Why Ronnie Wood ended his marriage to Jo
London: Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has claimed that he ended his marriage to wife Jo because he was fed up with being under her thumb.
The guitarist’s 23-year marriage to the former model collapsed after he had an affair with Russian cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova and went on a drinking bender that lasted 18 months.
However, now Wood, 63, has claimed he walked out on heartbroken Jo in July 2008 because he was ‘bored’ with his family making decisions for him.
“I was getting under the cosh too much,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
“I was bored with not being able to make decisions for myself. Other people were making decisions for me – including my kids.
“I thought: ‘Hang on. I’m not being in charge of my life.’ And that’s what I had to be,” he said.
At one point Jo’s son Jamie - Wood’s stepson - was managing the guitarist.
Miss Wood would also famously join him for the duration of every Rolling Stones tour in a bid to keep him on the straight and narrow - even preparing him meals on a two-ring stove in hotel rooms.
The star is now dating Brazilian artist Ana Araujo.