But, the 20-year-old temptress, who met Ronnie in a seedy escort bar in April, maintained her silence when asked about a future with the 61-year-old star. "I will never betray him. As long as there is a chance of happiness for me and Ronnie I have nothing to say," The sun quoted Ivanova, as saying. Ronnie left wife Jo to go on a three-week bender in Ireland. It was only constant pleas by friends and family that finally propelled him to enter a rehabilitation centre in the UK.
Ekaterina has been living in a shabby flat after flying home from the love nest she shared with Ronnie in County Kildare, Ireland. But despite his pals conceding that the legendary rocker is hoping to save his 23-year marriage, Ivanova has confirmed that she is still in touch with the drink-ravaged guitarist while he is in rehab.
"I need to speak to Ronnie. My life's been turned upside down by all this. My mum's health has suffered and I just want all of this to go away. I love him and I'm standing by him," she said. Also, a pal of Ekaterina, who posed as a model for keen painter Ronnie, said she was deeply in love and was waiting to start a new life with him. The friend said: "Ekaterina has strong feelings for Ronnie, but realises he has deep problems. She hopes that when he beats his demons they'll continue where they left off."