Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, 73, is nearing double digits when it comes to children.
The rock star’s representatives broke the news to The Associated Press, saying Jagger was on hand at a New York hospital for the birth. He and his 29-year-old girlfriend, ballerina Melanie Hamrick, welcomed a baby boy on Thursday, Dec. 8. According to a statement, both parents are “delighted” and the “mother and baby are doing well.”
The Rolling Stones lead man already has seven other children with four different women: Georgia, James, Jade, Elizabeth, Lucas, Karis and Gabriel –ranging in age from teenagers to their 40s. In fact, in 2014 Jagger became a great-grandfather when Jade’s daughter gave birth to a baby girl.
People on social media expressed mixed feelings over the news.
Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29. How can this possibly work? She's far too old for him.
— Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) December 8, 2016
Mick Jagger dad at 73? he makes me feel like i don't need to be in a rush to have a baby AT ALL!
— Desislava (@cutecruel3) December 8, 2016
Mick Jagger, 73 & his partner had a baby today. This child (his 8th) is younger than Mick’s great-granddaughter. I'll just leave that there.
— Greg Leipsic (@GregLeipsic) December 8, 2016
Mick Jagger becomes a father at the age of 73. Dad needs more sleep than the baby.
— Mark Dolan (@mrmarkdolan) December 8, 2016
To the mother of Mick Jagger's new baby: soon you'll have two in diapers!
— Dawn Mockler (@dawnymock) December 8, 2016
Just when you think the world’s gone crazy you find out Mick Jagger had a baby with a 29-year-old ballerina & everything makes sense again.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) December 8, 2016
Everyone talking about how Mick Jagger is a dad again but nobody talking if the baby is a girl or a boy
— ♡TIAMO♡ (@kjung_xx) December 8, 2016
Mick Jagger and girlfriend Melanie Hamrick welcome baby no. 8
— Cailyn Asken (@CrumJordon) December 8, 2016
Jagger and Hamrick began dating after the musician’s partner of 13 years, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, committed suicide in 2014.
But he isn’t the only Rolling Stones member to have recently become a daddy again. Bandmate Ron Wood, 68, and his wife Sally welcomed twin girls this past May.
Jagger is currently promoting the release of the new Rolling Stones album, Blues And Lonesome. Their 25th studio album, it was recorded in just three days at British Grove Studios in west London and sees the band return to “their roots and the passion for blues music”.