She met Mick Jagger when the Rolling Stones asked Hunt to pose for an ad for "Honky Tonk Women", which she refused to do because she "didn't want to look like [she'd] just been had by all the Rolling Stones." Jagger called her later, and their nine or ten month affair began. Hunt told journalist Frankie McGowan that Jagger's shyness and awkwardness won her over, but that their relationship was conducted mostly in private because their social scenes were very different. In London, November 4 of 1970, Hunt gave birth to Jagger's first and her only child, Karis. According to Hunt, the pair planned the child but never intended to live together. Jagger considered proposing to Hunt but didn't because he didn't think he loved Hunt enough to spend the rest of his life with her, while Hunt, for her part, didn't think they could compatibly cohabit.
When Karis was two years old, Hunt asked the courts for an affiliation order against Jagger and eventually settled out of court. Jagger, who called the suit "silly", has been close to Karis since then; he took her on holiday with his family when she was a teenager, attended her Yale graduation and her 2000 wedding, and he was at the hospital for the birth of her son in December 11th 2004. As of 2008, he continued to see her and her family. Citing the binding tie of a child, Hunt says she still sees Jagger, but has a closer relationship with Jagger's mother. "When you've had a child with somebody he's part of your life. We meet up on occasion. I'm closer to his mother," says Hunt. In 1991, Hunt indicated that she left the door open for Jagger to come back to his child and admired the fact that he did.
Left: Fragment of an article featuring Mick Jagger's lovers.
Right: Marsha Hunt and her daughter Karis in 1973.
Marsha Hunt and Karis on April 28th 1975.
1994 - Karis Jagger and mum Marsha Hunt
2000 - July 1st - Karis Wedding
From Left to Right Back Row:
Joe Jagger (Mick's father), Jennette Watson-Fenner (Mother of Groom), Christopher Watson (Brother of Groom), Elizabeth Jagger (Daughter of Mick and Jerry Hall), James Jagger (Son of Mick and Jerry Hall), Jade Jagger (Daughter of Mick and Bianca Jagger), Marsha Hunt (Mother of Bride)
Sitting on Chairs Left to Right:
James Watson (Father of Groom), Jonathan Watson (Groom), Karis Jagger (Bride-Daughter of Mick and Marsha Hunt), Mick Jagger.
Sitting on ground left to right:
Amba Jackson (Daughter of Jade Jagger), Georgia Jagger (Daughter of Mick and Jerry Hall), Assisi Jackson (Daughter of Jade Jagger).
All members of the wedding party for Karis Jagger and Jonathan Watson who married on Treasure Island, San Francisco, Ca. July 1st 2000