Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mick Jagger's Daughter Karis Helping Him Deal with Grief

Mick Jagger's oldest daughter, Karis Jagger with model Marsha Hunt, is helping her father deal with the grief of his girlfriend L'Wren Scott's suicide.

‘Choosing to be with Karis at this time is a simple choice for Mick. He’s picked the adult child of his who is the furthest away from showbiz nonsense and who doesn’t come with any entourage or baggage,’ said a friend.
‘She’s simply a very decent person, very down to earth. You can have a proper conversation with her. 'The fact that she’s the only girl out of them who hasn’t gone off and made a fortune modelling has saved her really. She has never been a professional Jagger offspring like the rest.’
This ordinariness appeals to her father who, despite his lothario past, is, in fact, a conservative character. ‘Jade’s friends are wilder — like Kate Moss and her crowd. Mick doesn’t like them because they’re too druggy,’ said the friend.
‘He doesn’t like James’s friends, or Lizzie’s, for the same reason. Even Georgia’s circle is similar. But Karis has never been into any of that party scene.
'Mick feels safe with her, that’s the bottom line. She’s never judged him, even though, God knows, he’s given her reason to.
‘As well as this, she gives him lots of space, which is what he desires most of all. He’s never been one for needy women. And Karis has never asked him for anything. Not one thing — unlike all his other children.’
The rapprochement between Karis and Mick is a rather extraordinary tale. The Stones singer started an affair with her model mother, Marsha, under the nose of his then-girlfriend Marianne Faithfull. He became so obsessed with Marsha, he wrote the song Brown Sugar in tribute to her.
When he split with Marianne in 1969, Marsha moved into his Chelsea home. While Mick didn’t miss Marianne — he was repelled by her druggy neediness — he did miss her young son, Nicholas, to whom he’d become close.
Swayed by Mick’s broodiness, Marsha agreed they should have a baby.
Not long after she conceived, Mick turned cool. By the time Karis was born, in November 1970, Marsha had moved out and Mick had moved on to Bianca.
He wasn’t at Karis’s birth and saw the baby only a handful of times. During one of these visits, he told Marsha he’d never loved her.
Money soon became a divisive issue. Millionaire Mick had given Marsha £200 to tide her over initially, but refused to set up a requested £25,000 trust fund for his daughter.
Nor did he pay a £75 bill for two-year-old Karis’s stay in a private hospital after she’d been badly scalded by a cup of tea.
Frustrated, Marsha served a paternity writ on Jagger and launched a court action. Eventually, in an out-of-court settlement, he agreed to pay into a £10,000 trust fund for Karis, plus £500 a year towards her living costs.
Bizarrely, his lawyers insisted Marsha sign papers saying he was not the father. She reluctantly agreed.
By the time Karis was seven, they had moved to America, where her mother was reduced to claiming welfare handouts. Eventually, she hired a top lawyer and, in January 1979, an LA court ruled Jagger was Karis’s father. They ordered him to pay £1,000-a-month child support.
The academic Karis was largely in LA, where she attended a ‘school for the gifted’. A shy child, she certainly didn’t inherit her parents’ exhibitionist tendencies.
Marsha always told her who her father was, pointing it out when she heard a Stones song on the radio. But away from the Jagger whirlwind, life proceeded in a normal fashion for Karis.
Marsha credits this normality for her daughter’s steady lifestyle today.
‘I read to her every night, sang to her,’ she says. ‘I have no idea how different things would have been if Mick had been part of her life, but I know that the influence of celebrity, and all that goes with it, is difficult for children.’
But at 12, when Karis was boarding at Bedales School in Hampshire, her father decided it was time he got to know his eldest child.
It took some guts, admitted Marsha. ‘He had to step down from a pedestal and say “Yes, I’m her dad, come home with me,” when he had publicly said something else.’
Jerry Hall was the catalyst for this change of heart. She invited Karis to family events, and started a tradition, whereby Mick’s children would gather at some point in the summer holidays. Lizzie once sighed he liked to ‘line them all up’ and take a look at them.
All the Jagger children attended Karis’s wedding and she’s particularly close to Jade, her maid of honour and whose daughters were her bridesmaids. Karis even helped to deliver Jade’s second daughter, Amba.
Mick has quietly been there for all her landmarks. He saw Karis graduate in 1992; she was at his side in 2003 when he accepted a knighthood from Prince Charles. And she flew in for the funeral of Mick’s father, Joe, in 2006. Now, she is here for him again. A Stones insider told me: ‘He is a broken man. He is completely shocked and crushed.
Jacked from The Daily Mail  

1 comment:

Niyabinghi Warrior said...

GTFOH since when does this raggedly ass demon takes an interest in his kids, this self absorbed infected prick could give two fucks about his spawns, and he broke out the black kid no less, fuck off and give the family that dumb ass woman estate back, unfuckenbelievable. trotting out the black kid we ain't neva heard of before.

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