Karis Jagger is the musician's first child born in 1970.
Mick Jagger, the famed frontman for the British rock band Rolling Stones, reportedly has had many sexual encounters in his. The musician is believed to have slept with over 4,000 women, reports PEOPLE. He's also believed to have many sexual rendezvous with men and women. The now-78-year-old has also fallen in love over his lifetime. He was married twice, first to Bianca Jagger, then to Jerry Hall, and has also had long-term partners like Marianne Faithfull and L'Wren Scott.
One of his most famous relationships includes that with the singer, actress, and model Marsha Hunt, who is said to have inspired the 1968 Rolling Stones song "Brown Sugar." Jagger and Hunt met for the first time in 1969 when Hunt was the female lead in the musical, Hair, reports I Love Old School Music. In 1970, she was pregnant with their daughter, Karis, but after three months it seemed Jagger did not want anything to do with the child, according to Hunt. In fact, he refused to admit paternity publicly until 1979. Things were so difficult for Hunt, she literally had to beg him to give her $322 during the final weeks of her pregnancy because she couldn’t work. Heartbreaking, she also ended up giving birth to their daughter alone.
Mick Jagger's first child was with Marsha Hunt. They had a daughter & her name is Karis Jagger pic.twitter.com/rGYCMUomWE— Interracial Love (@WMBWInterracial) April 3, 2014
But Hunt was not going to sit back and take it quietly. The determined mother and her lawyers put up a sting operation to serve Jagger with paternity papers after he continued to deny that Karis was his biological child. Hunt filed a lawsuit in June 1973, and after three hearings, Jagger agreed to pay $16,125 into a trust for Karis, plus $806 each year towards her living costs, in an out-of-court settlement, according to the Daily Mail. Jagger’s lawyers kept insisting that his former lover should sign papers saying he was not the father. Ultimately, a judge in Los Angeles found in January 1979 that Jagger was indeed Karis's father and ordered him to pay $1,500 a month in child support.
Mick Jagger & Marsha Hunt in France (1971) with their daughter Karis Jagger.✨🌟 pic.twitter.com/IuasxMPPg1— 𝕺𝖑𝖉𝖎𝖊𝖘 𝖓 𝖘𝖙𝖚𝖉 (@OldiesStuff) November 12, 2021
Finally, after five whole years, Jagger began playing a part in her life. Karis admitted that the period of her father's absence did not affect her that much because her mother was a beacon of strength and light. “I don’t think I ever felt something was missing,” she told PEOPLE, adding that her mother was “an ever-present rock…I had a very happy childhood. I never moped around thinking, ‘How tragic.’ ” Speaking of Jagger in the 1994 interview, she added, “He’s just my dad, you know. The only difference is that I probably meet more interesting people than someone with a 'regular’ dad.”