Of course, older men can remain wonderfully attractive and lovable to women who’ve grown old alongside them.
As exhausted Alfie discovers when he leaves his young wife and tries to reconcile with Helena, there is something marvellous about a long marriage.
As Wood said of his new girlfriend: “She’s really supportive of everything I do.” Clever girl.
She met an adorable man 12 years older than her who was very keen, but who suddenly stopped calling or returning her texts. When men get to Wood’s age, they have a lot of health issues - both real and imagined.
They’re obsessed with their libidos (or lack of them), their cholesterol levels, their blood pressure, their prostates.
Without going into too much detail in a family newspaper, let’s just say their wobbly bits droop as far and as fast as a mother-of-six’s breasts.
And instead of a washboard stomach, they have washboard bottoms.
Monty Python’s John Cleese, 72 years old, is in a relationship with 41-year-old Jennifer Wade; Charles Dance dated 25-year-old Sophia Myles when he was 58; 80-year-old Des O’Connor’s wife is 43-year-old Jodie Brooke Wilson.
The pattern is always the same: rich, successful older man pairs up with unknown young woman.At 54, I’ve never been tempted to go out with a much older - or much younger - man, knowing I’m far more likely to find common ground with someone who is also in their early 50s.So why do men in their 50s and 60s suddenly dump the wives with whom they’ve shared a lifetime for much younger women?While it could be true love, it’s more likely she’s been seduced by the lure of celebrity, or the money and lavish lifestyle that the multi-millionaire Wood can offer.And he has offered it to many women, all young enough to be his daughters, since he separated from his wife of 24 years, Jo.You only have to look closely at the picture of Ronnie Wood to see what they’re in for.