Jo Wood: ‘Ronnie’s Affair Did Me A Favour’

click image to enlarge
January 24, 2011 | 7:50am EST

Ronnie Wood’s soon-to-be-ex-wife Jo has vowed never to get married again, and insisted the rocker did her “a favor” by leaving her for a young, Russian waitress.
The Rolling Stones star walked out on his wife of 24 years in 2008, after his affair with Ekaterina Ivanova was exposed in the press.

The former couple’s divorce will be made official this week with the issue of a decree absolute, and Jo is looking forward to receiving her settlement once the paperwork is complete.

The 55 year old also insists she is not bitter about the acrimonious end to her marriage, because the break-up has given her a new lease of life.

She tells Britain’s Hello! magazine, “Ronnie and I have agreed on everything. When my settlement comes through, I’ll be a very happy girl… My life had been all about looking after Ronnie… I gave up my life for Ronnie, now I have it back…. How do I feel about the girl he went off with? She did me a favor. She gave me my life back.”

And Jo is adamant she will never consider walking down the aisle again, adding, “I don’t want to marry again.”

  Share/Bookmark