However, now Wood, 63, has claimed he walked out on heartbroken Jo in July 2008 because he was 'bored" with his family making decisions for him. “I was getting under the cosh too much," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
“I was bored with not being able to make decisions for myself. Other people were making decisions for me – including my kids. I thought: 'Hang on. I"m not being in charge of my life." And that"s what I had to be," he said.
At one point Jo"s son Jamie - Wood"s stepson - was managing the guitarist. Miss Wood would also famously join him for the duration of every Rolling Stones tour in a bid to keep him on the straight and narrow - even preparing him meals on a two-ring stove in hotel rooms.
The star is now dating Brazilian artist Ana Araujo.