It’s hard being Jagger’s girl

Comment on this story
IOL Marianne AFP Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger

Marianne Faithfull thinks being Sir Mick Jagger's girlfriend is an "enormous" pressure.

The 67-year-old singer - who dated The Rolling Stones frontman for four years - admits they are lots of unwanted extras that come from being the rocker's girlfriend but "for a lot of people it's worth it".

When asked what the pressures were, she told The Sunday Times magazine: "I really couldn't say. And I wouldn't say. That's nobody's business.

"Anyway, it must be different for everybody. Most of these girls who are with him, since me actually, really like the fame and the money, all that s**t. I never cared."

Meanwhile, Marianne had previously admitted that she rarely spoke to her ex-boyfriend after their split, but he did call the hospital where she was being treated for breast cancer in 2005.

Recalling the chat they had, she said: "This voice came on: 'Hello, Marian, how are you?'

"I'd know that voice anywhere, and he's the only one who ever called me Marian. We had a chat. It was lovely."

Speaking of her time with the star in the late 1960s, she added: "I could've stayed with Mick and he did love me, but I couldn't bear it, that world. I just felt not good enough. Low self-esteem."

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines