The Celebrity Couple With the Biggest Age Gap Were Born 43 Years Apart

The life of a rockstar notoriously involves lots of women, and when you’re as big as Mick Jagger, the list of conquests reaches the thousands. But now that he’s an older man, this Rolling Stone legend isn’t dating women from his generation.

A beautiful young ballerina has captured Jagger’s attention. And although he’s 76 years old, Jagger’s current girlfriend is only 33. Here’s how the couple with a 43-year age gap makes their relationship work. 

Mick Jagger on the red carpet
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Who is Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick?

Throughout his long life, Jagger has maintained a reputation as a man with many lovers. In fact, according to HuffPost, his biographer claims that Jagger bedded well over 4,000 women. But there are a few that stand out amongst the crowd — Bianca Jagger, the only woman he married, Jerry Hall, mother to four of his eight children, and L’Wren Scott, who completed suicide.

But one woman stands out because of an immense age difference between the couple.

Jagger met the lovely Melanie Hamrick in 2014, at one of his concerts in Tokyo. She was in Japan touring with the American Ballet Theatre but was able to attend a Rolling Stones concert with friends during her off time. After catching Jagger’s eye backstage, she received an invitation for dinner, and their relationship blossomed from there. 

The talented ballerina had studied dance from a young age. Most of Hamrick’s schooling took place at a boarding school in Washington DC, which was dedicated to ballet.

As a teenager, she landed a spot with New York City’s American Ballet Theatre summer program. Then she was able to join the company full-time after impressing them when she filled in for an injured dancer at the age of 18. 

Hamrick spent 15 years with the American Ballet Theatre, performing prominent roles in shows like Apollo, Les Sylphides, and Swan Lake. Hamrick told the New York Times that the company’s former associate artistic director, Victor Barbee, called her “the best corps dancer [that they’d] ever had.” 

Unlike some of his other relationships, Hamrick has never had an official introduction as Jagger’s girlfriend. It seems that their relationship was kept casual for years.

They met between their many obligations, but according to Hamrick, that’s what keeps their relationship exciting. “When we get together, it’s always like a honeymoon,” Page Six reported that she told a pal. 

Mick Jagger has eight kids with five different women

After two years of dating, Hamrick became pregnant with Jagger’s eighth child. She was the fifth woman to make Jagger a dad. His other seven children range in age from 49 to 20 and he also has five grandkids and even a great-grandchild. So while Hamrick was only 29 at the time and this would be her first child, Jagger offered plenty of parenting experience.

Although he’d never given an official statement of their relationship, Jagger did publicly acknowledge Hamrick’s pregnancy. Their son, Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger was born in 2016.

Hamrick’s life changed drastically after becoming a mother, and she quit the American Ballet Theatre. She’s now developing her career as a choreographer.

A child didn’t change their relationship status and although Jagger supports both Hamrick and Deveraux financially, they don’t live together full time. In fact, for several years, Jagger would occasionally be seen with other women.

The media would constantly question if Hamrick and Jagger were still an item, but after months of not being seen together, they would them attend a public event arm-in-arm. It seems that Jagger, after all his years as a wild rockstar, just can’t be tamed. 

Is Mick Jagger finally settling down?

However, after being a casual couple for the last six years, the Rolling Stones icon may have finally committed to his young ballerina. In February of 2019, the Sun reported that Jagger made a commitment to see Hamrick exclusively during their vacation together on the private island of Mustique.

And there may be some truth to that report. In the last year, Jagger and Hamrick have been seen together more often, and are even working on a project together. Last year, the couple collaborated on a rock-ballet, titled Porte Rouge. Hamrick choreographed the performance, which is set to songs from the Rolling Stone’s collection, and Jagger curated the music. 

After more than half a century as a celebrity, Jagger has had more than his share of wild nights. It’s about time that he settles down. But Hamrick is only beginning her thirties.

Let’s hope that she’s also ready to settle down for good, or we may see Jagger back on the market in his eighties.