THE mother of Sir Mick Jagger’s new lover – a ballerina 43 years his junior – has blasted the “circus” surrounding their relationship.
The Rolling Stones singer’s latest paramour was yesterday revealed to be Melanie Hamrick, 27, who “reached out” to Sir Mick following his partner’s suicide.
The American dancer was pictured cavorting with the rock legend, 70, earlier this month on a hotel balcony, just weeks after L’Wren Scott was found dead.
But her mother, Anne Hamrick – herself younger than Jagger – yesterday branded the controversy over her daughter and the singer “other people’s nonsense”. Anne, 65, and husband John, 66, director of an engineering firm, live quietly in Virginia.
Anne posted a proverb on her Facebook page: “Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into other people’s nonsense, repeat these words: not my circus, not my monkeys.” She added a quote from philosopher Aristotle which seemed to be advice for Melanie on how to deal with the row: “There is one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, be nothing and say nothing.”
The New York-based dancer was first introduced to great-grandfather Sir Mick in February, backstage at a Rolling Stones concert in Tokyo. But the couple only got together after L’Wren’s death in March when Melanie “reached out” and they met in New York as friends.
They took things further in Zurich, when they were pictured on a hotel balcony.
One friend claimed Sir Mick had no plans to see Melanie again but she had “put the smile back” on his face.
L’Wren’s sister was less than impressed. Jan Shane, 53, implied that the singer partly contributed to her sister’s feeling of despair, saying: “And people wonder why L’Wren was so depressed?”
Melanie recently saw her engagement to another dancer end. When contacted at home, Anne declined to comment.