Mick Jagger's mystery woman - who is she?
Published 15/06/2014 | 16:21
The mystery woman pictured embracing Mick Jagger on a balcony is more than 40 years his junior and a prima ballerina, who he met less than two weeks before his long term partner L'Wren Scott died.
Melanie Hamrick, 27, was photographed outside the hotel with Sir Mick, 70, in Zurich where the Rolling Stones were performing, ten days ago.
Miss Hamrick is part of the American Ballet Theatre company and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, just three miles from the home that Sir Mick and his late partner, L’Wren Scott shared.
A spokesman for Sir Mick confirmed to the Mail on Sunday that the pair met when Miss Hamrick and the rest of her group from the American Ballet Theatre were taken backstage during a Rolling Stones gig in Tokyo in March.
But a source said at that point the pair only swapped contact details at the meeting on March 6 – less than two weeks before Scott committed suicide.
Miss Hamrick was understood to be engaged to 46-year-old Jose Manuel Careno, a fellow dancer, at the time. He has been the principal dancer with the English National Ballet and has appeared on Dancing With The Stars. Earlier this year he moved to California, 2,500 miles away.
The week before the meeting Sir Mick went to a special reception for the ballet troupe in Tokyo , hosted by US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Miss Hamrick did not attend the veent,
Miss Hamrick and Sir Mick were pictured on the balcony of his penthouse at the five-star Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich ten days ago.
Miss Scott committed suicide on March 17, at the age of 49. After her death it was revealed that her London-based business had been struggling with debts and she was considering closing it down.
Her family have been left angry after the images of Sir Mick and Miss Hamrick emerged.
Jan Shane, her sister, said: “His daughter says that he is still heartbroken and so devastated about losing my sister – and then you see these photos. He will never change.”
Today Miss Hamrick's mother likened the row over their relationship to a 'circus'.
Anne Hamrick - who is younger than Jagger - said that the controversy over daughter Melanie, 27, and the Rolling Stones singer was 'other people's nonsense'
On her Facebook page Anne posted what she claims is a Polish proverb on Sunday as her daughter was identified for the first time.
It reads: 'Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into other people's nonsense, repeat these words: not my circus, not my monkeys'.
She also wrote a quote from philosopher Aristotle which seemed to be advice for her daughter about how to deal with the row.
It read: 'There is one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, be nothing and say nothing'.
When contacted by phone at her home in Leesburg, Virginia, Anne declined to comment.