Ronnie Wood is said to be dating a 25-year-old jewellery shop worker.

The Rolling Stones guitarist is smitten with former model Nicola Sargent after meeting her while browsing in upmarket London store Stephen Webster, where she works.

Since meeting the Ulster University graduate, Ronnie, 64, has taken her on a string of dates, including a visit to the prestigious Champions Day horse-racing meeting at Royal Ascot.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "She can't believe how her life has changed. She only moved from Northern Ireland a few months ago and is hanging out with celebrities and going to the best places in town.

"She really enjoys Ronnie's company. But she wants to keep things under wraps."

Irish Nicola only arrived in London in June this year after graduating from Business Studies and Industrial Studies. She has a Twin Sister and on her Facebook profile said he ideal man is a cross between rocker Jon Bon Jovi and comedian Billy Connolly.

Ronnie has had a somewhat hectic love life in recent years, after he left wife Jo Wood in July 2008 to set up home with then 20-year-old Russian cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova.

Shortly after the breakdown of that relationship he started dating Brazilian Beauty Ana Araujo in January 2009, but revealed earlier this month he was taking a "sabbatical" from the 32-year-old model. Days later he also bid £13,000 at a charity ball to go on a dinner date with Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson.