Jerry Hall took a long time to get over Mick Jagger, says Andrew Billen in the London Times. Ten years after their divorce, the former model and actress says she still misses Jagger’s magnetic personality, even though he made a lousy husband. “I just really loved him. He walked in the room and it lit up.” Unfortunately, she says, most other women who met Jagger felt the same way, and he never deprived them. “Mick was quite unfaithful. Everyone knows that. People threw themselves at him, and I thought, Well, with time, this will change. He’ll mature and the girls will stop chasing him. But it just never happened.” When Jagger got the Brazilian model Luciana Morad pregnant, Hall was heartbroken, but not surprised. “He’s been made [into] this Dionysian icon. How does he escape it? It’s expected. Sadly, I don’t think he’ll ever grow up. I mean, something in him—which is why he’s still such a big rock star—is the eternal adolescent, the dissatisfied eternal adolescent, which is why he can still put out those songs young people still connect to.” At 53, Hall has stopped mourning. “If you are the victim crying all the time, it is just such a drag.” And yet, she concedes, if Jagger walked into the room, he would still light it up for her. “He would. Well, there you go.”
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