Mick Jagger has apparently already moved on from the suicide of girlfriend and designer L’Wren Scott. He was photographed getting cozy with 27-year-old ballet dancer, Melanie Hamrick (above), and according to the U.K.’s Sun, they are dating. The whole thing sounds kind of twisted. Here’s more on the story, from the Daily News:
Jagger, 70, reportedly met his new lover three weeks before the March suicide of his former gal pal, L’Wren Scott. The Rolling Stones front man was introduced to his flexible flame during a trip to Tokyo, where the band performed Feb. 24.
The pair didn’t hook up but remained in touch, according to the Sun. It wasn’t until after Scott, 49, hanged herself in her Manhattan apartment that the couple began canoodling.
“After her death, Melanie reached out and they met in New York as friends,” a source told the newspaper. “There was a spark there and she provided a distraction to the emotional hell he was going through.”
Uh huh. Guess who’s not thrilled? Scott’s sister, Jan Shane. She told the News,
My sister deserves so much more respect than that. It hasn’t even been three months.
I now believe that he was a bigger part of her troubles that no one knew about. I am so hurt to know that she was so sad and hurting inside and felt that she had nowhere to go.
I’m not saying he has to stay in mourning forever and never date again, but really, it hasn’t even been three months. And this woman is 27, which doesn’t help. I guess to quote one of his own songs, he feels, “You gotta walk and don’t look back.”
Here’s a better photo of the Hamrick, from the American Ballet Theatre site:
I think the whole thing is tacky. What do you think?