Mick Jagger is expecting his eighth child with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, the Rolling Stone frontman’s spokesman confirmed this week. Jagger joins his band mate Ronnie Wood, 69, who also became a father again late in life. Wood’s wife gave birth to twin daughters in May.
Jagger and Hamrick began dating in 2014. Jagger’s 29-year-old girlfriend Hamrick is a ballerina who has performed with the American Ballet Theatre in New York. This will be their first child together and Hamrick’s first child.
Jagger, who turns 73 this month, has seven children ranging in age from 45 to 17 with four different women: Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, James, Georgia, Gabriel, and Lucas. He has five grandchildren and became a great-grandfather in 2014 when his 21-year-old granddaughter Assisi gave birth to a daughter.
His first child, daughter Karis, was born in November 1970 to Marsha Hunt. Hunt is said to be the inspiration for the Stones’ classic “Brown Sugar.” Mick Jagger has been married once to Bianca Jagger from 1971 to 1978. The couple had one child together. Their daughter Jade was born in October 1971. Bianca filed for divorce from Jagger in 1978 on the grounds of his adultery.
Jagger began dating model Jerry Hall in 1977 and the two had four children together. They had an unofficial marriage ceremony in Indonesia in 1990. Together, Jagger and Hall had daughter Elizabeth (1984), son James (1985), daughter Georgia (1992), and son Gabriel (1997).
His last child, son Lucas Jagger, was born in 1999 to Luciana Gimenez.
Before Hamrick, Jagger’s last long-term relationship was with designer L’Wren Scott from 2001 to 2014. The 49-year-old former model committed suicide in 2014 and reportedly left her estimated $9 million estate to Jagger.
Jagger has spoken of his struggles to cope with L’Wren’s suicide, writing in a Facebook post shortly after her death, “We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much appreciated, not least by me.”
On April 28, which would have been L’Wren’s 52nd birthday, Jagger offered a tribute to her on Instagram with a photo of L’Wren looking over her shoulder with the setting sun behind her.
Mick Jagger traveled to New York to bury L’Wren in 2014 and sought comfort from his children, including daughters Karis, Elizabeth, and Georgia.