Did Mick Jagger Move On From L'Wren Scott Too Soon?


Mick Jagger has a new girlfriend just a few months after L'Wren Scott's suicide. And that's okay.

Mick Jagger was heartbroken when his longtime girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, committed suicide in March, as any lover would be. Also understandably devastated? Scott's family.

When Jagger moved on with New York City-based ballerina Melanie Hamrick, Scott's family fumed to press. Scott's sister, Shane, told The Sunday People, "And people wonder why L’Wren was so depressed?. These pictures make me really wonder what Mick is really thinking and feeling."

The timeline of Jagger's relationship with Hamrick is a little suspect: He met Harwick backstage at a Rolling Stones concert in Tokyo on March 6; a little more than two weeks later, Scott took her own life in her New York City apartment. It's unclear whether there was actually any overlap in Jagger's relationships, and sources close to the Rolling Stones' legendary frontman insist that Jagger and Hamrick didn't become romantically involved until June.

But regardless of whether they did or didn't go behind Scott's back, it's really, really unfair to pin the struggling designer's suicide on the singer.

L'Wren Scott was suffering an abundance of business and financial problems at the time of her death, for which her suicide was initially blamed. Further, depression is a complex medical problem, and it can't be blamed nor pinned on one particular cause or person. Even if Jagger was jerking around behind Scott's back, which obviously isn't commendable behavior, the fact that his alleged infidelity could drive her to suicide is symptomatic of a bigger problem: Scott's own mental health.

What's more, there were rumors — albeit ones that Jagger's team denied — that he and Scott split well before her death. It's understandable that Scott's family is looking for a scapegoat to make coping with her suicide easier, but everyone grieves and recovers differently: This may be her family's way of deflecting blame off of themselves for not realizing that Scott had a problem sooner.

In any case, the fact that Mick Jagger has a new lady in his life doesn't mean he loved L'Wren Scott any less. It's neither fair nor logical to expect Jagger to quit living his own life just because Scott ended hers.