Why Ronnie left Jo: 'I was bored being under the thumb'

Wednesday September 22, 2010

Ronnie Wood has spoken for the first time about why he left his ex wife Jo, saying he got fed up of "being under the thumb."

He said: "I was bored with not being able to make decisions for myself. Other people were making decisions for me – including my kids.

"I thought: 'Hang on. I’m not in charge of my life.' And that's what I had to be."

Ronnie left Jo – the mother of his four children - in July 2008 and began a relationship with Russian waitress Ekaterina Ivanova, then 19.

They split up last December however, after Ronnie was cautioned for assault following an argument close to the mock castle they shared in Surrey. Ekaterina told her exclusive story to HELLO!

Since January Ronnie has been happily dating Brazilian model and artist Ana Araujo. He credits the 30-year-old beauty for helping him stay sober.

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