Ms Wood said she declined the packet and Ronnie, who is now 65, quit 'freebasing' for good shortly afterwards following a two-week stint in rehab.But their expensive drug habit had left the pair with little money, she said. ’ "It was as if he was possessed (which, in a way, he was)." The next morning he remembered nothing of what had happened.

At 34, she is more than three decades younger than her craggy-faced paramour.

Though, in comparison to Katia, who was just 18 when she fell into bed with Ronnie, she is positively ancient.

At sixteen years old, before pursuing his musical career, Ronnie went to Ealing College of Art in west London.

Having first seen the Rolling Stones play live the Richmond Jazz and Blues Festival in 1964, Ronnie decided that it was a band he would like to join, but never thought he would.

As their romance blossomed, problems arose with other members in the house, most notably Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who wanted the two to spend more time with the group.

Giancola and Magro continued dating after they left the shore, but their relationship came to a screeching halt in January 2010 during the MTV reunion special.

[on tackling his alcohol addiction] The radio's been a kick up the arse for me, and while I've been keeping sober, it's been a way to express myself in a new, focused way.

I've had to concentrate but I also get the freedom.

Among Ronnie’s numerous other credits are appearances on Keith Richards’s solo albums, he toured with Keith Richards as, The New Barbarians in the late 1970s and 1980s.

He’s appeared on Rod Stewart’s solo albums, including Gasoline Alley and Every Picture Tells A Story, David Bowie’s Pin Ups album, one of Bill Wyman’s solo albums, he’s played with U2, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin and a huge list of the great musicians of rock and blues, including the infamous appearance at Live Aid with Bob Dylan.

"The cost of the drugs – not to mention some questionable decisions by our then manager – had left us skint," she said. Bill Wyman recently told me about the time Ronnie went to the guys in the band to ask for a loan, as we couldn’t pay the children’s school fees. Another drunken incident saw Ronnie bring his then girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova, 19, back to their family home when the pair were still married.