Mick Jagger, the legendary frontman of The Rolling Stones, has become a father for the eighth time at the age of 73. As of Thursday, December 8, Jagger and his girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, are celebrating the birth of a baby boy, according to BBC News.
Jagger’s publicist, Bernard Doherty, confirmed the news in a statement, per BBC News. The statement said that Jagger was present at the hospital in New York for the birth of the couple’s new child. It added that both parents were “delighted.”
The statement concluded by saying that Hamrick and her baby were “doing well.” Understandably, the family is also asking for their privacy to be respected at the present moment.
“Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”
According to USA Today, Hamrick, a ballerina, “has performed with the American Ballet Theatre in New York.” Per CNN, the announcement that Hamrick was pregnant with Jagger’s eighth child first came during mid-summer of this year. Megan French of Us Weekly reports that the baby is Hamrick’s first child.
At only 29 years of age, Hamrick is 44 years younger than the 73-year-old Jagger. Per BBC News, Jagger began dating Hamrick after the tragic suicide of his then-girlfriend L’Wren Scott back in 2014.
Scott, a famous fashion designer, was with Jagger for 13 years, per BBC News. Per Stephanie Webber of Us Weekly, to honor and pay tribute to Scott, Jagger later sang an emotional rendition of her favorite song, Bob Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman,” at her memorial service. Though they were together for well over a decade, Jagger and Scott did not have any children together.
According to BBC News, Jagger has now had children with a total of five different women, including Hamrick. The other four are Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, and Luciana Morad. Of Jagger’s seven other children, his oldest is 45 and his youngest is 17, according to The Guardian. The five others range between the ages of 19 and 44.
According to PEOPLE, Jagger has a total of five grandchildren. Jagger recently became a great-grandfather as well. According to BBC News, Assisi Jackson, who is the daughter of Mick and Bianca Jagger’s daughter Jade, gave birth to a daughter of her own back in 2014.
The news of the birth of Jagger’s eighth child also comes as The Rolling Stones are promoting a recently released album. Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, 72, recently got the band together to record a new album called Blue & Lonesome.
When Blue & Lonesome recently became available, it marked the release of the first Rolling Stones studio album in over 10 years. According to Billboard, it was the longest stretch that Jagger and The Rolling Stones had gone without releasing a studio album.
Blue & Lonesome is exclusively a cover album of blues songs, and it consists of a total of 12 tracks. The album adds yet another chapter to the illustrious history of The Rolling Stones, which is something that has now spanned across several decades.
Way back in the 1960s, The Rolling Stones were part of “The British Invasion,” a wave of groups that originated in England and went on to have a massive impact in the United States. Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones have forever etched a place in history.
Known for hits such as “Gimme Shelter,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Paint It Black,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Start Me Up,” “Beast Of Burden,” and countless others, The Rolling Stones are generally regarded as one of, if not the greatest Rock & Roll band of all time. The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame all the way back in 1989.
Obviously, at his age, Jagger is going to be an older father. However, he is not the only member of The Rolling Stones who is celebrating the birth of new children in his golden years. According to PEOPLE, Ronnie Wood, a guitarist and fellow band member, recently welcomed twin girls with his Sally back in May of this year. Wood is 69-years-old.
Even at the age of 73, Jagger and The Rolling Stones continue to make headlines. Congratulations to the Rolling Stones on their new album, and to Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick on the birth of their son!
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