Double joy for Ronnie Wood, 68, as he welcomes twin girls into the world


Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has become a father again aged 68 after his wife Sally gave birth to twin girls.

His publicist confirmed the news, saying the couple welcomed their daughters on May 30.

A statement said: "Ronnie & Sally Wood are delighted to announce the birth of their twins Gracie Jane (6lb) & Alice Rose (5.7lb). The girls arrived on May 30 at 10.30pm and all are doing brilliantly. The babies are perfect."

Sally Humphreys and Ronnie Wood at the GQ Awards

The arrival comes two days before Wood's 69th birthday on June 1.

The twins are Wood's fifth and sixth children, but the first for him and his theatre producer wife, who is 31 years his junior.

He has four children already - Jesse Wood with his first wife, former model Krissy Wood; daughter Leah and son Tyrone from his second marriage with Jo; and Jamie, Jo's son from a previous marriage whom Wood adopted.

The musician dated Sally for six months before they got married at London's Dorchester Hotel, with Rod Stewart as Wood's best man, in 2012.

In an interview with Hello! magazine, she said they do not notice the more than 30-year age gap, but Wood did admit Sally sometimes gets mistaken for being his daughter.

She said: "Maybe it's the old-souls-young-soul thing, but we don't notice it."

The couple first met while she was working at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, where Wood was displaying some of his artwork.