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Fearne Cotton: My kids are not interested in grandfather Ronnie Wood’s job

The broadcaster said she still finds watching her father-in-law playing with the Rolling Stones ‘incredible’.

Fearne Cotton: My kids are not interested in grandfather Ronnie Wood’s job (Matt Crossick/PA)
Fearne Cotton: My kids are not interested in grandfather Ronnie Wood’s job (Matt Crossick/PA)

Fearne Cotton has said that her two children are not very interested in their grandfather Ronnie Wood’s status as a Rolling Stones rocker.

The TV star, who has six-year-old son Rex Rayne and three-year-old daughter Honey Krissy with Ronnie’s son Jesse Wood, said that she, however, does still get starstruck when seeing her father-in-law play live with the rock group.

Cotton told You magazine that her children “sort of get it”, but “Honey less so”, referring to their grandfather’s career.

She said: “We took Rex to the Stones gig at Twickenham last summer and he was dancing, then by about 9pm he went ‘I’m really tired’. So we slipped out.

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Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood (Ian West/PA)

“Honey? Not interested. She’d rather play with her Sylvanian Families dolls, quite frankly.”

But the former Radio 1 presenter said she remains in awe of Ronnie when he joins his Rolling Stones co-stars.

She said: “I mean, they’re insane. They’re incredible. They’re an absolute force of nature.

“I’m still gobsmacked when I watch them live.

“I can sit with Ronnie and see him as my husband’s dad and my children and stepchildren’s grandfather, and then I see him performing with the Stones and go ‘Oh my God, they can do that!'”

Cotton, 37, married musician Jesse, 42, in 2014.

The broadcaster, who now hosts a podcast called Happy Place, also told the magazine that she and Jesse talk – or shout – things out if there is a conflict, and that they “do not leave anything pushed under the carpet”.

Cotton debuts her new Happy Place Festival in London next weekend.

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