He used to frequent a local bar, where he would join in the odd jam session on his guitar, but that closed recently because of a fire. The cocktail waitress incident is being seen as the latest symptom of an alcohol problem which has seen him in rehab many times.
Ronnie Wood has walked out on his wife and four children to live with a teenage cocktail waitress he met in an escort bar.
The 61-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist has fled to his mansion in Ireland with the 18-year- old Russian blonde.
I’ve lived a rock ’n’ roll lifestyle to the full – crazy nights, parties that lasted for days, wild tours. But that was before I entered the weird, wonderful – and at times wacky – world of dating for the over-50s. Take the incorrigible bottom groper I met on my first date, or the Rolling Stones fan who only wanted to talk about my ex.
After all, there’s no longer any shame in using a dating agency.
Within weeks the girl from Moscow had grown so close to Wood that she accompanied him back to the home he shares with Jo and their four children in Kingston upon Thames, South-West London.
At the beginning of May, Wood invited Miss Ivanova to join him at his mansion in Clane, County Kildare.
He assumed that I knew who he was and went straight in with a question about what I did.
I said I made gorgeous organic beauty products but then worried that he might think I was trying to flog them to him. Get me out of here.’ He then started on about his ex-wife and how she’d taken all his money. I’ve actually met some lovely men alongside all the oddballs, but I haven’t come across the person who blows me away and who I can’t live without.
Asked if she thought the pair were having an affair, Jo told The Sun: 'They're not boyfriend or girlfriend - not in that way.' However Miss Ivanova has been telling friends a very different story. Whether or not he knows it, she plans a future with him.