Jo Wood spent 30 years being married to Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, until he left her for a younger woman in 2008. Instead of drowning her sorrows and dwelling on the fact that her famous husband cheated on her with a 19 year old model, she embraced life. Jo used her divorce to find and reinvent herself.
In her new tell-all book, “It’s Only Rock-n-Roll: 30 Years Married to a Rolling Stone,” Jo writes about how, for the first time in her life, she was on her own. “It has been so good for me because you live in their shadow and I really lived in Ronnie’s shadow. For me to step out of the marriage and find myself again and be the girl that I used to be has been great,” she said.
Now a business owner and author, Jo said there is only thing she misses about being married to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductee is touring and spending time on the road. Besides that? She’s having the time of her life.
There is something to learn from Jo Wood on how to handle and emerge from divorce. It will undoubtedly hurt when you’re transitioning from being part of a married couple to being single, but as Jo demonstrates, you can find happiness and success after divorce if you allow yourself to be open to change. Life after a split is all about embracing the new and unknown, which is a key component to finding your ultimate happiness.