Jo Wood relieved without Ronnie
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 May 2009
Former model Jo Wood admits she misses her estranged husband Ronnie Wood but is glad she doesn't have to worry about his alcohol problem any more
Jo Wood is relieved she no longer lives in fear of estranged husband Ronnie Wood getting drunk.
The former model - who was married to the rocker for 23 years when he left her for a 20-year-old Russian waitress last summer - is glad it's no longer her concern whether the 61-year-old Rolling Stones star relapses and is embracing her single life.
She said: "I miss him but now I have more time for me. And I don't have to worry that I'm going to get home and he'll be drunk."
Ronnie ran away with Ekaterina Ivanova to Ireland for an alcohol-fuelled trip last July.
He was expected to return to Jo after completing a stint in rehab in September. Instead he continued to romance Ekaterina after being treated for drugs, alcohol and sex addiction.
Although she was left devastated by the split, 53-year-old Jo is making a fresh start and recently visited poverty-stricken women in Bangladesh, which helped put her personal struggles into prospective.
She added to Britain's Marie Claire magazine: "Now I can get out there and see things, and hopefully do something good to change these women's lives. I would never have got to Bangladesh with Ronnie. When you hear what these women have been through, it makes my problems seem ridiculous."