Her perfect date was a man like Jon Bon Jovi with Billy Connolly’s comic timing — but Nicola Sargent settled for millionaire Ronnie Wood.
The blonde beauty from Belfast is the latest girlfriend of the ageing Rolling Stone rocker, and at 25 is younger than any of his children.
After moving to London from Belfast in June she has found herself hitting the headlines after being photographed on the arm of the 65-year-old world famous musician.
The former model, now a sales assistant at the luxury London jewellers Stephen Webster, met Wood while working in the shop. She works as a stylist for the jeweller, whose clients include stars such as Madonna.
Wood, a recovering alcoholic, was instantly taken with her and the two have been dating since.
In a rare public appearance, Nicola — who has a twin sister —accompanied Wood at a prestigious Champions Day horseracing meeting at Royal Ascot.
But the relationship emerged soon after she posted a photograph of her and Wood together with Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones and his girlfriend on her Facebook site.
Her shocked friends responded by asking: “Are you mates with Ronnie Wood?” Another asked who she was posing with.
Nicola, who is living in the Shoreditch area of London, replied: “Lol yea it's Kelly Jones and his girlfriend — had such a good night!”
The former Belfast High School pupil has not spoken out about the relationship, but in 2009 she revealed she had a different taste in men.
Appearing in two blind dates featured in the Belfast Telegraph in 2009 and 2010, the University of Ulster graduate spoke about who she would like to have as a boyfriend.
“My perfect date would have to be Jon Bon Jovi with Billy Connolly's comic timing,” she said.
“We would go to a sports game, definitely NFL, followed by a walk on the beach.”
She also described herself as a “free spirit” with a “friendly and creative personality”.
She described one of the dates, a trainee pilot, as “a really nice guy and has a great sense of humour”.
“He is good-looking and would be the type of guy I would normally like,” she said.
A representative for Ms Sargent said she has declined to comment about the relationship.
The musician is known for his attraction to younger women.
He left his wife Jo for Ekaterina Ivanova, a teenage Russian “cocktail waitress” more than 40 years his junior in 2008.
He had two children with Jo—Leah (32) and Tyrone (27).
After splitting up after 18 months, Ivanova described Ronnie as the “evil goblin king”.
His last girlfriend, Ana Araujo (32), recently said her relationship with the former hellraiser was “going very well”. The couple split up last week.