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Monday 23 January 2017

Great-grandfather Jagger has eighth child with ballerina 44 years his junior

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger who has become a father again at the age of 73
Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger who has become a father again at the age of 73

Mick Jagger has had his eighth child at the age of 73 with his partner Melanie Hamrick, who - at 29 - is 44 years his junior.

The news of The Rolling Stones frontman's new arrival was confirmed by his publicist, Bernard Doherty. Mick and Ms Hamrick welcomed a son in New York yesterday.

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."

The new addition is Jagger's first with ballerina Ms Hamrick.

The couple began dating after the suicide of fashion designer L'Wren Scott, Mick's partner of 13 years, in 2014.

The rock star has seven children - Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, James, Georgia, Gabriel and Lucas - from previous relationships. Their ages range from 17 to 46, with his eldest child Karis Hunt Jagger - from his relationship with Marsha Hunt - being 17 years older than Ms Hamrick.

He had daughter Jade Jagger, now 45, with his ex-wife Bianca.

Liaison

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

Jagger has five grandchildren and became a great-grandfather in May 2014, when Jade's daughter Assisi gave birth.

It looks set to be a good week for Mick and his bandmates, as The Rolling Stones are in line to top the charts with their first studio album in more than a decade. The veteran rockers are primed to hit number one Blue & Lonesome, which was recorded in just three days.

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