The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, who turns 73 later this month, is to be a father for the eighth time.

A spokesman for the star confirmed the singer's girlfriend, American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, is pregnant.

Jagger and 29-year-old Hamrick began dating in 2014 following the tragic death of L'Wren Scott, Jagger's partner of 13 years.

Melanie Hamrick

Great-grandfather Jagger has seven children - Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, James, Georgia, Gabriel and Lucas - ranging in age from 45 to 17.

Karis, 45, is Jagger's son from his relationship with Marsha Hunt, while Jade, 44, is his daughter with ex-wife Bianca.

Jagger has four children with his ex-partner Jerry Hall: Elizabeth, 32; James, 30; Georgia, 24; and Gabriel, 19.

He also has a son, Lucas, aged 17, with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez. Their brief relationship ended Jagger's 22-year-relationship with Hall, who is now married to Rupert Murdoch.

In May, Jagger's Rolling Stones bandmate Ronnie Wood became a father again at 68 when his wife Sally Humphreys gave birth to twin girls.