The happy family wasn't to last, however. By the middle of 1990, there were rumours the relationship was under strain due to Rod's hesitation over walking down the aisle. By summer of that year, the celebrity couple had split up.
Rod later insisted it was 30-year-old Kelly's decision to break off the relationship. "She had another geezer," he stated simply. But his former flame didn't take things sitting down, filing a $25-million palimony suit in early 1991. Though child support for Ruby was quickly worked out, the suit wasn't officially settled – for an undisclosed amount – until 1993.