Looking at this snap, you’d be hard pressed to know that the Jagger family are scarcely slaves to marital convention.
It shows Texan supermodel Jerry Hall, who shared the photograph online, cradling her latest grandchild in her right arm, while Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick – father of Jerry’s four children – looms over her, his right hand lovingly on her shoulder as he tenderly clasps her left hand in his.
Joining the swooning grandparents in the picture are 31-year-old Georgia – the younger of Mick and Jerry’s two daughters – and James, their elder son, father of the new addition to the family.
Married to Anoushka Sharma, James was born in 1985, two years before Melanie Hamrick, Sir Mick’s current girlfriend, with whom he celebrated the birth of his eighth child, a son, Deveraux, seven years ago.
Looking at this snap, you’d be hard pressed to know that the Jagger family are scarcely slaves to marital convention
Jerry had ended their relationship after discovering his affair with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez, who’d had Mick’s seventh child, a son, Lucas, earlier that year
His union with Jerry – codified, or so she thought, by a ceremony in Bali – was declared null and void by the High Court in 1999, by which time Jerry had ended their relationship after discovering his affair with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez, who’d had Mick’s seventh child, a son, Lucas, earlier that year. But that’s all blood under the bridge – perhaps especially since the end of Jerry’s second marriage to media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.
Surprise! Damien Hirst to be a dad again at 58
He’s pickled a shark in a tank, chopped up cows and sold a diamond-encrusted platinum skull for $100million. But now Damien Hirst has pulled off his greatest surprise.
I can disclose that Britain’s richest artist is to become a father again at the age of 58. His girlfriend Sophie Cannell, who’s 29 years his junior, is expecting her first child.
‘Sophie is looking forward to becoming a mother,’ a source tells me. ‘She has spent most of her pregnancy concealing her bump, but she’s happy to share the news now.’
The former ballerina showed off her baby bump in a picture, which she posted online, of her wearing a bikini while sitting at the edge of a swimming pool. ‘He’s a water boy,’ she says.
If her child is indeed a boy, he will be Hirst’s fourth son. His is the father of Connor, 28, Cassius, 23, and Cyrus, 17, with fashion designer Maia Norman. They split in 2012 after 20 years together.
Britain’s richest artist, Damien Hirst, is to become a father again at the age of 58
The former ballerina showed off her baby bump in a picture, which she posted online, of her wearing a bikini while sitting at the edge of a swimming pool
He then took up with model Roxie Nafousi, 33, before enjoying a three-year romance with another mannequin, Katie Keight, 31, which ended in 2017.
The former enfant terrible of the art world has been going out with Cannell for five years and they live at his £36million, 14-bedroom home in Regent’s Park, London, which even has its own stripper pole. They share the property with their beloved three French bulldogs, Pablo, Chapo and Blanco and their new chihuahua.
Hirst has an estimated fortune of £300million fortune and his sons are directors of his art production company Science (UK), which is worth £20.3 million, and boasted a turnover of £5.6million, according to its latest accounts.
The artist has yet to propose to Cannell, but he has showered her with gifts including a £166,600 18-carat gold Rolex Pearlmaster watch studded with 713 gems.
He immortalised his love for her last year when he created a sculpture based on her body as one of his four works for new Mayfair restaurant Bacchanalia, inspired by Greek mythology.
Now a successful kids’ author, actor and comedian, Ben Miller has revealed why he loves writing for a younger market — his books don’t suffer too much adult scrutiny. ‘Children don’t read reviews,’ says Miller, who played DI Richard Poole in the hit BBC drama Death in Paradise. ‘It’s a brilliant world from that point of view. You go to the schools — it’s such a fantastic antidote to all the grown-up cynicism, seeing how much the children are enjoying the books.’
Jilly cock-a-hoop at Harry bonkbuster
Prince Harry’s account of losing his virginity in a field aged 16 to an older woman whom he claimed treated him like a ‘young stallion’ amused bonkbuster author Jilly Cooper.
Prince Harry said he lost his virginity in a field aged 16 to an older woman whom he claimed treated him like a ‘young stallion’
Speaking at the launch party for her book, Tackle!, at Hatchards in Piccadilly, London, she tells me ‘it’s wonderful to know’ she was apparently an influence on the California-based royal.
Referring to the Duke of Sussex’s experience in the Gloucestershire field, Cooper says: ‘I just hope Harry enjoyed it.’
He made his name as a Formula One star, but David Coulthard has swapped pitstops for pints. The Scot, 52, is one of the new landlords of The Brown Dog, a pub in Barnes, South-West London. ‘I love pubs,’ he tells me.
He made his name as a Formula One star, but David Coulthard has swapped pitstops for pints
‘I appreciate the service and the quality. They should be warm, and have familiar faces.’ He was joined at the launch party by familiar faces including Gary Lineker and Sky Sports presenter Natalie Pinkham. Punters shouldn’t expect to see Coulthard behind the bar, though. ‘I won’t be pulling a pint — I believe in leaving it to the professionals.’
Guinness backs Haslam to pour scorn on ‘bores’
Queen Camilla’s old friend Nicky Haslam has upset some admirers of the Prince and Princess of Wales by telling me they ‘couldn’t be less sophisticated’ and calling their dress sense ‘common’.
Yet fashion icon Daphne Guinness is tickled by his annual ‘Common List’, his playfully snobbish compilation of things that have caused him distress over the past year.
Queen Camilla’s old friend Nicky Haslam has upset some admirers of the Prince and Princess of Wales by telling me they ‘couldn’t be less sophisticated’
‘This made me laugh so much,’ Guinness says. ‘He [Haslam] knew my Aunt Nancy [Mitford, the novelist], my entire family. One should keep a sense of humour always. The present day’s earnestness is such a bore.’
Treading the boards alongside Sir Rex Harrison appears to have been a memorable experience for Martin Clunes.
The Doc Martin actor recalls of the My Fair Lady star, who died in 1990 aged 82: ‘I was in the last play that Rex Harrison did in England.
‘He was a difficult man. He was also very old. It was The Admirable Crichton, which is an interminable play by JM Barrie. Really stupid. Rex used to sit in the darkness. This was at The Haymarket in London.
He’d say, ‘JM Barrie…I’d like to rip his balls off!’, which, as he seldom said any of JM Barrie’s lines correctly, seemed a little unfair.’