Great-grandfather Jagger, 73, a dad for eighth time

Mick Jagger and his ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick welcomed their son on Thursday.
Mick Jagger and his ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick welcomed their son on Thursday. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESS PHOTO AGENCY

LONDON • Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, 73, has become a father for the eighth time, his publicist has confirmed.

The musician and his girlfriend, American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, 29, welcomed their first son in New York on Thursday.

"They are both delighted," a statement said. "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."

Jagger, who is a great-grandfather, has children with five women. His oldest child is Karis Hunt, 45, whose mother is actress- singer Marsha Hunt, 70.

Jade Jagger, 44, is his daughter with fashion icon Bianca Jagger, 71, to whom he was married for eight years. He has four children with model Jerry Hall, 60 - Elizabeth, 32, James, 30, Georgia, 24, and Gabriel, 19. And he also has a son, Lucas, 17, with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez.

The Stones are currently promoting the release of their 25th studio album, Blue & Lonesome.

Earlier this year, Hamrick, who has performed with the American Ballet Theatre in New York, was said to have been a guest on the United States leg of the Stones' tour in February and March, which ended with their historic open-air concert in Cuba.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2016, with the headline 'Great-grandfather Jagger, 73, a dad for eighth time'. Print Edition | Subscribe