Anita Pallenberg Confirms Affair with Mick Jagger While Dating Keith Richards

The bombshell confession comes from “Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg,” an upcoming documentary that delves into the life of the Italian actress and fashion icon. Though Pallenberg passed away in 2017, the documentary uses her previously unreleased interviews and memoir to shed light on her tumultuous relationship with the band.

A Rumor Confirmed

Rumors of an affair between Pallenberg and Jagger had swirled for decades, but Pallenberg’s words finally confirmed them. According to The Times, she admitted to the encounter with Jagger but downplayed any romantic feelings, stating, “I never ‘fancied’ Mick Jagger, but what do you expect?”

Anita Pallenberg Confirms Affair with Mick Jagger While Dating Keith Richards

Keith Richards’ Suspicions

While Pallenberg’s comments don’t detail the extent of the affair, they confirm Keith Richards’ long-held suspicions. Richards himself has never directly addressed the rumor, though his 2010 autobiography hinted at his distrust of Jagger. In it, he reportedly called Jagger names and alluded to the affair with Pallenberg.

A Complex Relationship

Despite the revelation, Pallenberg and Richards remained a couple for over a decade after the incident. They had three children together, with Marlon being born before the encounter with Jagger. Theirs was a passionate but troubled relationship, fueled by the rock and roll lifestyle of the era.

Anita Pallenberg Confirms Affair with Mick Jagger While Dating Keith Richards

A Past Mired in Drama

Pallenberg’s relationship with Richards began when she was involved with another Rolling Stone, Brian Jones. This highlights the complex web of relationships within the band during their rise to fame.

A Look Back

“Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg” promises to offer a fresh perspective on the life of this captivating woman. The documentary not only explores her personal relationships with the Rolling Stones but also delves into her artistic endeavors and her influence on the band’s music and image.

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