Rock 'n' roll legend celebrates his 78th birthday: He is addicted to music and sex, and has as many as eight children ...

He once admitted that he had slept with more than 4,000 women, and among them was his therapist, who once said that Jagger was addicted to sex because it 'gives him energy and strength'.

Rock 'n' roll legend celebrates his 78th birthday: He is addicted to music and sex, and has as many as eight children ...

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Today, the frontman of The Rolling Stones band  Mick Jagger celebrates his 78th birthday, so on that occasion, we bring a brief overview of his life. Although he is approaching 80 and many believed that he would make it that far due to his lifestyle, he recently announced the continuation of their tour with the band and shows no signs that he intends to stop.

The famous rocker, full name Michael Philip Jagger, was born in 1943 in the English city of Dartford. He showed an interest in music from an early age and sang in the church choir. His father was a physical education teacher and his mother a hairdresser, and Jagger has a younger brother  Chris  (73), who is also a musician.

Jagger and Stones guitarist  Keith Richards,  77, went to elementary school together. They met on the train and founded The Rolling Stones.

"We've known each other since childhood, but we became close as teenagers at Dartford Rail Station. Mick wore records of Muddy Waters, the blues I adored - Keith described how he started hanging out with Jagger.

The band's first debut single "Come on" was released in 1963, and a year later they released their debut album "The Rolling Stones". Jagger and Richards were roommates in a dilapidated London apartment at the time, and they played to pay the utilities. Jagger dropped out of economics to pursue a career in music, despite previously planning to become a politician.

Richards and Jagger wrote the hit "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" in 1965, which became their first international hit. During the 1960s, the image of the Stones as rebels and as opposites to the Beatles was established.

- I wasn't trying to be rebellious then, I was just my own. I was not trying to challenge anyone, Jagger told Vanity Fair in 1992.

The Rolling Stones ’planetary popularity continued to grow, and Jagger indulged in alcohol, drugs, sex, and a rock’n’roll lifestyle. In addition, due to his many turbulent relationships, he became known as a womanizer, and he left behind not only broken hearts but also many children.

The first child. daughter  Karis  (50) he had with actress  Marsh Hunt  (75). Hunt and Jagger started the relationship while she was still married, and they broke up in the middle of her pregnancy. Jagger quickly recovered from the end of the relationship and in 1971 he married  Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias (76) with whom he had been married for 7 years and had a daughter Jade  (49). Macias has filed for divorce over Jagger's cheating and the singer is known to have had an affair with a Playboy bunny during the marriage.

His next love was model  Jerry Hall  (65), with whom he had four children: sons  James  (35) and  Gabriel  (23) and daughters  Georgia  (29) and  Elizabeth  (37). Their relationship ended when Hall learned that Jagger had cheated on her with a Brazilian model, and their marriage was declared invalid in 1999. Hall later publicly stated that Jagger was a ‘sexual predator’.

- He cheated on me all the time. He couldn't help himself because he was addicted to sex. I managed to distance Mick from heroin, but I never managed to distance him from other women - she wrote in her biography.

He once admitted to sleeping with more than 4,000 women, and among them was his therapist, who once said that Jagger was addicted to sex because he ‘gives him energy and strength’.

One of his long relationships was with designer  L’Wren Scott, with whom he was with from 2001 until her suicide in 2014. The designer left all the assets, worth about $ 9 million, to the singer, and he left on her behalf established tuition.

Jagger soon after began a relationship with former ballerina  Melanie Hamrick,  35, with whom he had his eighth child, son Deveraux,  4, in 2016. His son is two years younger than his first great-granddaughter, who was born in 2014. Melanie recently posted a rare photo with her family.

By: Olivia J. - Gossip Whispers