The woman recently seen looking amorous with Mick Jagger on a hotel balcony has been identified as Melanie Hamrick, a ballet dancer based in New York.
According to a friend of the 70-year-old rocker, Hamrick and Jagger met briefly three months ago at a Rolling Stones concert in Japan but only became romantically involved earlier this month after the singer invited the 27-year-old dancer to join him on the Zurich stopover of the Rolling Stones tour.
“He’s just trying to move on with his life,” a friend of the singer tells PEOPLE, adding, “They had a nice weekend together in Zurich but she is not his girlfriend and they have no plains to see each other again.”
Photographs of the couple in a state of undress on Jagger’s hotel balcony in Zurich were first published by the Sun, a British newspaper.
The public show of affection (Hamrick was nuzzling Jagger’s neck in one picture) just three months after the death of his longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott prompted criticism from the fashion designer s sister.
“And people wonder why L’Wren was so depressed?” Jan Shane told the Sunday Mirror. “He will never change.”
Scott was found dead March 17 after hanging herself in her New York apartment.
Hamrick, a principle ballet dancer at the famed American Ballet Theatre, most recently dated 46-year-old José Manuel Carreno, a well-respected fellow dancer at the theatre.