Did Mick Jagger Hit on a Famous 18-Year-Old Pop Star?

Being able to sing along­side one of rock and roll’s most iconic fig­ures is prob­a­bly one of the most mem­o­rable expe­ri­ences for a singer. For Katy Perry, that expe­ri­ence came early on in her career when she had the oppor­tu­nity to record backup vocals with Rolling Stones front man, Sir Mick Jag­ger. But singing wasn’t the only rea­son the expe­ri­ence was so mem­o­rable for Perry.

Dur­ing an inter­view with an Aus­tralian radio show, Perry made a star­tling rev­e­la­tion about her celebrity rela­tion­ship with Jag­ger: “I went to din­ner with him one time and he hit on me when I was 18.” In case you’re try­ing to do the math in your head, Jag­ger would have been around 59 at the time—that’s a 41-year age difference.

Perry added that it hap­pened a long time ago and “he’s been very kind.” He must have been because the celebrity pair joined forces again in 2011 when Perry per­formed with Jag­ger on the Rolling Stones’ Beast Of Bur­den tour.

Jagger’s camp was quick to slam the rumors that he ever hit on the much younger woman, releas­ing a state­ment say­ing, “Mick Jag­ger cat­e­gor­i­cally denies that he has ever made a pass at Katy Perry. Per­haps she is con­fus­ing him with some­one else.”

Although a 41-year age dif­fer­ence is pretty steep, it wouldn’t be all that sur­pris­ing, con­sid­er­ing Jagger’s dat­ing his­tory. He has been in sev­eral high-profile rela­tion­ships with younger women, and was report­edly infat­u­ated with Angelina Jolie, who is 32 years younger than he is. He’s also cur­rently dat­ing fash­ion designer L’Wren Scott, with whom he shares a 24-year age difference.

What do you think: Would you ever date a man who was more than 30 years older than you?


John­son, C., “‘I cat­e­gor­i­cally deny mak­ing a pass at Katy Perry’: Mick Jag­ger insists he didn’t hit on singer when she was 18 and sug­gests she must be ‘con­fus­ing him for some­one else,’” Daily Mail web site, Novem­ber 1, 2013; http://goo.gl/M0wQFb.

Photo Credit: Fea­ture­flash / Shutterstock.com (Mick Jag­ger), Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com (Katy Perry)