Friday 24 November 2017

Mick Jagger becomes a father for the eighth time at the age of 73

Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
Melanie Hamrick. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has become a father again aged 73, his publicist Bernard Doherty said.

The singer and Melanie Hamrick welcomed a son in New York on Thursday.

A statement said: " Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger's son was born today in New York and they are both delighted.

"Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time."

Melanie Hamrick. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
Melanie Hamrick. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)

The new addition is Sir Mick's eighth child, and his first with ballerina Ms Hamrick.

Sir Mick, who is a great-grandfather, has seven children - Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, James, Georgia, Gabriel and Lucas - from previous relationships.

Their ages range from 17 to 46.

Sir Mick and Ms Hamrick began dating after the suicide of fashion designer L'Wren Scott in 2014, Sir Mick's partner of 13 years. 

Sir Mick has a daughter, Karis Hunt Jagger, 46, from his relationship with Marsha Hunt and a daughter Jade Jagger, now 45, with his ex-wife Bianca.

He had four children with his ex-partner Jerry Hall - Elizabeth, 32, James, 31, Georgia, 24, and Gabriel, 18. 

He also had a son, Lucas, 17, following a brief relationship with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez.

Their liaison ended Sir Mick's 22-year-relationship with Hall, who is now married to media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Sir Mick has five grandchildren and became a great-grandfather in May 2014 when Jade's daughter Assisi gave birth to a baby girl.

At 29, Ms Hamrick is 44 years younger than Sir Mick, whose eldest child Karis was born in 1970.

The news comes six months after his bandmate Ronnie Wood's wife Sally Humphreys gave birth to twin girls, just two days before Wood turned 69.

In an interview given by Wood a month after the birth of his daughters, Wood revealed that Sir Mick was one of the first people to meet them.

He told Hello! magazine: "Mick popped in on the third day. He couldn't wait to see them, I put one in each arm and took a photo."

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