Ronnie Wood's Russian love nest
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 September 2008
Ronnie Wood has left rehab and is staying with his young Russian lover.
The 61-year-old Rolling Stone - who recently finished the first stage of his treatment for alcohol, drug and sex addictions - has splashed out a new North London pad and bought a giant new bed for him and Ekaterina Ivanova, 20.
Despite Ronnie's reunion with Ekaterina, the rocker's wife of 23 years, Jo, is still adamant they will be able to repair their marriage.
A source said: "Jo and Ronnie have been talking a lot, but he can't quite quit Ekaterina. The fact he was prepared to meet her in secret is proof of that.
"She knows he is still seeing Ekaterina but believes this proves he still needs help and that this is part of his illness, as well as part of his recovery."
Ronnie is still at outpatient at Life Works Community Centre in Old Woking, Surrey.
For the next stage of his treatment, he must live with an addictions counsellor and will be helped to reintegrate into everyday life.
As part of the process, he will be encouraged to accept the consequences of decisions he makes.
The source added: "Jo is incredibly strong. She is waiting for Ronnie to complete his rehab process before she makes any firm decisions."
Jo attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards with Jerry Hall - ex-wife of Rolling Stone Sir Mick Jagger - on Tuesday (02.09.08) and the pair reportedly bonded over their philandering husbands.
The source said: "Jo and Jerry have been friends for many years and now have even more in common than before. They've been joking they're the cheated Wags!"
Ronnie flew to Ireland with Ekaterina in July, and the pair indulged in a two-week drinking binge.