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Mick Jagger welcomes eighth child

The star was present for his son's birth.

Veteran rocker Mick Jagger has become a father for the eighth time, at the age of 73.

The Rolling Stones frontman welcomed a baby boy with American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, 29, in New York on Thursday morning (08Dec16).

His publicist Bernard Doherty reveals the couple is "delighted" about the birth, adding, "Mick was at the hospital for the arrival.

"Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time."

The singer has been dating Melanie on and off since mid-2014, just months after his fashion designer girlfriend L'Wren Scott committed suicide. Melanie fell pregnant with the tot, her first child, during the Rolling Stones' tour of South America earlier this year (16), and she and Mick confirmed the news in July (16).

A month later (Aug16), the couple reached a legally-binding financial settlement to ensure the mother and baby's needs will be well taken care of, regardless of the status of Mick's relationship with Melanie.

According to reports, Mick agreed to pay Melanie around $15,000 (£12,000)-a-month until the child turns 18. That means the dancer, who lives in New York, will bank an estimated total of $3.3 million (£2.6 million).

Jagger also bought her a house.

The agreement echoes a deal Jagger previously hammered out with Brazilian Luciana Gim­­enez, the mother of his love child, Lucas. Jagger cheated on then-partner Jerry Hall with Luciana, and it was the news of the tot's birth in 1999 which eventually led to the end of the longterm couple's romance.

Mick has four children with Texan-born model Jerry - Elizabeth, James, Georgia and Gabriel, as well as daughter Jade with first wife Bianca Jagger, and another girl, Karis, now 46, with actress Marsha Hunt.

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