Two of Sir Mick Jagger’s most recent lovers appear to be locked in something of a social media showdown, after dedicating gushing posts to the rocker this week.
On Monday morning, California-based film producer Noor Alfallah, 22, took to Instagram a shot of the 74-year-old Rolling Stones legend hugging her tightly from behind as they posed alongside Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally Humphreys.
Captioning the shot, she wrote: ‘Same time last year! Miss you guys!’ – just a few hours before his girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, 31, uploaded a black-and-white image of Mick taking a sunset beach stroll with their 16-month-old son Deveraux.
Cosy: Mick Jagger’s former fling Noor Aflalah, second left, shared a throwback shot of herself cosying up to him as they posed with Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally Humphreys on Monday
Melanie, who is based in New York City, wrote beside the shot, also shared on Instagram: ‘Father + Son. My loves.’
It is believed that Mick and Melanie have been spending time downtime together before his band’s No Filter tour kicks off in the UK next month.
The Sun reported in October that Mick and Noor spent several nights together in Paris, but that the brief romance is ‘very much over’ and they no longer talk.
Going for a stroll: Just a few hours later, his girlfriend Melanie Hamrick took to Instagram to share a shot of Mick taking a sunset beach stroll with their 16-month-old son Deveraux
Earlier this year, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards issued a grovelling apology to frontman Mick after he labelled him a ‘randy old b*****d’ and said the father-of-eight should get a vasectomy, in a candid chat with WSJ Magazine.
Keith, 74, tweeted an apology after making comments that Mick, who welcomed his eighth child in December 2016, ‘couldn’t be a father at that age’ and expressed worry for his ‘poor kids’.
The remorseful Gimme Shelter hitmaker wrote: ‘I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line. I have of course apologised to him in person.’
Mick welcomed his eighth child, son Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger on December 8, 2016, with ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick.
Ladies: Mick was romantically linked to Noor, left, back in October, while he is currently in a long-term relationship with ballerina Melanie Hamrick, right
Downtime: Rocker Sir Mick is currently enjoying some downtime with his family ahead of his band’s No Filter tour hitting the UK next month
In the interview Keith said: Mick’s a randy old b*****d. It’s time for the snip—you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!’
Mick’s other seven children are Karis, 47, who he shares with American actress and singer Marsha Hunt, Jade, 46, from his marriage to ex-wife Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth, 33, James, 32, Georgia May, 26 and Gabriel, 20, from his relationship with model Jerry Hall, and Lucas, 18, from his fling with Luciana Morad.
Opening up about the pair’s at-times tumultuous relationship, which saw Keith brand Mick ‘b**** Brenda’ in 2011 memoir Life, he said: ‘Mick and I would have spats anyway, no matter what I said in the book, and I left a lot out.’
But the star said the talented pair feed off the energy between them and praised Mick’s showmanship and charisma: ‘Mick and I live off of this fire between us. It’s been up and downhill but if I’m talking about the Rolling Stones, there ain’t a front-man like Jagger,’ he said.
Sorry: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has been forced to issue a grovelling apology to frontman Mick Jagger after he labelled him a ‘randy old b*****d’ and said the 74-year-old father of eight should get a vasectomy, in a candid chat with The Wall Street Journal
Oh dear: The remorseful Gimme Shelter hitmaker wrote: ‘I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line. I have of course apologised to him in person.’
‘Don’t matter how many bones you want to pick out of him, he’s amazing to work with.’
The pair have spoken openly about their fractious relations in the past, with Keith writing in memoir Life that Jagger’s 2001 album, Goddess In The Doorway, was ‘Dogs**t In The Doorway’, and portrayed Jagger as a man who had changed from beguiling and attentive to cold, ambitious and controlling.
‘It was the start of the Eighties,’ Richards wrote, ‘when Mick became unbearable. He became Brenda, or Her Majesty…
‘We’d be talking about “that b***h Brenda” with him in the room, and he wouldn’t know.’
Fire: They have been friends and bandmates for almost six decades, and have been open about the rollercoaster relationship they have shared since the 1960s
The book also alleged that Marianne Faithfull had no fun with Mick’s ‘tiny todger’, and that ‘Mick doesn’t like to trust anybody. I think it’s something to do with the way he’s had to deal with being Mick Jagger. He can’t stop being Mick Jagger all the time.’
Both men had taken jabs at each other in the press over the years, only to smooth things over. This time was different. Before there could be serious plans for a 50th-anniversary tour Jagger made it plain that there would have to be a reckoning.
The details of what passed between the two men remain private, but Wood called it ‘tense and awkward’.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine after the comments were made, Sir Mick said: ‘(An apology was) a prerequisite, you might say.
Brood like Jagger! Mick’s eight children aged 47 to one
Mick Jagger has welcomed eight children with five different women.
He welcomed his eldest daughter Karis, now 47, after a nine-month fling with American actress and singer Marsha Hunt in 1970
Second daughter Jade, now 46, arrived the next year with his now ex-wife Bianca Jagger
He welcomed children Elizabeth, 33, James, 32, Georgia May, 26 and Gabriel, 20, during his 22-year relationship with model Jerry Hall
The star’s son Lucas, now 18, was born in 1999, after a fling with model Luciana Morad
Mick welcomed his eighth child and fourth son Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger on December 8, 2016, with ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, 30
‘Well, I think it was a good thing he got together with me and said that. I don’t really want to talk about it apart from that, but I think it’s good that he said it, and yes, it was a prerequisite, really.
‘You have to put those things to one side; you can’t leave them unspoken.’
When asked if he liked Keith’s recollection of the band’s early history, Mick described them as ‘accurate’.
However, when pressed for further comment, the veteran singer said he didn’t ‘really want to talk about Keith’s book’.
While Keith conceded he had to apologise, he claims his bandmate didn’t read the book properly.
Spats: Opening up about the pair’s at times tumultuous relationship, which saw Keith brand Mick ‘b**** Brenda’ in 2011 memoir Life, he said: ‘Mick and I would have spats anyway, no matter what I said in the book, and I left a lot out’ (pictured in 1982)
He explained: ‘I told Mick, “You should have seen what I left out.” I did also say to Mick, “I know exactly what you did. You got the book, you went straight to the index – Jagger, M – and that’s what you read. You didn’t take it in context. You didn’t.”‘
Keith said he was happy to apologise, but perhaps it wasn’t quite so whole-hearted as Mick would have liked.
The guitarist added: ‘I’d say anything to get the band together, you know? I’d lie to my mother.’
The musical legend gave his opinion on the new stars of pop music, saying that Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift got his approval, saying of the Bad Blood singer: ‘Good luck, girl—wish her well while it lasts.
Water under the bridge? The pair have spoken openly about their fractious relations in the past, with Keith writing in memoir Life that Jagger’s 2001 album, Goddess In The Doorway, was ‘Dogs**t In The Doorway’
‘I’ve just been around too long to be picking the bones out of kids. It wouldn’t be fair of me, and I’ve always been an opinionated b*****d anyway.
‘Lady Gaga’s good; she’s got real talent,’ he said, comparing her to another favorite, Amy Winehouse.
‘Hey, if Tony Bennett likes her, how are you going to argue with Mr. Bennett?’
The Rolling Stones, also comprising Ronnie Wood, 70, and Charlie Watts, 76, recently fans as they confirmed they will tour the UK for the first time in five years, and announced five concert dates for the summer.
Animated: The pair have made up since their noteworthy spats and are heading out on tour again this summer
The latest dates form part of the second instalment of the Stones’ No Filter Tour, with tickets going on sale on March 2.
Of the tour, Keith said: ‘I think the band is sounding better than it ever has. Does it matter now? To us, it does.
Their 2005-2007 A Bigger Bang Tour is the second-highest grossing tour of all-time, earning a whopping $558,255,524
He also praised his model wife of 35 years Patti Hansen for her support, saying: ‘It’s more time with the old lady. She’s always with me – ‘I can’t let you out by yourself!’
Style icon: But the star said the talented pair feed off the energy between them and praised Mick’s showmanship and charisma
Summer tour: Of the tour, Keith said: ‘I think the band is sounding better than it ever has. Does it matter now? To us, it does.
‘I need all the support I can get, and the old lady is numero uno support.’
Keith has become a pop culture icon for his hard partying and natty dress sense, complete with bandanas, trilby hat, leather trousers and earrings, and said his wife Patti is his inspiration.
Out soon: The full interview with Keith can be found in WSJ. Magazine’s March Men’s Style issue available on newsstands March 10, 2018
He said: ‘I think most of the reason that people think I have style is because I wear my old lady’s clothes.
‘I’ve always done that – ‘Oh, he’s so stylish!’ Patti and I wear the same size, so I take this one and this one.’
‘It’s totally unmanufactured; that’s the thing. Improvisation – that is style, in all things. I honestly admit that I look to see what the other guys are wearing and wear the opposite.
‘If they’re dressing up, I dress down. But I never thought about it; it was only other people that pointed out to me, ‘That’s a great look.’ So maybe style is unconscious.’
The Stones are also working on their next studio album, with the star saying some songs had already been written: ‘I’m going to sound like Trump – It will happen; don’t worry about it’ – but it’s in the early stages.
‘We have some stuff down, which is very interesting.’
The Stones’ last album Blue & Lonesome – their first studio record for more than a decade – went straight to number one on its release in December 2016.
Hitmakers: The Rolling Stones have sold more than 240m albums in a near six-decade career (pictured with Ronnie Wood first left, 70, and Charlie Watts, 76, end right)