Jamie Wood dismisses feud with rocker dad Ronnie but admits to distancing from ...

Jamie Wood - adopted son of Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood - last week denied rumours he was selling £1.5 million worth of his father's memorabilia.

And now, in an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 46-year-old is sure to insist that he's not interested in living in the 'shadow' of the iconic rock group - clearing up the much-publicised 'rift' between him and Ronnie.

'It's not a feud. But Ronnie's not my dad. I think of him as a mate,' Jamie explains. 'We text now and again - you know, "how are you mate, happy birthday" - but it's not a feud, it's just how its always been.'

'I love him but he's not my dad!' Jamie Wood has dismissed the 'feud' he had reportedly been in with his rocker father Ronnie... but admits nearly dying helped him move out of the 'ruthless' shadow of the Rolling Stones

'I love him but he's not my dad!' Jamie Wood has dismissed the 'feud' he had reportedly been in with his rocker father Ronnie... but admits nearly dying helped him move out of the 'ruthless' shadow of the Rolling Stones

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Jamie is zen about this. There's no animosity or resentment coming through as he speaks about 73-year-old Ronnie - who took Jamie under his wing in the late 70s when he became romantically involved with his mother Jo in 1977.

In fact, Jamie laughs fondly when he speaks about the Rolling Stones star's iffy approach to raising kids.

'I lived with him since I was one-year-old. I'm surprised he remembers me to be honest,' Jamie says. 'He was probably like "who is this 21-year-old?" when I grew up. 

'He spent the first 12 years locked in the toilet - partying, drinking. You can't look after kids in that condition. We never had much of a relationship. Ronnie was a dude mum was with - the dude it's all about.'

Honest: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 46-year-old is sure to insist that he's not interested in living in the 'shadow' of the iconic rock group - clearing up the much-publicised 'rift' between him and Ronnie

Honest: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 46-year-old is sure to insist that he's not interested in living in the 'shadow' of the iconic rock group - clearing up the much-publicised 'rift' between him and Ronnie

Zen: Jamie speaks about 73-year-old Ronnie fondly, calling him 'a mate'

Zen: Jamie speaks about 73-year-old Ronnie fondly, calling him 'a mate'

Indeed, Jamie was bestowed with a globally famous father figure who came with a rock'n'roll lifestyles. Jamie embraced this at a younger age; but now, a near-death experience under his belt, he is all too happy to get away from that.

'It feels like all that rock'n'roll crap - I have moved on. I am finally doing something that I want to do. I am out of that shadow. And it's a big shadow, it's a big machine, it's ruthless.'

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By the 90s, Jamie admits he and Ronnie were in a better place. After the musician was 'ripped off', Jamie stepped in to help manage some of his endavours.

'We worked together and had a great time,' he says. 'But then the divorce happened.'

Business: It was an addiction to cannabis and a heart attack that led Jamie to his next endavour - a CBD business called it Woodies

Business: It was an addiction to cannabis and a heart attack that led Jamie to his next endavour - a CBD business called it Woodies

Side-step: 'It feels like all that rock'n'roll crap - I have moved on. I am finally doing something that I want to do. I am out of that shadow. And it's a big shadow, it's a big machine, it's ruthless,' Jamie said [pictured L-R: Rolling Stones members Ronnie, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards]

Side-step: 'It feels like all that rock'n'roll crap - I have moved on. I am finally doing something that I want to do. I am out of that shadow. And it's a big shadow, it's a big machine, it's ruthless,' Jamie said [pictured L-R: Rolling Stones members Ronnie, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards]

Ronnie and Jo, 65, split for good in 2009.

'Mum was in bits and it all got messy. I still saw Ronnie but he met [now wife] Sally after that. I will always love him for raising me, paying for school fees. I owe him and I respect him for that. But he's not my blood and isn't my dad.'

Jo split from Jamie's biological father Peter Greene in 1976. Jamie recalls the first time he met him, age 12.

'I came home and mum was chatting to this dude. She was like "that's your biological dad". I was like "how you doing?"' Jamie recounts. 'He took me every weekend for a season to Arsenal - turned me into a Gunner.

'He was quite a Jack the lad, worked in the rag trade. Went a lot to Marbella. He died two years ago.'

Of his upbringing, Jamie says: 'I don't know why, but growing up I had an overwhelming desire to make money. My own money. To be independent' [the family are pictured in 1989]

Of his upbringing, Jamie says: 'I don't know why, but growing up I had an overwhelming desire to make money. My own money. To be independent' [the family are pictured in 1989]

Of his upbringing, Jamie says: 'I don't know why, but growing up I had an overwhelming desire to make money. My own money. To be independent.

'I think it's because I'd ask Ronnie for some money so I could go out to the clubs and he'd give me a tenner. I'd be all, "that's not even the cab ride there!". One

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