really skanky.) I love Rod but he’s got some truly horrible kids. This one and Kimberley have done nothing but live off their father’s fame.

  10. Feebee says:

    Rod’s scottish and I think the term they prefer is frugal.

    Seriously though, which ex-wife does he (the boy) belong to? I don’t think all the parental blame should be levelled at Rod’s feet. Sean needs a kick up the arse… a job would help and maybe some counselling to understand what a loser he’s being.

  11. Orangejulius says:

    The famous aren’t immune to having loser kids…

  12. Legend says:

    I don’t know – maybe he shouldn’t have to pay the trainer. He sure doesn’t look like he benefited from the trainers’ services ;)

  13. whome? says:

    Rod’s not Scottish…he just wishes he was, but he’s English. They can be tight when born over the border too you know.

  14. What an idiot…. Some people just have no class!