Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood to wed theatre producer Sally Humphries, 31 years his junior


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Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, 65, will tie the knot for the third time to a woman 31 years his junior.

The musician, whose songs include "So Young" and "You Make a Grown Man Cry", is engaged to theatre producer Sally Humphries, 34, whom he's been dating for around six months.

Wood,  who has famously battled drink and drug addiction, reunited with his Stones bandmates to play their first live concert in five years at the La Trabendo rock club in Paris last week to just 350 fans.

The rock guitarists' divorce from wife of more than 20 years, Jo Wood, was finalised in 2008. It followed a high profile affair between Wood and 21-year-old former cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova.

In an interview with the Independent earlier this year, Wood blamed the collapse of his marriage to Jo, in part, on his addictions.

"I'd gone a long while without drinking and drugging, and I thought, 'I can do it!'," he said.

"So I dabbled again, and it would lead to these mad, deranged arguments and in the end it exploded in the street... [The tabloids] were waiting for it to happen."

Wood's first marriage to Krissy Findlay ended in 1978 after seven years.

A spokesman for Wood told Press Association: "Ronnie is engaged to Sally".

A source quoted in The Sun revealed Wood popped the question last week after "securing his financial future" with the upcoming Stones gigs.

“Ronnie and Sally have been friends a long time. He always had an eye for her but she was in a relationship," the unnamed source said.

“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.”

The Stones are about to release another greatest hits album which includes two new tracks. Their new single "Doom And Gloom", which peaked at number 97 in the Official Singles Chart, is the band's worst chart performance for a new single.

The Stones have recently drawn criticism from fans for charging £375 for tickets for gigs at London's O2 Arena to mark their 50th anniversary next month.

In early October a documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, charting the Stones' rise to glory, was screened as part of the BFI London Film Festival.