Ronnie Wood's house ultimatum
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 July 2008
Ronnie Wood's wife has told him to sell his Irish house or risk losing her.
The 61-year-old Rolling Stones rocker returned to the UK on Tuesday (15.07.08) after staying in the County Kildare property for 10 days with Russian lover Ekaterina Ivanova and now spouse Jo has reportedly told him he must get rid of the home.
A source said: "Jo is still devastated but she hasn't ruled out a reunion. The one condition is he gets rid of the house. She says it puts too much temptation in his way."
Ronnie is currently in a rehabilitation clinic being treated for alcoholism, while Ekaterina is staying with friends in Kentish Town, North London.
The 20-year-old has spoken out to say she loves the rocker and will never betray him.
Admitting they are still in touch, Ekaterina told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "I will never betray him. As long as there is a chance of happiness for me and Ronnie I have nothing to say.
"We are still in touch. I need to speak to Ronnie. My life's been turned upside down by all this.
"My mum's health has suffered and I just want all of this to go away. I love him and I'm standing by him."
However, a friend of Ronnie believes the romance won't last.
The source said: "This relationship was based on nothing but vodka. Once his hangover has gone, he'll realise that."
Meanwhile, it has been claimed Ronnie recently enjoyed a date with an art student.
The keen artist reportedly met 26-year-old student Caroline Gorick at London's Royal Academy of Art a month ago.
He bought one of her paintings for £5,000 and then took her out for dinner.
A friend said: "Ronnie flirts with all the young female students. He and Caroline hit it off straight away. He took her to dinner to toast her success."
Caroline refused to comment on the rumour.