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Friday, January 15, 1999 Published at 19:12 GMT


Jagger divorce could be 'biggest ever'

Let's spend the night apart: Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger

Model Jerry Hall's divorce from Rolling Stones rock legend Mick Jagger could be the most expensive in British legal history, according to a top lawyer.

The BBC's Rosie Millard: Jerry Hall has finally had enough
Ms Hall, 42, has asked the leading firm Mishcon de Reya to start proceedings against Mr Jagger at the High Court in London.

Hall is reported to have signed an affidavit claiming that Jagger wrecked their marriage by "committing adultery with an unnamed woman".

Jagger is not expected to contest the case, which could go through as a "quickie" divorce within three months.

Mishcon de Reya refused to elaborate on the circumstances of the case.

Jagger is alleged to have had an affair with Brazilian Luciana Giminez Morad, who is now five months pregnant.

'30m settlement'

Hall is reported to be seeking a 30m settlement from Jagger, who is thought to be worth 154m.

Lawyer Mark Stephens, from Stephens Innocent, said the amount would easily exceed the 17m received by Diana, Princess of Wales. That settlement was also negotiated by Mishcon de Reya.

"Princess Diana's divorce was the most expensive recorded divorce in Britain," he said.

"There are probably some private settlements which have exceeded this, but I doubt if any were more than 30m."

Together since 1977

Hall has threatened to divorce Jagger, 55, before over a number of his well-publicised flings.

The couple became lovers in 1977 after Jagger's marriage to first wife Bianca fell apart. But they did not marry until 1991.

The couple have a 3.5m mansion in Richmond, southwest London, and a 2m chateau in the Loire Valley in France. There are also homes in New York, Los Angeles and the Caribbean.

They have four children: Elizabeth, 14, James, 13, Georgia May, 6, and one-year-old Gabriel.

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