Within the next few weeks, Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally will welcome their twin baby girls, and the Rolling Stones rock star is counting down the days. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Ronnie told his fans: "I'm getting excited about the arrival of my twin girls sometime in the next few weeks", adding a series of emojis, including two baby bottles.
Ronnie is already a father to four children; Jesse, from his first marriage to Krissy, and Leah and Tyrone with second wife Jo Wood – he also adopted her son Jamie from a previous marriage.
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Ronnie Wood is counting down the days until the arrival of the twins
He has been married to 38-year-old Sally since December 2012, and on 7 December 2015, the couple announced they happy news that they were expecting.
At 68, Ronnie has faced some criticism for having children later in life – but Sally recently defended their decision to start a family, despite their 30-year age gap.
"I do accept this is a shock to some people and ridiculous to others, but these children are loved," she told the Daily Mail. "There are other children being born to younger people who aren't loved. Which do you prefer?"
Ronnie and Sally announced their baby news in December
Sally said she knows Ronnie will make a "fantastic father" but is conscious of the fact that her husband will be in his eighties by the time their children are teenagers.
"We do speak about things like that," she said. "It's not the age gap itself, it’s just the reality of what those 30 years mean. You never want to think about it but it is the reality of what happens in a normal life cycle."
But she added: "Lots of our friends who are older have children — people like Penny and Rod [Stewart] — and they say: 'It's fantastic, the best thing ever. It keeps you young.'"
Ronnie, 68, is already a father to four children
Ronnie, meanwhile, shared his excitement ahead of the birth. "I'm joining the ranks of Picasso, Robert De Niro and Charlie Chaplin who all had babies at 68. I don’t care what other people think," he said.
The guitarist also revealed his nicknames for the girls. "Upper and Lower Deck I call them because in the early scans they were on top of each other like bunk beds. Keith [Richards] calls them This and That. 'How's This and That?' he'll say. I prefer the Ronettes," he said, with a laugh.