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Ronnie Wood Enlists Rod Stewart to be His Best Man

Stones guitarist asks former Faces bandmate to bear ring for impending nuptials

 

By Alex Baker

 

In what sounds like the premise for a sketch on Saturday Night Live, Ronnie Wood has asked Rod Stewart to be the best man for his upcoming wedding.

 

The Rolling Stones guitarist got engaged last month to Sally Humphreys. Although he’s only been dating the 34-year-old theater producer for six months, the two have known each other for about ten years and Wood is “absolutely besotted” with her according to a source.

 

Rod and Ronnie‘s friendship on the other hand, dates back nearly 50 years. Prior to Wood’s joining the Stones and Rod launching his successful solo career, the two were bandmates; first in the Jeff Beck Group and later in the Faces. Of course all that time spent touring together could lead to an awkward moment or two when Rod makes his best man speech.

 

“Ronnie might be nervous when Rod makes his speech,” a source close to the pair told Britain’s Daily Mirror. “They have been in a lot of scrapes over the years so he will have a lot of stories to tell.”

 

Stewart will apparently be heading up a band of groomsmen that also includes Keith Richards and one of Ron Wood’s three sons.

 

In addition to making preparations for his impending nuptials, Ronnie has been busy of late preparing for the Stones’ upcoming shows in London and New York.

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