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Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood ties the knot: reports

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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood discusses his art during a news conference at his "Faces, Time and Places" gallery show in New York.

Two British newspapers say Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has married his fiancée Sally Humphreys at a ceremony at London's Dorchester Hotel.

The Sun and the Daily Mirror carried photographs of the 65-year-old rocker with a pale boutonniere and a dark blue suit, and his 34-year-old bride in a traditional white gown and a clutch of matching white flowers.

The Sun quoted Wood as saying "I'm feeling great" as he and his bride kissed and posed for pictures outside the exclusive hotel in London's upscale Mayfair district.

The newspapers said the guests included singer Rod Steward and his wife Penny Lancaster as well as ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell.

A call and an email to Wood's US-based agent weren't immediately returned Saturday.

Wood was recently involved in a spat with ex wife Jo for auctioning off his belongings.

A report said Jo - who he split from four years ago after 24 years of marriage - included items such as a long coat he wore on stage, a custom-made Fender Stratocaster guitar, antique harp, a handwritten letter from his bandmate Sir Mick Jagger and some of his portrait work as part of a sale scheduled to take place at Julien's auctions in Los Angeles.

A spokesperson for the 65-year-old rocker said: "Ronnie was asked by Jo some time ago if he wished to add some items to an auction and he said he did not want to participate. He is therefore shocked and disappointed that this auction is being misrepresented as a joint sale. This is not the case.

"Furthermore he is staggered that some of the items being offered at the auction are clearly his personal belongings, which did not pass to Jo as part of the divorce proceedings.

“The Tour Clothes being offered belong to the Rolling Stones and are not hers to sell. Ronnie feels saddened that Jo has taken this course of action and wants the public to know he has not teamed up with Jo on this outrageous sale."

However, the former model insists Wood knew about her plans and all of the items were left to her when they divorced.

Her spokesperson said: "This is Jo's auction, it includes all the items left to her following the divorce.

"She's had everything in storage for three years and can't keep it any longer. Ronnie has been kept in the loop of the sale."

The auction went ahead, with the white leather coat selling for $8 960, and a lithograph of Eric Clapton drawn by Wood that features his signature as well as Clapton's getting $5 120.

Despite being made of cardboard, a guitar cutout gifted to Wood by Keith Richards sold for $6 875. The real thing commanded almost nine times that price, with a 1955 Fender Stratocaster guitar often played on stage by Wood bringing in $60 800.


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