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'Someone up there really likes me,' says Ronnie Wood as he becomes dad to twins at 69

Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally posing for Hello! Magazine with their newborn daughters. Credit: Hello! Magazine

Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, who became a father again just days before his 69th birthday, said he has been serenading his newborn twin daughters on guitar.

He told Hello! Magazine that he was embracing being a father again after the arrival of Grace Jane and Alice Rose on June 1, two days before his 69th birthday.

"I'm the burper, walker, nappy changer and I'm still trying to work out when I can get to sleep in between all that," he said.

"I have played the guitar to them and when I get round to it I will do some drawings. At the moment I'm just soaking up every moment we have."

The baby girls are Wood's fifth and sixth children but the first he has with his theatre producer wife Sally, 38.

He has four children already - Jesse Wood with his first wife, former model Krissy Wood; daughter Leah and son Tyrone from his second marriage to Jo; and Jamie, Jo's son from a previous marriage whom Wood adopted.

I have Sally, I have my beautiful family and I have two little gorgeous dolly girls. All I can think is that someone up there really likes me.

– Ronnie Wood

In an exclusive photo shoot showing off the babies for the first time, he revealed his good friend and Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger was one of the first people to visit the newborns.

"Mick popped in on the third day. He couldn't wait to see them, I put one in each arm and took a photo," he said.

Mrs Wood, who is 31 years younger than her husband, said they both shed tears when their daughters were born.

"Ronnie cut the cords and we just held our babies and looked at their little faces," she said.

"We both cried. You are just so happy and emotional, the tears are just there. Ronnie is so completely committed to being a dad, helping me, looking after us all," she added.

"I've never been a mother before so all I know is this. And this is pretty good so far."