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- Posted on Dec 14th 2009 3:20PM by Emily Tan
"We would have the best nights out, then I would when to stop [drinking] and he wouldn't," Ivanova told Hello! magazine. "You need to be really strong to live with someone like that. I am strong, but I can't be bothered."
The couple's 18-month relationship didn't start off that rocky. Ivanova described it as a fairly tale complete with a rented mock castle the two shared. Over time, the relationship turned into a nightmare, culminating in a violent argument that landed Wood in jail. "When Ronnie and I moved into a tower, my friends were laughing and saying I was like a princess trapped in the tower," she said. "He went all Jekyll and Hyde. I'd be trapped there with an evil Goblin King."
At first, Ivanova thought that dating an older man would save her from an immature relationship, but the constantly sloshed Rolling Stones guitarist proved her wrong. "I just thought, 'What's the point of being with an older man if he acts about 12?'" she said. "He was like a child with tantrums when he was dunk, throwing water bottles and doing impressions of my voice. It was like trying to keep a child under control. In the end I was so unimpressed by everything. I found it very fake."
Despite all the Wood-Ivanova drama, Wood's ex-wife of 23 years, Jo, has invited him to spend Christmas with the family. Ivanova -- who allegedly threatened Wood with suicide if he had family dinner with ex-wife -- said that she has a lot of respect for Jo. "I don't know how she did it. I couldn't," she said. "She seems to be better off without him, way happier. But who can he live with if she can't do it, and I can't do it?"