Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has split from his beautiful model girlfriend Ana Araujo. Wood described his separtation from Araujo as a "sabbatical". Wood said:

"I'm taking a sabbatical from her. I'm like Picasso, painting up the ladder after leaving his mistress at the bottom after a row." -

The pair had been together for nearly two years. Wood says it was Araujo who helped him finally get sober. The couple started dating after the Stones guitarist broke up with cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova. So why did the couple break up? Friends say it was because Ana had a constant craving to be in the public eye:

A friend explained: "She would try and drag him along to the opening of an envelope." -

Friends have said they expected the couple to mary despite their differences.