Mick Jagger isn’t the only member of the Rolling Stones who’s dating a much younger woman. (Jagger, 70, has been dating 46-year-old designer L’Wren Scott for the past 17 years.) Last year, Jagger’s bandmate, 67-year-old Ronnie Wood, revealed that he was dating theater producer and long-time friend Sally Humphreys. Despite their 31-year age difference, the celebrity couple got married in December 2012, just six months into their May-December relationship.
Even though there’s an age difference of over three decades between them, Wood recently revealed that their marriage is solid. In fact, he says they’re so happy together that even his ex-wife thinks they were made for each other. “Even my ex-wife Jo has said to me, ‘I don’t know why you didn’t get with Sally a long time ago,’” Wood told Hello! magazine.
While the celebrity couple pays no attention to their age difference, the same thing can’t be said for other people—it’s hard not to notice the obvious. “Once in a while, she gets mistaken for my daughter,” said Wood, adding that people who know them personally have no problem with their large age difference.
Wood’s wife says she doesn’t notice the age difference herself, but a part of her does wish that her famous husband was younger, just so that he can be around longer. Being 30 years older than she is, Humphreys is very much aware that it’s only a matter of time before she goes from wife to widow.
What do you think: Is there such a thing as too much of an age difference when it comes to May-December relationships?
Bryant, M., “People mistake my wife for my daughter, says Ronnie Wood,” London Evening Standard web site, December 16, 2013; http://goo.gl/Uv3XVr.
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