Is my girlfriend the Stones' Yoko? Oh no, says Jagger

Yesterday Jagger was moved to put out a statement denying media reports that L'Wren Scott, has partner of four years, is causing a Yoko Ono-style rift within the Stones.

According to the claims, Scott told Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards to stop smoking in front of her. She has also been said to disapprove of their "bare chest and bandanna" style.

Jagger, aged 62, said: "It is completely untrue to say that L'Wren has caused a rift between myself, and the rest of the band. This is all nonsense, everyone has their own style. We have not had any disagreements about clothes, smoking or L'Wren, and this is all very hurtful for her."

The singer insisted his stylist girlfriend, aged 38, was close to all the other wives and girlfriends of the band. "L'Wren would not dream of interfering with a band who have been on the road for 40 years," he said. "The band, their wives and girlfriends are all getting along extremely well."

The Daily Mail quoted sources on the Stones tour as saying she has been nicknamed the "new Yoko Ono" after John Lennon's wife, who was accused of breaking up the Beatles through her domineering manner.

"L'Wren has started throwing her weight around pretty quickly," a Stones source told the paper this week. "She has made it clear she hates the fact that both Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood are chain-smokers and has done her best to try and stop them smoking in front of her.

"L'Wren also feels the band should smarten up their appearance but, sadly, that is falling on deaf ears - Ronnie still wears his Ugg boots everywhere and as for Keith, well, Keith of the bandanna and bare chest is not changing his style for anyone. Because she is a stylist she thinks she has the right to completely take over the Stones' style."

Ronnie Wood's wife, Jo, rebuffed the rumours and denied trying to get her husband to quit smoking. "Ronnie is the only one who can stop himself from smoking. No one can tell him to stop. Me and L'Wren went together to stop smoking in Boston three years ago. It's ridiculous about the clothes. Ronnie has the same look which he has had forever and that's not about to change.

"L'Wren did give some wonderful jackets to Ronnie that I loved and I told her if she found anything else I'd love to see them. L'Wren has got great taste, is fantastic company and is just one of the girls on tour."

Michael Cohl, the Rolling Stones' tour manager, added: "There is no friction between band members about their health, image or what they wear on stage - it is nonsense to even think that what the band wear for their shows at this point in their career is even a talking point. There isn't any malice towards L'Wren from any of The Rolling Stones. In fact, everyone gets on very well and I have enjoyed becoming her friend."

Ms Scott, born Luann Bambrough, is American and left home at 17, telling her family she was going to visit a friend in New York. She actually travelled to Paris, found work modelling, and changed her name. She has spent the past decade working as a stylist, dressing Nicole Kidman for four Oscar ceremonies, working with Sharon Stone and Mariah Carey, and on films, including Eyes Wide Shut.

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