The 65-year-old rocker announced his engagement today to a woman 31 years his junior. But according to his stepson, she may be exactly what he needs.
It has been almost exactly a year since Ronnie Wood split from his girlfriend of two years, Brazilian model Ana Araujo. But it looks like he has moved on, in a big way. The 65-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist announced his engagement today to 34-year-old Sally Humphreys.
“The twice-married, 65-year-old musician and artist separated from his second wife Jo Wood in 2008 and had a public disagreement with her over the auction of some memorabilia in Los Angeles, which went ahead earlier this month,” said Reuters.
Jo Wood also recently announced she will be releasing her memoirs in February, and she promises it will tell people everything about the life of the wife of a Rolling Stone.
Lately, Ronnie Wood has been focusing on his art career, and a few months ago, he opened a show in New York. The exhibit featured portraits of Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, among other celebrities.
Wood and Humphreys may seem like an odd pair, but according to Wood’s stepson Jamie, they make a good couple, and it was bound to happen.
“She’s a lovely girl, and she’s no groupie — I can assure you of that,” Jamie told The New York Daily News in June. “She’s a nice girl, and we’ve known her for years. She’s been a friend of dad’s for a long time, but she always had a boyfriend, which I think held him back. But now the boyfriend’s gone; they’re free to be with each other.”
Jamie also added that the age difference is no problem for the couple, and that Wood probably just needs someone he can settle down with.
“That’s great, because she’s exactly what he needs,” he joked. “He’s getting a bit old now — I don’t think he can keep up with bimbos anymore.”
The couple have not yet announced a wedding date.