Ronnie Wood hoping for third time lucky as he proposes to theatre producer love
30 OCTOBER 2012
He's been linked to numerous beauties since splitting with his wife Jo Wood. But now it seems Ronnie Wood is ready to settle down again. The Rolling Stone has reportedly proposed to his theatre producer loveSally Humphreys, whom he has been dating for six months.
A source told the Sun newspaper: "Ronnie and Sally have been friends for a long time. He always had an eye for her but she was in a relationship. They've been inseparable for months and he decided to tie the knot again. Keith Richards has been laughing about it. He's sick of buying him wedding presents."
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Sixty-five year-old Ronnie is said to have popped the question last week to his 34-year-old girlfriend after securing his financial future with a series of lucrative gigs with his band.
The guitarist is said to have grown close to Sally in November after he split with blonde promotions girl Nicola Sargeant. Their romance apparently sparked while they worked together on the musician's show Ronnie Wood – I Feel Like Playing - Live at the Ambassadors in October.
This will be Ronnie's third marriage. He was first married to Krissy Findlay, with whom he has son Jesse, from 1971 to 1978. He ended things with his second wife Jo after 23 years of marriage to begin a romance with then 18-year-old Russian waitress Ekaterina Ivanova (pictured).
Ronnie's other serious girlfriend was 32-year-old Brazilian model Ana Araujo. But they split in October 2011 after two years together, with friends saying they were prone to arguments. "I'm like Picasso, painting up the ladder after leaving his mistress at the bottom after a row," he said at the time.
Sources said Ronnie preferred to stay at home, while Ana like to go out to social events, and this often lead to disagreements. But although they went their separate ways the pair are still friends – Ana moved into a flat in just a few doors down from Ronnie's house in Holland Park.
He told the Telegraph: 'She's moved in two doors down from me. She's become the neighbour from hell. I'm joking, of course. We're friendly and everything, but she wants me to go round and visit the dogs and stuff. She is a bit nutty, but I quite like that about her. I seem to go for that sort of thing."
Ronnie's new woman is different, according to his stepson Jamie – Jo Wood's son. "It’s good for him because he needs someone a bit more like my mum – someone more solid – and that's what Sally is.
"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.
"She's not his type, that’s the unusual thing… That's great because she's exactly what he needs. He's getting a bit old now."