Jagger and his longtime choreographer girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, have set up their American home base in Sarasota, Florida. The couple have been together since 2014, and for Christmas this past December, he bought the Sarasota mansion for Hamrick. Jagger, 77, and Hamrick, 34, share a four-year-old son together, and wanted a home away from the hustle and bustle of New York City and London.
Now, as the Rolling Stones make their 13-date trek across the nation, the couple will use the home to relax between tour stops. The estate cost a cool $2 million, and boasts four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The 5,700-square-foot home is located in the private, guard-gated Lakewood Ranch community.
The mansion has panoramic lake views from the living room, which has floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition, the interior includes coffered ceilings, a breakfast room, and a gourmand’s kitchen that comes complete with high-end appliances.
The Rolling Stones lead singer and Hamrick surely love their master suite. It has its own wing and veranda along with an expansive terrace off the bedroom. The primary suite also includes a summer kitchen, its own fireplace, and a separate stairwell to the home’s main level. Further, it also comes equipped with its own oversized walk-in rain shower, a soaking tub, and a custom walk-in closet. And that’s just the inside.
There are numerous exterior amenities as well in Jagger’s Florida estate. The exterior features a full summer kitchen and an outdoor fireplace. A Florida mansion wouldn’t be complete without an updated open-air pool and spa. Plus the property has multiple covered outdoor areas for dining.
Rolling Stones Pay Tribute to Late Drummer Charlie Watts as Tour Begins
The Rolling Stones long-delayed American leg of their tour has finally kicked off, but the show went on without original drummer Charlie Watts. The musician led the band’s rhythms for six decades. But this will be the first major tour he’s ever missed in 60 years following his passing last month.
As the Rolling Stones started their first show in St. Louis on Sunday night, they paid tribute to Watts. The performance began with an empty stage with only a drum track playing. Video of Watts on the drums played on huge screens surrounding the stage. Eventually, the band hit the stage and performed two songs before addressing the crowd. Jagger spoke to the crowd as guitarist Keith Richards and bassist Ronnie Wood stood beside him.
“This is our first-ever tour we’ve ever done without him,” Mick Jagger told the crowd. “We’ll miss Charlie so much, on and off the stage.”
Recently, Jagger spoke to Variety about Watts’ death, and called him “the rock” that held the band together.
“The thing about Charlie was that he was always there, always played beautifully, and was always willing to discuss what to do about it — how he could make it better,” Jagger said. “He held the band together for so long, musically, because he was the rock the rest of it was built around. … It’s a huge loss to us all. It’s very, very hard. But we had wonderful times, and Charlie made some wonderful music.”