How the Most Stormy Romance of the 70s Between Bianca and Mick Jagger Ended Spectacularly Right on their Wedding Day
In the 70s, the Jagger couple was iconic. The worldwide-known rock musician and his partner became the symbol of their time. Their life was like a movie filled with fame and loneliness, achievements, and disappointments. And, like many good movies, this story ended in a way that even the most attentive viewers didn’t expect.
Before they met
The private life of the Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has always been a never-ending source of inspiration for journalists and the paparazzi. He dated the most attractive women such as model Chrissie Shrimpton and singers Marianne Faithfull and Marsha Hunt. But none of them made the rock star want to settle down and consider starting a family.
Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías grew up in a catholic family in Nicaragua, and she was expected to find her soulmate. But she paid way more attention to her education. She saw how hard it was for her mother after the divorce, so Bianca was afraid of ending up in a similar situation, and decided to put in a lot of effort to achieve more.
She received a scholarship to attend a French university and went to Paris at the age of 16. It wasn’t long before she started to feel really comfortable there. She met the right people: actors, artists, and writers.
“They were fantastic together right from the start.”
For several months, a girl had been asking the artist Donald Cammell to introduce her to Mick Jagger. Donald was so tired of the girl that one day, when he was in the same building with both of them, he found the leader of the Rolling Stones, and told him, “Mick, this is Bianca. You two are going to have a great romance.”
The musician had never met anyone like Bianca before. She emanated Paris chic. She was beautiful, smart, and showed a slight contempt for everyone around. It’s as if she was him but a woman. They had a mutual love at first sight and everyone saw that. “Both are moody, sullen, and secretive. They were fantastic together right from the start.”
The romance started after their first encounter. It was moving so fast, it seemed that just 1 year after they met, Jagger was a completely different person. He was a man in love, mature enough to be a husband and father.
“My marriage was over on the wedding day.”
On May 12, 1971, in Saint-Tropez, Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías exchanged vows to live happily ever after. There were hundreds of cameras at the entrance of the chapel to take photos of the newlyweds. Jagger was wearing a suit and sneakers, and Bianca had a stunning outfit from Yves Saint Laurent, a hat, and a veil. Famous guests, like Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, were present at the wedding. But the main event of that day wasn’t noticed by the press.
The smile quickly vanished from the face of Mrs. Jagger. Her spouse gave her a 28-page-long prenup to sign, and she refused. A scandal started. After that, the singer went away to celebrate his wedding without Bianca, who stayed in the room confused. One thought just wouldn’t leave her mind, “My marriage was over on the wedding day.”
From the first day of their official marriage, all the romance had disappeared. The new status didn’t make the musician spend more time at home. He continued to tour around the world with the Rolling Stones. And Mrs. Jagger didn’t want to be a wife that’s constantly waiting for her husband, so she made her own tour and visited many fashion shows.
So, while Mick was performing on stage, Bianca was the celebrity client and best friend of Saint-Laurent, Valentino, and Halston, becoming one of the most stylish women of her time.
It wasn’t how she imagined her “happily ever after,” but she tried hard to keep her family, ignoring the news about her husband’s love affairs. But, with model Jerry Hall, the musician didn’t even hide his relationship. In May 1978, she filed for divorce.
“I believe that marriage is for life. And we failed.”
After the divorce, Bianca kept her husband’s last name, even though she wasn’t on good terms with him. For some time, she continued to attend parties, but one thing changed everything for her. In 1979, she visited Nicaragua and was shocked by what she saw. This trip made her become interested in human rights.
Bianca visited many countries, accompanying the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross. It’s amazing how much bravery she had all those years. At times, she even risked her life to save people she didn’t know around the world. She has won several awards for her work.
As for her personal life, Bianca still stands by her decision to only get married once in her life. She never got remarried. She raised her daughter Jade, who gave her 2 granddaughters and a grandson. And this is what she says about her marriage, “I was brought up Catholic, to believe that marriage is for life. And we failed.”
Mick Jagger continued his music career. After the divorce, he spent almost 20 years with Jerry Hall, with whom he had 4 kids. And even during this relationship, he still had love affairs, so the model broke up with him. The Rolling Stones frontman has 8 kids from 5 different women.
He still travels around the world with his band as a bachelor. He has been dating ballet dancer, Melanie Hamrick, who is 44 years younger than him. They have a son. But, as Jagger says, family life is great, but it’s definitely not for him.
If Mick and Bianca are the symbol of the 70s, what couple is the symbol of today?