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Friday, October 15, 1999

Divorced celebrities setting new trend
Unmarried, with children
Paul Waldie
National Post

Susan Ragan, the Associated Press
Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall 11 years before their divorce two months ago. The celebrity pair are reportedly again sharing the same digs -- but not bedroom -- in London.

The Daily Telegraph
Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall are reportedly sharing this home in Richmond Hill, West London, once again -- but they are said to be keeping separate bedrooms.

Living together but not sleeping together seems to be a new trend among some divorced celebrity couples.

Reports this week say Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, who split two months ago, are about to share a London home but keep separate bedrooms. The arrangement is similar to cohabitation deals struck between famed divorcees Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York and pin-up Pamela Anderson and her former husband, Tommy Lee.

Mr. Jagger, 56, has apparently moved back into the $6.6-million (US) mansion he shared with Ms. Hall during much of their rocky 22-year relationship. Ms. Hall, 43, got the house as part of the couple's reported $15-million separation settlement this summer. She spends most of her time there with their four children.

London "has always been Mick's hometown and it just didn't seem natural to him that he should live at a different address [than] his family," sources told Britain's Daily Mirror this week. "Mick and Jerry are great friends and they still love each other's company. As far as Jerry is concerned, Mick can go out with whomever he likes -- as long as he doesn't bring them home to spend the night."

Ms. Hall, a former model from Texas, and Mr. Jagger met at a Rolling Stones concert in 1977. Mr. Jagger was married at the time to Nicaraguan model Bianca Morena de Macias but they divorced two years later. Ms. Hall and Mr. Jagger did not marry until 1990 when they supposedly tied the knot in a Hindu ceremony in Bali, Indonesia. The wedding was called a farce by Indonesian Hindu leaders at the time but the couple insisted it was legitimate and that they had converted to Hinduism.

They separated earlier this year after news broke that Mr. Jagger fathered a son with 29-year old Brazilian model Luciana Morad. In August, a British judge ruled the 1990 wedding was not legal and the two struck a separation agreement.

Britain's other famous divorcees -- Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York -- have lived together for two years. They married in 1986 and divorced in 1996 after four years of separation. Ms. Ferguson said recently that she and Prince Andrew are the "happiest divorced couple in the world."

In 1997, Ms. Ferguson moved back into Sunninghill Park, near London, in part to be with Prince Andrew and their children, Beatrice and Eugenie, but also because she was strapped for cash. Ms. Ferguson reportedly moved into the servants' quarters.

"There is no question that Andrew and I are both 100% with each other and we are a unit for the children," Ms. Ferguson has said.

Canadian-born Pamela Anderson has also reportedly agreed to live with her former husband, Tommy Lee. Ms. Anderson, the model and actor, and Mr. Lee, drummer for Motley Crew, were married in 1995. They divorced in 1998 after Mr. Lee was convicted of assaulting her and received a three-month sentence.

The couple are not sharing the same bedroom and the arrangement is believed to be for the sake of their two sons, Brandon and Dylan.

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