Mick Jagger, 72, is expecting his eighth child with 29-year-old Melanie Hamrick

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Mick Jagger, 72, is going to be a father for the eighth time. Does anyone else wonder if this is Mick’s retaliation after Jerry Hall married Rupert Murdoch? Reportedly, Mick was really mad about that. So he was like, “Fine, I’ll go get my 29-year-old girlfriend pregnant, how do you like that?” And Jerry Hall was like, “Mick, stop calling.” Jagger has been dating Melanie Hamrick, a 29-year-old ballerina, for several years. I believe Melanie was his first big relationship after L’Wren Scott’s death in March 2014. And now Mick is going to be a daddy again.

Mick Jagger is still getting plenty of “Satisfaction.” The Rolling Stones frontman, 72, is expecting a child with his 29-year-old dancer girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, his rep confirmed to Page Six on Thursday night. This will be the eighth child for Jagger and the first for Hamrick. The couple began dating in 2014.

A source told The Sun, who first reported the news, that “He’s been incredibly supportive” and “They are taking the news in their stride.”

Hamrick will reportedly not be moving to London with Jagger. She is going end her dance career and move out of New York to settle down in either Los Angeles or back home in Connecticut.

“Melanie is very American and doesn’t want to move to London, even though they’ve been seeing each other regularly over a long period of time now,” the source explained. “Mick likes the arrangement they have and doesn’t want to be in another formal relationship.”

The source added, “The most important thing is how much he loves his children and he has great relations with them. He will support and love this child.”

Jagger welcomed his first baby, Karis, 46, in 1970 with Marsha Hunt. He had baby No. 2, Jade, 44, the following year with Bianca Jagger – his first and only wife. During his longtime relationship with Jerry Hall he had four children: Elizabeth, James, Georgia and Gabriel. His youngest, Lucas, 17, was born in 1999 from his alleged fling with Luciana Gimenez.

Jagger isn’t the only Rolling Stone member who’s still on daddy-duty. In May, his bandmate, Ronnie Wood, welcomed twins at age 68.

[From Page Six]

“Melanie is very American and doesn’t want to move to London…” More like Jagger doesn’t want to live with her and be in a serious, domestic-type relationship. He’ll financially support the kid, of course. He’ll probably even visit the kid. But my guess is that Mick and Melanie probably aren’t even “dating” at this point. Oh, I just remembered this story last year – there were widespread reports that Mick was cheating on Melanie! Ugh. As for the age thing… it feels like there’s been a lot of that going around lately. Not only with men in their 60s and 70s dating 20-somethings, but the 20-somethings are getting pregnant. Good luck, Melanie. I think you’re going to need it.

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  1. paolanqar says:

    Only because you can, it doesn’t mean you should.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Exactly. I don’t think it’s responsible for someone his age to be having any more children.

      • Aussie girl says:

        First ronnie and now mick. I just don’t agree, yes she is young but no. It’s same with these 60 + women doing IVF. Maybe some won’t agree but come on. Oh and good luck with Mick, regardless of having his children he’s a tight arse. I know the child will be provided for but maybe when micks dead and gone and that’s child’s older she might find herself in Jerry’s boat.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        @Aussie Girl

        YES! There is a time for responsible reproduction and Mick has passed it. So have 60-something women getting IVF. Not to mention, sperm quality has been shown to degrade as a man ages. He’s not passing on his best swimmers.

      • LoveIsBlynd says:

        Men’s sperm do not age. They are fresh new sperm produced throughout a lifetime unlike our eggs that were created during menarche and then “age”. While I personally feel these december may relationships have power imbalance, the biological fact is that it’s sound sexual chemistry.

      • Even says:

        @LoveIsBlynd , I’m pretty sure there are studies that show correlation between father’s age and risk for genetic anomaly in child. When we age, the process of creating new cells will have more errors (like how risk of cancer increases with age), so while the sperm may be fresh, they may still be faulty.

      • bettyrose says:

        Even – yeah, doesn’t take but a second to google “risks of older dads” and get all the reading you need on this topic.

      • Katie says:

        Just read an article involving a study of aging fathers within the last 6 mths.

      • LoveIsBlynd says:

        Re “faulty” sperm, yes this is true to a small extent. A male makes copies of his DNA with every sperm and as a person ages there are minuscule off sets, but not nearly to extent of females who are born with one set of eggs for a lifetime. I’m not comparing the worth of an aging female over a male here- what I’m referring to is pure biology. There is also a test for genetic information that can be procured around 5 mos of gestation; if a couple is concerned about abnormalities this can be determined. I like this site in that we can all check each other against here say.

      • Betsy says:

        @Love – yes, sperm ages. It is “made fresh” daily, but like all other cells in an aging body, the quality is not that of a young man’s.

    • ichsi says:

      +100000000000000000
      Jesus…

      • saras says:

        As if he ever raised his children?!? Lol its more of writing checks and visiting occasionally.

    • CTgirl says:

      Huh. I didn’t realize that the Crypt Keeper had viable sperm. Wonders will never cease.

      • Vava says:

        LOL……………I adore the Crypt Keeper. That show is fantastic and I wish they’d bring it back.

  2. freebunny says:

    I have no words. How can he think it’s a good idea?

    • V4Real says:

      How could she?

      And people on here had issues with 42 year old Derek Jeter and his 26 year old wife.

      • eileen says:

        I was only shocked Derek Jeter the perpetual playboy got married at all not the age difference between him and his wife!

    • Caz says:

      He didn’t. He has too much $$$$ and no brains. She is after a 18-year payday. Would she get pregnant to a pensioner living on benefits?

      • bettyrose says:

        You know, I don’t even really care that much if young women shack up with extremely wealthy men who are using them as arm candy. It’s a business arrangement. But there are numerous problems with bringing a baby into that arrangement.

  3. LinaLamont says:

    Yuck

    • Betsy says:

      +1
      Gross. I do not think it fair for a child to have a grandparent for a father.

      • Lila says:

        Precisely. And health starts declining precipitously for most around 80. So he may make it to the kid’s 15th birthday but I’d bet dollars to donuts the last 5 are in very poor, and declining, health.
        BTW I saw this and thought of the ages of my father and myself- he’s 71, I’m 29, my child is 11m. Gross.

      • crtb says:

        when my daughter was born, that was the age of her GREAT grandparents.

      • JR says:

        @crtb Mick already is a great-grandfather. His granddaughter Assisi had a daughter in 2014.

      • Katie says:

        Someone elsewhere stated this will be his child, grandchild, and great-grandchild. Lol

  4. Tate says:

    Oh good grief.

  5. Crowdhood says:

    I feel like this is awful to even say but how selfish do you have to be to have a child
    In your 70′s? Maybe at BEST they get 20 years with you and those 20 are end of life years. It seems so selfish to me. Also, I am 31. I genuinely don’t know how all these nice young ladies give it up for grandpa Jagger peen.

    • Naddie says:

      I’m 28, with the same opinion as you, but I know how.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Plus, old sperm is not necessarily healthy sperm. The ego with these old rock stars, sheesh. One of the most romantic, loving things my husband did was get it snipped. In his early 30′s!!!

      • PunkyMomma says:

        ^This! In addition to the very real possibility that you won’t be around to parent your child for long, the older the father, the more increase in birth defects.

        This is all about ego -

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Early 30s as well. There’s no way in hell I’d touch that with a twenty foot pole.

    • pikawho? says:

      Money and a distant relationship with their fathers. Or a “too close” relationship to their fathers…..

      (I’ll probably get dogpiled by commenters who met their 65 year old husbands when they were 19 and it was twu luv blah blah…)

    • Dangles says:

      Yawn. Another day. Another old celeb gets a young nobody pregnant.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Money, Crowdhood, money and the glamourous life. The simplest answer.

    • lilacflowers says:

      True, he could have snipped it or wrapped it but she doesn’t have to go through with the pregnancy. Melanie is the one choosing to have the child. She is choosing to bring a child into this world knowing that the father very likely will not see that child grow up. I do think both of Jagger’s parents had longevity but that doesn’t necessarily equate with good health and full mental capacity.

      • Chinoiserie says:

        So you are saying she should be blamed for not having an abortion? If she planned the pregnancy that is one thing but if it just happened this is not on her.

      • SamiHami says:

        So, killing a baby is the solution? What a vile notion.

      • stinky says:

        Team Choice and proud.

      • Katie says:

        #Teamstinky! Pro-Choice and also proud!

      • lilacflowers says:

        The reality is that women do have a choice whether or not to become mothers in most states in this country, Connecticut and New York included. If she did not want to become pregnant by a 72 year old, she had options, including not having sex with a 72 year old. If once pregnant by a 72 year old, she did not want to have a child with a 72 year old, she had options too. She is choosing to bring this child into this world, just like the vast majority of women who have children in this country do. Yes, SamiHami, how very vile that women have the ability and right to determine when they become parents. As for being the solution, you clearly would be the one seeing a baby as a problem that needs solving. Babies are not problems that need solving. @chinoiserie, blaming? Why is anyone to be blamed? He should be blamed? Why? Was this child the result of an assault? Two consenting adults chose to have sex with all the consequences that entails. They both made that choice. She is now choosing what to do going forward.

      • Crox says:

        I think the possibility of abortion, or keeping the baby, should be discussed and decided between partners (if this is a normal relationship, of course, not with an abuser), but if there is no agreement, the woman has the final say because she’s the incubator. So I agree completely with lilacflowers: this one chose to keep the child (the aftermath of an unprotected sex with her husband, which is all fine). It’s on her as much as on him. She knows how old the father is and what that means, so she is just as selfish as Mick.

    • Ursaline says:

      “I genuinely don’t know how all these nice young ladies give it up for grandpa Jagger peen.”

      YES. My thoughts exactly. *Cringe*

  6. Nancy says:

    Ewww…….

  7. Christianna says:

    I only came for the comments. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    Really gross. But I guess she and the kid will never have to worry about money.

  9. Jenns says:

    Gross.

    Just as the baby is getting out of the diaper stage, Mick will probably be entering the diaper stage.

    • Scarlett says:

      Yes!!

    • Caz says:

      Please don’t make fun of elder people’s incontinence problems. My mother has rapidly declining dementia and is wearing nappies full time. We can’t take her out anywhere anymore because she isn’t aware of what her body is doing. It’s horrendous.

      By all means poke fun at Mick. Careless throwaway comments can upset other contributors.

      • Katie says:

        ^^THIS^^

      • Harleyb says:

        Your response brought tears to my eyes. My stepfather has advanced PSP and while not incontinent, cannot get to bathroom quickly so he began wearing Depends. He feels so humiliated…he was so vibrant and its painful to watch his decline.

      • Cleo says:

        Agree thanks caz.

  10. Anonymous says:

    “Good luck, Melanie. I think you’re going to need it.”

    She doesn’t need any luck. She’s going to have the child of one of the wealthiest, most famous, most influential rock stars in the world. She doesn’t have to live with him or raise the kid with him — which may very well be something she’s very happy with. Because it’s not like she’ll be your average single mom, will she? She’ll live in luxury for the rest of her life, and have nannies to help take care of the child, and a housekeeper and cook to do all of her domestic chores. Sounds like she’ll be pretty darn comfortable to me.

    • Beatrice says:

      Exactly. I thought the same when I read that she was ending her dance career. Yeah, baby–no more financial worries.

    • Lynnie says:

      Someone upthread said that Mick was notoriously stingy tho? And having a baby for a paycheck is just sad, especially for the kid.

      • Sam says:

        Mick is the same guy who tried to claim that his marriage to Jerry Hall was invalid (despite many years and several children together) because he didn’t want to pay her anything. So yes, I can totally believe that.

      • Jen43 says:

        I forgot about that. Mick is a notorious cheapskate. This is going to end up in court.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah this.

    • boredblond says:

      Exactly..I don’t see any semblance to fairy tale romance here, just a guaranteed income for life with very few strings attached..a financial planner s dream.

    • Gorgonia says:

      This +10000gazillion. Driiin, let’s wake up: I’m amazed she is being depicted as a poor victim. She probably planned all this or agreed with the old creeepy one, in exchange for a wealthy life.

  11. NewWester says:

    I would not be surprised if this is not his last child. He probably wants ten children.

  12. Jen43 says:

    They should both have more sense. At least he’ll financially support the child I guess.

  13. pikawho? says:

    I wonder how she dealt with the nausea?

    During conception, I mean.

    • Dangles says:

      Female years are a bit like dog years in the entertainment industry. So a 29 year old woman is roughly the same age as a 72 year old man.

      • burnsie says:

        I know you’re kidding, but it’s so close to the truth in Hollywood that it’s still depressing

      • noway says:

        Depressing, but still funny and yes these are the comments that make me laugh. If I think about it seriously it is gross, depressing along with a lot of other adjectives I don’t wish to say.

        My good comment for the day is God, Karma or whatever you believe in help this KID who is about to be born. Money doesn’t solve everything. Good luck to the baby, Mick and the girlfriend are adults and should know more.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      I am an awful person but this make me cackle.

    • Alix says:

      LOL!!!!!!

    • Lurkingweirdo says:

      Nice!! Got a good chuckle out of that one, Pikawho!!

    • Susie 1of 3 says:

      😂

  14. Lucy2 says:

    I’m wondering if this was a play by her? Her career is winding up, and now she has a guaranteed source of income ? Cynical I know, but it happens.

    • Birdix says:

      That was my reaction too. Corps dancers don’t have much of a future once they hit 30, and she probably hasn’t gone to college or developed other job skills.

  15. Zapp Brannigan says:

    If his face is that wrinkled imagine how wrinkly his… , no I will stop there.

    (Cue shouts of ageism, wrinkled penis shaming and hatred against people eating right now)

    • PunkyMomma says:

      No shame. I thought the same thing, recalling that episode of SATC with Samantha and the geezer dude with old man ass. Ew.

      • Moneypenny says:

        Old man ass and that episode are the first things that come to mind whenever I see a situation like this. Yuck.

  16. Mrs. Welen-Melon says:

    Long ago and faraway, before Johnny Depp’s now-departed hotness, before George Michael was arrested in a public restroom, and before Jim Morrison exposed himself on stage, Mick Jagger reigned. He was cooler than Ringo or George or Paul. Only John Lennon was Mick’s equal and John didn’t want the crown.

    All hotness lasts but a fleeting moment, it seems. If a crystal ball had shown us Mick Jagger in 2016, no one would have believed it, not even Mick himself.

  17. Soprana says:

    I wouldn’t call 2014 “several” years
    ago… Weren’t Scott and Jagger still together at the time of her passing?

    • Nanea says:

      As far as I recall, L’Wren Scott thought they were together till shortly before she ended her life. Apparently one of the reasons of her suicide was that she found out about Hamrick and Jagger.

      • Soprana says:

        Ah OK. Makes more sense if she was a long-term side piece.

      • tmc says:

        I never felt LWren Scott death was adequately explained, if such a thing can happen. I know many suicides dont make sense but hers really did not. Then there was a piece in the NY Times by a journalist friend that attempted to say it was because she was going to have to close her business but that seemed a little too pat. I actually had never heard that there was potentially a Jagger affair in the mix or if I did I had forgotten. Either way, this seems odd. And yes, it was only two years ago that she died.

  18. Locke Lamora says:

    Put some lipstick on him and he looks exactly like my greatgrandmother.

    I wonder what the family dynamic is with kis kids. Can you imagine being 40 amd having a toddler sibling?

    • Lynnie says:

      Honestly they probably just ignore each other. Only thing they have in common is their dad.

    • NewWester says:

      Actually Jade Jagger’ s daughter Assisi had a child a few years ago. So Mick’s latest child will be younger than his own great grandchild

  19. tracking says:

    The child will be well provided for, and I doubt he was doing much of the parenting anyway.

  20. Ginger Gal says:

    I am poor and old and I wouldn’t even knock boots with him. Yuk.

  21. Jayna says:

    She’s set for life. When she met Mick, she was engaged to an older man, 46 years old to her 27 years old. He was a ballet dancer and was then an artistic director for a small ballet company. Then she met Mick and saw her chance and moved on.

    I don’t think Mick planned to have this baby at all. I just find that hard to believe. From what I read, earlier on L’Wren had wanted a family, but those days were over for Mick. I think a planned “oopsie” happened on this girl’s part.

  22. Sb says:

    Locking down her piece of his fortune.

  23. thaliasghost says:

    I recently read a few excerpts of Jo Woods book and all I have to say is OF COURSE Jagger was cheating on Hamrick from the way Jo Wood described him and all of the band members except for Charlie Watts apparently.

    It was just incredibly sad to read. The way these men treat women just makes me so sad and also very cynical. Thinking of Paul McCartney helps. The Beatles were always better than the Stones.

    • Mrs. Welen-Melon says:

      Re: Charlie Watts.

      I once waited next to him at the luggage carousel for a flight from Paris to Heathrow. This would have been in the late ’80′s. His businessman attire and briefcase surprised me. A lot.

      Because flying was much the most expensive way to go from Paris to London, I was pretty much the only non- middle aged person on the flight. At one point Charlie Watts looked me directly in the eyes, almost saying aloud, “Don’t say who I am.”

      He was really different in dress and demeanor than I would have expected. He came across as a successful businessman.

      • thaliasghost says:

        The way she described the others was just appaling. Well, not the way she described them but the way they treated their wives and children. Just the ultimate rock star cliche.

        It seemed like she almost hated Watt’s wife because she likely was the only one married to a good man and not a “rock star.” I never ever cared for the Rolling Stones, always detested them for their personalities but it’s good to know there is one good egg among them.

      • stinky says:

        im getting that BOOK!
        I think Charlie’s resting expression is “Don’t say who I am.”
        lol!

      • Tessy says:

        I met Mick back in the 80′s and he was dressed like that too.

  24. Bess says:

    Absolutely repulsive.

  25. Luca76 says:

    With this news I flashback to Andy Warhol’s diary. Lots of vintage gossip about the Bianc/Mick/ Jerry love triangle. According to Andy he used to taunt Bianca by telling her he’d have babies when he was in his 70s. He probably truly is over the moon with his huge flipping ego. *Blurgh*

    • PunkyMomma says:

      OT, but I have a copy of that diary and the gossip is so delicious. Warhol loved to dish about Mick and Bianca. Andy had the goods on everybody in that scene.

  26. Kitten says:

    Eh. Do I think it’s an odd choice to have a baby with a man in his seventies?
    Yes, yes I do. But at the end of the day it’s THEIR choice.

    People get so hung up on the idea that the kid won’t have many years with his/her dad but if that kid is anything like me, after 18 they won’t be seeing their parents all that often anyway.

    IDK…I just think judging them and saying that this is an awful decision is based on the assumption of so many unknowns. Maybe the kid will move to a new country when he/she is 18 and never see the parents anyway, maybe the kid will be closer to his/her mother, or maybe the kid won’t like his/her dad at all.

    Needless to say, I’m not wishing this on the child, but it’s just to say that maybe when Mick passes it won’t be the terrible, life-altering loss that we’re all assuming it will be. We can’t predict how this will all play out. How involved was Mick in raising his other kids? Even if Mick was 35, that doesn’t guarantee that he would be a great father.

    And it goes without saying that parental love and guidance is an imperative during a child’s formative years, but financial security isn’t a small thing either.

    *shrugs*
    I guess I don’t think it’s as terrible as everyone else does.
    That being said, EW to having sex with Mick Jagger. ew ew ew

    • Sam says:

      I disagree, and here’s why:

      Simply because some people don’t continue very close relationships with their parents upon age 18 does not mean that others don’t. The best research indicates that maintaining parental closeness after children reach adulthood is pretty desirable – it helps the transition into adulthood, and the children tend to be more stable, more responsible, etc. So it would make sense to try to choose a partner who would, statistically, most likely survive into their children’s adult years.

      And formative years are not early childhood alone. The teenage years are generally regarded as equally important to the formation of values, character and stability as anything else. It’s not as simple as “well, he’ll be around for the early years, so it’s not so bad.” Mick would have to live to 90-91 to see this child reach the age of majority – which in reality is a time when most young adults actually have a strong need for parental guidance. Even presuming he can reach that age (and I don’t doubt he can), there is a strong likelihood that he wouldn’t be able to parent in an effective manner.

      While you are correct that there are a large number of unknowns at play, that is true of any relationship and childbearing. Two 30 year olds can die tragically, leaving young children. However, let’s be real and acknowledge that in that case, the odds don’t favor that situation, whereas in the case of 72 year old father, the odds favor him not being around for very long. It’s about playing the odds and being realistic. It would akin to judging a young parent who persists in very, very unhealthy behaviors that could dramatically increase the risk that they could die prematurely.

      To me, part of being a good parent is at least trying, with the factors that are within your control, to try to ensure that you will stick around long enough to be able to help guide your children into adulthood. Jagger must know that statistically, the odds of that are low in this case. He may make it into his 90s, but that is a long stretch. I don’t think pointing out such things is judging him as a person (we have no idea if the pregnancy was planned or whatnot) it’s pointing out facts.

      • Kitten says:

        Meh. I still can’t get worked up about it.
        Maybe their kid will have close relationships with friends and extended family members and that will be enough for him/her.

        Again, it’s not a decision that I would make for myself but I really don’t give a sh*t how other people choose to raise their kids, as long as they aren’t abusing them. It really has no impact on my life whatsoever.
        *shrugs*

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I know it’s different for different people, but I agree with you. I think this was irresponsible on both of their parts.
        My grandparents are in their late 70s and the thought of them not being here scares me to death, I don’t know what I would do if my parents were that age.

        Again, different strokes for different folks, but for me, coming from a very close knit family feels like hitting the jackpot.

      • V4Real says:

        I get your point Kitten. I wouldn’t want to have a baby at his age but I wouldn’t say it’s because the father will die before the kid reaches adulthood. Young fathers die everyday be it by illness, accidents, violence, war or in the case of Black men, the police. My issue would be will a father of that age be able to actually do active things with their child, such as play sports. Not that Mick would have done that with any of his kids anyway. But I’m just generalizing. Most young parents don’t even play sports with their kids, they drop them off at practice and the coaches do it.

        I understand that some on here are saying that because of certain mutation in an older man’s sperm the child might have issues. Still you can’t claim that as the main reason a man of a certain age shouldn’t be a father. If we go by that reason than a woman shouldn’t have a baby past the gestational age of 35, due to similar concerns.

        Even young parents can have a child with some kind of deformity, down syndrome being one of them. With today’s technology they have ways of checking the status of a baby before it is born. A friend of mine was 26 at the time she had her son who was born with down syndrome. She knew before the baby was born that he had this. She and her husband decided to keep the child and not abort the pregnancy. Like you said it’s their business and if they choose to take a chance and have this baby knowing the risk I’m hoping that they are aware and prepared to deal with any health issues this child might have. Maybe they would love the child no matter what. Or guess what, maybe the child will be just fine.

        By the way there are plenty of older grandparents raising their grandchildren. But I guess they shouldn’t since they are going to die soon.

      • Kitten says:

        @V4Real-”My issue would be will a father of that age be able to actually do active things with their child, such as play sports.”

        That’s actually a good point..hadn’t thought of that aspect of it.

        “By the way there are plenty of older grandparents raising their grandchildren. But I guess they shouldn’t since they are going to die soon.”

        Bingo. Of course, everybody wants the ideal parental situation for their kids, but it doesn’t always work out that way.

      • noway says:

        I’m not sure a lot of people are that worked up about it. It definitely has a late night show comedy thing about it though. I think it is a dumb decision, but I don’t really care that much about it. Taking out the seriousness of raising a child it is also odd for a 70 year old to be with someone in their twenties. Honestly, it isn’t going to happen that often, because unless you are Mick Jagger or similar in money and power range, most twenty-somethings aren’t going to look at grandpa and think I want to be with them and vice versa. Not really ageism, just life.

    • Pamela says:

      I tend to agree with you for the most part. I would like to see my parents more, but I don’t. We just aren’t that close, it bothers me, but it is what it is.

      I do see others views as well in that 70 just seems like a strange age to become a Dad– for lots of reasons. Dying before the kid finishes high school being one. (though no kid is guaranteed that won’t happen)

      But to an extent, seems like the mom may end up a more or less single mom -without the financial stresses that plenty of single moms face It isn’t like plenty of kids aren’t raised by a single parent. They do just fine.

      • Kitten says:

        “But to an extent, seems like the mom may end up a more or less single mom -without the financial stresses that plenty of single moms face It isn’t like plenty of kids aren’t raised by a single parent. They do just fine”

        That’s kind of what I was thinking. Again, not ideal but children grow up in far worse circumstances, sometimes even when they are raised by young, married parents.

    • Celebwatch says:

      Losing a parent is a big deal. Even if s/he was a crappy parent. Sometimes even more so then.

      • Kitten says:

        Never said it wasn’t.

      • Ange says:

        Indeed. My mother’s parents were older and she lost them both by her mid 20s. Her mother died well before her father and it was very hard on my mother, she lost a lot of years with her mum in particular and I feel a great deal of sympathy for her. At least this child will have its mother around for a long time presumably but the loss of a parent while young can still be very traumatic.

    • Tige says:

      I can’t bring myself to agree. My dad was both old, and sick when I was born. Even though we weren’t that close (mostly because he was old and sick….) I walked around for most of my childhood and adolescence with a clenched, anxious feeling in my gut because there was always this sense of impending doom. We all knew it was going to happen. When it did, it was cataclysmic for lots of reasons.

      No kid is ever going to be without the risk of losing a parent, or any number of other potential horrible circumstances. Its just that in this instance, rather than being a risk, its almost guaranteed. Maybe it won’t be a terrible, life altering loss like it was for me, but she’s put this kid in a situation in which the risk of it being so is much, much greater than for your average kid, and lets be honest, she most likely did it for money.

  27. Alix says:

    Well, no clichéd “we’re over the moon” quotes, at least.

    Can you imagine the shaming that’d be going on if a female rocker were having her eighth kid from yet another partner? The Internet would be all over her. But not Mick — no, he’s a (withered old) player. Blech.

    • QQ says:

      Remarkable Isn’t it? how also we don’t talk about these old white rocker dudes like the OG F*ckboys that they are, cause what really is the difference between Future or all that Fetty Wap Several baby mamas drama and this?

      • a reader says:

        ^^^^^ THIS. So. Much. This. “OG F*ckboys” wins the internet today QQ.

      • EmmGee says:

        @QQ, today’s my birthday and I’m gonna accept that “OG F#$kBoys” as your gift to me. No need to save the receipt–I’m keeping this one!!!

      • JRenee says:

        Lol. Yes, 4 mothers, married once, the crap he did with at least one kid, Karis and too Jerry Hall…Mick is a tightwad. Hopefully he will be at least a part of this child’s life.

  28. Trixie says:

    Poor child.

    • Tourmaline says:

      People always say stuff like this when super old celeb dudes father babies…. Really though I save my tears for the many many kids who are at this very moment being neglected or legit abused by their parents, mom, dad, or both. Not this kid who will probably be very well taken care of…even if Mick dies when the kid is quite young, or never plays a fatherly role in his life. Having a typical aged dad is in no way a real indication that a kid is going to have a decent childhood.

      • Trixie says:

        As someone whose father chose to be absent from their life, I feel badly for any child whose father knowingly is or will be absent from their life. And I dislike selfish fathers who chose their own BS selfish lives over their kid’s. To me, it’s really selfish of Mick to have a child so late in life and I feel badly for the child knowing it will most likely grow up without it’s father.

        PS. Feeling badly for this kid does not mean I don’t feel even more badly for child of abuse, etc.

  29. Margo S. says:

    Why would you have a kid at 72?!?!?! He won’t even be here to see his kid become a teenager! Yes I will be ageist about this. And she’s only 29?! That’s like have a kid with someone older then her grandfather! So messed up.

    • thaliasghost says:

      That was my initial thought as well.

      Followed by

      — well, nobody absolutely nobody cares if this kid is going to know him as a father. He is nothing but a walking atm to provide a fabulous life for this child and that is all you need. If it really comes down to it, you don’t need a father in your life. But growing up rich is everything.

      This thought then was followed by the thought:

      — imagine if all that money that will be pumped into this one child would be used to contribute positively to society and alleviate some of the suffering that is actually there. Yeah, both parents are nothing but selfish.

      • Pamela says:

        “— imagine if all that money that will be pumped into this one child would be used to contribute positively to society and alleviate some of the suffering that is actually there. Yeah, both parents are nothing but selfish.”

        This thought leaves me conflicted. I absolutely agree with what you are saying. I think about this sort of thing a lot. On the one hand, I do feel like people can do whatever they want with their money. It’s not MY choice what Starlet A or B does with her millions. (and plenty of them may donate a lot to charities) But on the other, it is hard to read about celebrity spending and not think about how much more “important stuff” could be done with that $. It’s very hard to wrap one’s head around at times.

  30. PHAKSI says:

    Imagine him on top of you…

  31. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Firstly, ewww.

    Secondly, good luck Melanie, and I’ll just leave this here:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4329902/

  32. racer says:

    There is so much more to life than having babies.

  33. Tiffany says:

    At 72, shouldn’t his spunk be dust at this point.

    • Dana m says:

      @ Tiffany: That’s what I’m thinking too!
      She probably has a boyfriend on the side as well. Mick should ask for a paternity check. He is 72. I guess viagra is his friend. Also, I can’t image being 29 and having sex with a 72 year old grandpa. I would be so grossed out.

  34. Alyssa Faison says:

    Wait. So, he’s been dating the ballerina for several years, but his girlfriend has only been dead for two?

  35. Chels says:

    I wouldn’t expect anything less from Jagger!

  36. Starkiller says:

    If she has the opportunity to move to London despite being “very American”, she should suck it up for the sake of her child. UK schools are light-years ahead of their US counterparts, most importantly, and if she takes him there before he starts talking he’ll acquire an English accent, no one will even know he’s American if he keeps quiet about it and a nanny takes care of school runs. She’ll be treated poorly of course, but her son will get the best education and possibly even something resembling a relationship with his father. If it were me I would be weighing that very carefully before dismissing it outright.

    • kanyekardashian says:

      Why are you assuming a) the kid will be a ‘he’ and b) Mick has anything parental to contribute to this child beyond a child-support check? Jagger is a horrific role model, the kid is so much better off without him in his/her life.

  37. Dee Kay says:

    When my father was 72, he got his 24-year-old maid pregnant. His seventh child. (UGH.) I have never seen or heard of any pregnancy as great as that (48 years) and when I saw this headline, I thought for a split-second that Mick Jagger had beat it. But nope — Jagger’s baby mama is older than my dad’s was. My dad still holds the record.

  38. Cerys says:

    Other than his money, I can’t see the attraction in any of the Rolling Stones. If he was Mick Smith, a 72 year old unfamous person, I wonder if she would be so keen to get pregnant. Meal ticket for life??

  39. LAR says:

    He looks so much older than 72 to me. My dad is 69 and looks at least a decade younger than him. Rock star living, I guess.

  40. Michkat says:

    Phew, the more popular these instances are, the better I feel about my upbringing.

    I used to get teased a lot and felt embarrassed for having “old” parents, and to this day I constantly have this sense of urgency in spending time with them because we “have less time together”. (Mom was 39 dad was 41).

    But really, they were busy living more life and a bit ahead of their times! Mick is WAYYY to old but I’m glad now my situation isn’t as odd as it was when I was young.

  41. MSat says:

    Proof that it’s still very much a man’s world.

    Gross.

  42. TheOriginalMe says:

    None of my beeswax but statistics are not in Mick’s favor…. or rather the child’s favor. Also, I wonder how severely compromised old sperm is. Need to do some learnin’.

  43. kanyekardashian says:

    He is so disgusting to look at – imagine having to see him naked. Ugh, I just got chills. And what kind of woman gets hot looking at him? Some women have such low self-esteem. Sad.

  44. Jen says:

    In all likelihood if this woman carries to term, she will have a normal and healthy baby. In all likelihood. Yes genetic abnormalities are more prevalent in both egg and sperm over age 40, instances of downs, schizophrenia etc.

    However in general babies with an older parent or parents tend to be healthy and normal. This is why women over 40, or women with male partners over 40, have higher chance to miscarry. But if they carry to term the baby tends to be normal.

    Also this kid will at least have a father for 10, 15, 20 or more years. What is it 30 to 50 percent of all kids don’t have a father or two parents, and its often planned like that nowadays.
    So it seems overboard to judge so harshly here.
    Also I severely doubt jerry hall cares one shred about this. She has 4 or 5 gorgeous kids herself. I don’t like it when it is inferred that older women are jealous they can’t give birth anymore. Most I know are satisfied with their childbearing years and don’t want to do it again anyway.

  45. Snowflake says:

    This kid is hardly ever going to see Mick, he’s not going to have a typical father son relationship with him. Quite frankly, it will be as if she were a single mom who has money, raising a kid with a mostly absent father. Happens all the time.

  46. Dinah says:

    Men’s sperm are fresh and new? That’s a myth. Your sperm ages with your body (if your body produces it). Hugh Hefner’s kids are allegedly LD and ADHD. There are studies that have shown where older men reproducing are more likely to have (in the words of a geneticist friend) “defective offspring.” That said, Mick never was in love enough to marry Jerry. He’s honest about hating women who try to change who he really is: a libertine, through and through. He is very kind and generous toward his children, though. Someone I’ve met who has worked with him and Sir Paul has said they are two excellent dads who do not dote on their children; they nurture them. She went as far to say, if in the highly unlikely event she was to leave her young son with Mick or Paul alone for several days, she wouldn’t have a qualm about it on their end because they are above reproach with children. Mick loves women and always will. He’s always said it, even from the days when he was with Chrissie Shrimpton and she didn’t want to report it. She told me the way Mick interacted with his kids, especially Julian, was touching: very playful and nurturing, mindful of their education, emotions, and manners. She said he was extremely touching when he recalled the love he has for Brian Jones, his parents, and L’Wren Scott, among others he has lost along the way. Sounds like he’s a private man who loves deeply and intensely, just like Paul, only Paul is a one woman man and Mick is not.

    • kai says:

      Mick Jagger does not have a son named Julian. John Lennon’s first son is named Julian but no one would claim Lennon doted on him.

  47. Whatever Works says:

    Absolutely their business, but I would think Mick would rather have a girlfriend totally devoted to him and available than one who has to beg off because of the baby…