Mick Jagger Marries Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías in Saint-Tropez

Mick Jagger married Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías in a highly publicized ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France, on May 12, 1971. The marriage lasted seven years, ending in divorce in 1978 due to Jagger's adultery with model Jerry Hall.

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Mick Jagger Marries Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías in Saint-Tropez

Mick Jagger Marries Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías in Saint-Tropez

On May 12, 1971, Mick Jagger, the 27-year-old lead singer of The Rolling Stones, married Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías, a 26-year-old Nicaraguan-born social and human rights advocate and former actress, at St. Anne's Church in Saint-Tropez, France. The Roman Catholic ceremony was attended by a star-studded guest list, including other members of The Rolling Stones, Brigitte Bardot, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton, Bobby Keys, Ronnie Wood, and Stephen Stills.

The wedding was a highly publicized event, with a large number of fans and paparazzi in attendance. Despite the couple's efforts to keep the ceremony intimate, it was impossible to keep photographers at bay. Jagger had chartered a plane to fly 75 friends from the UK to Saint-Tropez for the occasion.

The bride walked down the aisle to the altar of St. Anne's Chapel while listening to songs from the movie Love Story played on the harmonium. After being declared husband and wife by a Roman Catholic priest, the couple eloped to Mick's Bentley at Café des Arts, where all guests were treated to a champagne and caviar reception. The reception featured an all-star jam with Stephen Stills, Terry Reid, and members of Santana, among others.

Bianca was four months pregnant with their only child, Jade, at the time of the wedding. However, not everyone was invited or happy with the union. Jagger's ex, Marianne Faithfull, celebrated the marriage by sleeping off the effects of a shot of Valium and three vodka martinis in a police station cell in London. Years later, she noted the physical resemblance between Bianca and Mick, calling it "narcissism" and writing, "Mick married himself." Mick and Bianca's marriage lasted for only seven years, ending in divorce in 1978.

According to The Times of London newspaper, on the very morning of their wedding, Jagger asked his new wife to sign a document relinquishing her claim to his assets in the event of a divorce. In May 1978, Bianca filed for divorce on the grounds of Jagger's adultery with model Jerry Hall. Reflecting on the marriage, Bianca Jagger later stated, "My marriage ended on my wedding day." Today, music, history, May

Key Takeaways

  • Mick Jagger married Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías on May 12, 1971, in Saint-Tropez, France.
  • The wedding was a star-studded event with many famous guests, including other Rolling Stones members.
  • Bianca was 4 months pregnant with their daughter Jade at the time of the wedding.
  • The marriage lasted only 7 years, ending in divorce in 1978 due to Jagger's adultery.
  • Bianca later stated, "My marriage ended on my wedding day."