20 Février 2016
The guitarist sent pregnant wife Sally back to London because of the Zika virus and security fears in South America - but is living the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle in her absence.
Ronnie Wood gets flirty with a Brazilian babe who was caught trying to get a selfie with the rockstar
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has always been a bit cheeky.
So even when he’s filmed abroad getting very close to a bikini beauty while his pregnant wife is back in Britain it comes as no surprise.
Ronnie – set to become the father of twins this June, just after he turns 69 – has sent 38-year-old wife Sally home to London to prepare for the birth amid fears the band’s South American tour would be too stressful and dangerous for her.
But as our Sunday People exclusive pictures from Rio de Janeiro show, he’s living the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle in her absence.
He was snapped with the scantily clad girl on a terrace of the Brazilian capital’s luxury Copacabana Palace hotel, where the band are staying.
The guitarist, looking suave in dark glasses and an open-neck white shirt, approached her for a chat.
And rather than give him the bum’s rush, she looked very happy to let him interrupt her sunbathing and cigarette break.
She even took a selfie of them with her phone and leaned back towards him as he moved in for a little kiss on her left cheek – the one on her face, that is.
But they decided the pregnancy gave her no alternative but to go home.
That decision was vindicated as South America was ravaged by the Zika virus , which can cause appalling deformities to babies in the womb.
It was further justified when a tour support worker was shot dead by carjackers trying to steal drinks takings from the band’s February 10 concert in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires.
Read more: Ronnie Wood and wife Sally step out for first time since baby news
A source said: “Sally really wanted to go with him and was disappointed she couldn’t – but it made no sense.
“It’s a full-on tour with a lot of travel involved. Her pregnancy comes first, so the decision was made some time ago. But now it’s a blessing. The Zika virus alone would have been a huge risk and they both recognised that.
“Also a lot of places on the tour are not that safe, even though the band have a great security team with them.”
The Stones’ Latin America Olé Tour has seen the legendary rockers sell out a string of concerts that have already also taken in Chile and Uruguay.
They were to play the Maracanã Stadium in Rio tonight and have dates in Peru and Colombia before the tour ends in Mexico on March 17.
But Mrs Wood does have at least a partial presence on the tour – her name is on her husband’s guitar strap.