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Mick Jagger Welcomes a Son

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Mick Jagger is a dad again!

The Rolling Stones frontman, 73, and his girlfriend, 29-year-old ballerina Melanie Hamrick, welcomed their first child together on Thursday, Dec. 8, his publicist confirms to PEOPLE.

“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” a statement from the couple reads.

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Continues the statement, “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”

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Jagger’s seven other childrenGeorgia, James, Jade, Elizabeth, Lucas, Karis and Gabriel — range in age from 17 to 45. He also has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Jagger and Hamrick, who is a mother for the first time, have been dating since 2014. U.K. newspaper The Sun confirmed the couple were expecting in July.

The new baby boy will have some company in his dad’s bandmates’ kids, too, as Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood welcomed twin girls in May.

BBC was the first to report the birth.

  • With reporting by JORDAN RUNTAGH