Ron Wood on the cover of his solo single Sure The One You Need from 1974, before he'd even joined the Stones.
Ron Wood on the cover of his solo single Sure The One You Need from 1974, before he’d even joined the Stones.


Guitarist Ronnie Wood, then aged in his early 6os, took up with a barely out of her teens > if that > Russian cocktail waitress in 2008, leaving his wife of 23 years, Jo, and their four children.

He was reported to have met Ekaterina Ivanova at an escort bar in London’s Soho district.

And that’s not his only liking for things Russian > Wood battling an alcohol problem at the time, drinking two bottles of vodka a day.

Wood’s publicist told London’s Daily Mail: “She is a drinking partner. When you’re an alcoholic and your family are all telling you to stop drinking you simply find someone else to drink with. You can see how it happens, you end up pushing away the ones you love because you don’t think straight. He’s fallen off the wagon big time. He’s spiralling out of control and every time he returns to his drinking it’s worse than before. He’s not even clear-headed enough to check himself into rehab.”

Surprise, surprise > the new relationship didn’t last long > and ended ugly.

Ronnie Wood accepted a police caution in December 2009 for allegedly attacking Ekaterina Ivanova after a fierce row. He allegedly dragged her down a London street, slapped and throttled her.

Wood eventually admitted himself into rehab to battle his alcohol addiction in 2008 > and again in 2010 > for the eight time.

* Some source material from London’s Daily Mail.

Rolling Stones pump out the kids

TWIN PEAK: Ron Wood and wife Sally Humphreys on the cover of hello magazine
TWIN PEAK: Ron Wood and wife Sally Humphreys on the cover of hello magazine


Mick Jagger, aged 72, baby No.8, with 29-year-old partner
Ron Wood, 68, celebrates having twin daughters

American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, 29, is expecting a baby with long-time lothario Mick Jagger, is was announced in July, 2016

Jagger, 72, and Hamrick have been in a relationship since 2014 and seen each other regularly over the past two years, London’s The Sun newspaper reported.

This comes about two months after Rolling Stones guitarist rockin’ Ronnie Wood, 68,  welcomed twins on board with third wife Sally Humphreys, 38.

Wood said: “Mick popped in on the third day. He couldn’t wait, I put one in each arm and took a photo.”

Humphries and Wood appeared on the front cover of Hello magazine with the twins.

“I’m the burper, walker, nappy changer and I’m still trying to work out when I can get to sleep in between all that. I have played the guitar to them and when I get round to it I will do some drawings,” Wood, also a renowned artist, told Hello magazine

The twins brought Wood’s children tally to six, while Jagger’s pending arrival will be his eight child, with five different women.

Wood celebrated his 69th birthday soon after the twins’ arrival and Jagger, born on July 26, will be 73 by the time his latest baby arrives.