By Calvin Palmer
Not so long ago trees fell victim to Dutch Elm disease. Now it appears that woods on both sides of the Atlantic are falling victim to foreign spouse syndrome.
After the widely-publicized auto accident suffered by Tiger Woods, as he was allegedly chased down the driveway of his Orlando home by Swedish wife Elin Nordegren, armed with a golf club, Rolling Stones lead guitarist Ronnie Wood has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his Russian live-in girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.
Wood, 62, was arrested last night by police officers attending a “domestic incident” on Claygate High Street in Esher, Surrey.
After spending the night at a police station, he was bailed to return in January.
Ivanova, 20, claimed Wood attacked her during a row.
A Surrey Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that a 62-year-old man from Esher was arrested last night on suspicion of assault in connection with a domestic incident in Claygate High Street.
“He has this afternoon been released on bail until a date in January pending further inquiries.”
Last July, a tryst in Ireland between cocktail waitress Ivanova and Wood led to his wife of 23 years, Jo, issuing an ultimatum.
Wood chose to leave his wife, who was granted a divorce earlier this month on the grounds of her husband’s adultery.
Ivanova has denied that she is a gold-digger, only interested in Wood because of his £75 million ($124 million) fortune.
The relationship between her and Wood and is said to be tempestuous. I guess it is par for the course for an old rock’n’roller.
[Based on a report by The Daily Telegraph.]