Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood, 65, weds 34-year-old Sally Humphreys
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, 65, recently wed 34-year-old Sally Humphreys in a private ceremony, reports say.
The two tied the knot at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Thursday, December 20, according to several news outlets, including the UK tabloid The Sun, which published photos of the two in their wedding attire. The two have not commented. Wood has been married twice before.
The bride, who has worked as a theatre producer, wore a white, shimmering three-quarter sleeved, layered taffeta dress with a boat neck and empire waist. The newspaper quoted her saying that it was originally her mother's. She also donned a sparkling leaf tiara headband, a ruby heart necklace and held a bouquet of white and light pink roses.
Wood wore a dark suit with a square panel design, a navy blue tie and dark pink socks and a boutonnière made up of two small light pink roses and a larger white one. The two later changed their outfits -- Wood put on a cobalt blue blazer and took off his tie and Humphreys wore a light pink, short dress with a vintage beige jacket with elbow-length sleeves. Paparazzi swarmed the hotel.
Rod Stewart served as Wood's best man. In the 1970s, the two were members of the same band -- Faces. Stewart was accompanied by wife Penny Lancaster at the event, as seen in photos posted on the website of UK newspaper The Daily Mail. Other guests included Wood's adult sons Jesse and Tyrone and daughter Leah as well as Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell, who were also photographed.
It is unclear whether or not Wood's Rolling Stones band mates Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards attended the event. They were not photographed and have not commented. The Sun reported that they were absent, but Us Weekly magazine, which also posted a photo of Wood and Humphreys posing in their wedding attire, said Richards served as a second best man.
Wood had proposed to Humphreys after asking her father's permission at the premiere of the Rolling Stones documentary "Crossfire Hurricane," the UK TV network Sky News reported. Their engagement was announced in October.
"There's no problem with the age difference," she told the outlet. I can understand why people would have a problem with it but it doesn't seem to cause any problems. We get on very well. He's very funny and very talented. There's the Ronnie that everyone thinks that they know and the very talented artist and musician."
Wood was married to first wife Krissy, Jesse's mother, between 1971 and 1978. She died in 2005. He and second wife Jo, mother of Leah and Tyrone, wed in 1985. Jo filed for divorce in 2008 after the rocker left her to be with a 20-year-old cocktail waitress. It was finalized in 2011.
On October 27, Jo auctioned off more than 600 items collected during her marriage to Wood via Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. The collection included Rolling Stones memorabilia and artwork by Wood, who is also an artist.
The items sold for more than $781,700. Wood said some of the items were "clearly his personal belongings" and that he had no involvement in the sale, BBC News reported.
The list includes a Fender Stratocaster guitar used by Wood, which fetched $64,000, a similar instrument that was auctioned for $22,400 and a leather jacket worn by the musician that fetched almost $9,000. A lithograph Wood made of Eric Clapton that was also signed by both rockers sold for more than $5,100.Three nude sketches of Jo that Wood had created sold for almost $14,000.
A Rolling Stones poster signed by Jagger sold for more than $3,400. A kimono fetched $1,664. A collection of guitar picks sold for more than $1,000. Among the cheaper items -- several pieces of Victorian wooden dollhouse furniture, which fetched $64.
(Pictured: Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys arrive for the British Fashion Awards at the Savoy Hotel in central Londonon Nov. 27, 2012. / Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood poses with Sally Humphreys after a press conference unveiling his new art exhibition 'Faces, Time and Places' on Monday, April 9, 2012 in New York.)