Singing legend Sir Mick Jagger has announced he has become a dad again – at the age of 73. The Rolling Stones frontman has a new baby boy with his 29-year-old girlfriend Melanie Hamrick.
The little boy is Sir Mick’s eighth child. A statement from his publicist 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.”
It is believed that Sir Mick is handing Ms Hamrick $150,000 a year in maintenance so she can raise their son. Sir Mick is also said to be assisting Ms Hamrick to find a new home in America. She will get the case every year until their son is 18 and Sir Mick will also be paying for school feeds. When the boy finishes high school, a trust will be set up to cover the cost of further education fees and expenses.
The couple have no plans to get married and Sir Mick wants to make sure that their child is financially secure. A source said that Sir Mick wanted to ensure that everything was in place before the festive period. The source said that Sir Mick ws determined that his child would be cared for, including making provision for housing and education.
They said that the deal was an amicable one made by a couple who do not wish to get married, but who want to make sure they each do the right thing by their baby. Sir Mick already has seven children, who are aged 46, 45, 32, 31, 24, 18 and 17 by his former wives and partners Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall and Lucina Gimenez. Jerry Hall is now married to the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.