Rock legend Mick Jagger’s “marriage that never was” with Texan model Jerry Hall was declared “null and void” by a London High Court Judge on Friday. Neither partner in one of the entertainment world’s most glamorous and tempestuous relationships was present in court for the legal ending to the roller-coaster affair that lasted 22 stormy years. Top London lawyers Mishcon de Reya, who acted for Princess Diana in her divorce and who represented Hall, said the couple were still friends and “will always be linked through the great shared love they have for their four children.”
- A spokesman for the lawyers said that a confidential financial agreement had been ratified. Jagger, 56 — who earlier this month paid Hall, 43, a reported $16 million settlement — has acknowledged having a child with Brazilian model Luciana Morad.
- Jagger had claimed their Hindu wedding on the Indonesian island of Bali in 1991 was not recognized under British law. After behind-the-scene negotiations between lawyers, Hall last month dropped her opposition to Jagger’s claims that their marriage had never been valid. Instead Hall’s petition, in which she had originally sought a divorce, was altered to alternatively seek a nullity decree – a court declaration that their marriage was a marriage that never was as far as the law was concerned.