Mick Jagger, 80, says having young children makes him feel 'relevant'

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Rolling Stones frontman and rock icon Mick Jagger has revealed that having young children makes him feel "relevant". 

The 80-year-old singer opened up about his family and partner, Melanie Hamrick, in a new interview with WSJ Magazine. 

"I have this really wonderful family that supports me," he explained. "And I have, you know, young children - that makes you feel like you're relevant." 

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014 and share six-year-old son Deveraux. The frontman is also father to seven other children, the oldest of whom is 52-year-old Karis, followed by Jade, 51, Elizabeth, 39, James, 38, Georgia May, 31, Gabriel, 25, and Lucas, 24.

Jagger also discussed social media and how it has become a "fact of life" for rumours to circle about both his personal and professional life online, adding it was partly responsible for him going public with his romance with Hamrick, a former ballerina.  

"People used to post stuff, and everyone would think, whatever girl you're standing next to… 'Is that your new girlfriend?' You know. But everyone knows now," he said, as he referred to his relationship with the 36-year-old. 

While Jagger has chosen to share certain details about his life, other areas remain private. 

"But there are boundaries I like to have," he added. 

The Rolling Stones recently confirmed the release of their first album of original music in 18 years. 

Hackney Diamonds is due for release on October 20 and will feature stars including Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga.

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