Wood and Sally will welcome their twin daughters in June
It’ll be girls for Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and pregnant wife Sally.
The father of four revealed the sex of his twins on Sunday after Sally left the iconic rock band’s tour.
While Wood, 68, took the stage in Rio, Brazil, Sally, 38, returned home for fear of the Zika virus — prompting the big announcement.
“My wife @sallywood has not been ‘sent home’ from the @rollingstones tour,” Wood tweeted over the weekend. “Our twins come first and we decided the Zika virus & excessive flying was too dangerous for them.”
He continued, “Our baby GIRLS are growing beautifully. Thank you for the love!”
Source: Ronnie Wood/Twitter; Inset: Dave Benett/Getty
Alongside the revelation, Wood included a hand-drawn photo of Sally and their daughters-to-be, as well as a nude shot of the expectant mom’s growing baby bump.
Wood re-shared the images to her own Twitter account, adding, “Yes, we’re having two girls! So wonderfully happy & excited, we can’t wait to meet them.”
Sally is due in June, and the baby girls will join the impressive Wood brood, which includes sons Jamie, 41, Jesse, 39, and Tyrone, 32, and daughter, Leah, 37, as well as the rocker’s 10 grandchildren.
The mom-to-be’s decision to leave the Stones’ tour is not surprising, as the mosquito-borne Zika virus can be transmitted to fetuses through a pregnant woman’s amniotic fluid. Further, it’s thought to be connected to microcephaly, a neurological disorder that leads to babies being born with much-smaller-than-normal heads and ultimately creates developmental problems.
— Lindsay Kimble