Ronnie Wood’s wife Sally is pregnant with twins. It’s only rock and roll, but Sally Humphreys, 37, clearly likes it. The Rolling Stones guitarist, 68, announced on December 6 that he and his wife of three years are expecting. She’s been with Wood since the summer of 2012, and they were married in December of that year. She’s his third wife. Wood already has four children.
Here’s what you need to know about the love of Wood’s life:
1. Wood Doesn’t Think His Age Is a Problem
A source close to Wood and Humphreys told The Sun that “Ronnie is so excited. They’ve had their 12-week scan and have now started telling everyone.” That person went on to say:
He can’t wait to be a dad again and doesn’t think his age is a problem at all. He still feels very young and fit. Ever since marrying Sally this had always been a possibility for them. They never ruled it out.
Back in 2014, Humphreys told the Daily Telegraph that she knows there’s an extreme age gap between the couple, and she wished “it wasn’t there.” But in the same interview she talked about having a family with Wood, saying:
He’s got a lot of friends that are older who have younger children, and they all say it’s fantastic and it keeps you young. … I do think that would be wonderful, but I don’t know if it will happen. I hope so. … A baby would be nice. Obviously we’ve spoken about it quite a lot, and you can ask him and his response would be, ‘Well, that would be nice.’ He’s up for it.
2. Despite His Wildman Reputation, She Says ‘Backgammon Is a Big Thing for Us’
On her Twitter page and in an interview with the Telegraph, Humphreys has spoken about the couple’s rather mundane life together. Cooking, their dog Dolly and boardgames, especially backgammon, are the dominant factors in their lives. She bakes a lot and even sells her own range of chocolate bars at high-end grocer Harvey Nichols. She told the Telegraph in 2014:
When I was on tour with Ronnie I spent a lot of time in hotels, talking to the chocolatiers who would leave these incredible confectionery creations – a giant pair of lips, a big record – in the rooms. I learned how to do it and decided to launch some Shakespeare-themed chocolates.
You can purchase the chocolates, which are all named after Shakespearean characters, here.
3. Rod Stewart & Paul McCartney Were Wood’s Best Men at the 2012 Wedding & None of the Stones Attended
The couple were married in London’s Dorchester Hotel in December 2012. Wood told Hello! magazine at the time, “It was a wonderful affair, quite magical.” During a speech at the ceremony, Wood said, “I wish I’d met Sall earlier. I can’t think of another girl more suited to me.” Meanwhile, she told the celeb mag that the wedding was “very personal and sweet. … It was lovely.”
The affair was shrouded in secrecy, according to Humphreys, who told Hello, “Guests didn’t know about it until a couple of days before. It was just my parents and the best men who knew about it.” None of the other Rolling Stones was able to make the ceremony, for various reasons. Best men duties were handled by Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart. Wood said about the Maggie Mae rocker, “He was very funny. He used to say to Sally, ‘Does your dad know about this then?'”
4. Her Parents Are Both Renowned Classical Musicians & Her Mother Is Younger Than Wood
Humphreys is a native of Birmingham, England. The Daily Telegraph reports that both of her parents, Colin and Alison, are accomplished and renowned classical musicians. Her brother, Geraint, is a journalist who has worked for MTV.
The Birmingham Mail reports that Humphreys was formerly an actress, attending the Central Television Workshop with classmate, The Theory of Everything star Felicity Jones. According to Humphreys’ IMDb page, she hasn’t acted since 2004. The London Evening Standard reports that since then she’s been working as a theater director at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
5. In 2009, Wood Was Accused of Domestic Abuse Against His 21-Year-Old Girlfriend
In December 2009, Wood was accused of assaulting his 21-year-old girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova in London. He was later cautioned for his actions. In total, he has four children, including a son, Jesse, from his marriage to Krissy Findlay, which ended in 1978. In 1985, he married Jo Karslake, and they had two children, Leah and Tyrone. He later adopted her son, Jamie. That marriage ended in 2009 when Wood admitted to his affair with Ivanova.