Mick walked naked from the shower and shook hands.. as Jerry just sat on the bed; HIS KIDS' NANNY TELLS OF SEX WITH JAGGER OVER BREAKFAST BAR.
SEX-mad Mick Jagger seduced his own children's nanny and made love to her within 48 hours of their first meeting...with his wife Jerry Hall in the next room.
Claire Houseman last night told of her fling with the rock superstar and how she got caught up in his crazy lifestyle from the moment they first met - when the Rolling Stones singer introduced himself in the nude.
Claire said: "I walked into the hotel room in Brussels where he was staying with my bags in my hands. There was a shower at the end of the room and the curtains parted.
"To my amazement Mick Jagger stepped out of the shower stark naked. I didn't know where to put my eyes. The next thing I knew he put out his hand and said: 'Hi, I'm Mick'. To be honest, I didn't know which hand to shake!"
First impressions of the naked Jagger were generally favourable. "Mick was a lot shorter than I expected. I'm five foot seven and I seemed to tower over him.
"But I have to say he's pretty well endowed. He was very slim and obviously looked after his body. I wouldn't say he had rippling muscles, but he looked lean and fit.
"He didn't seem embarrassed. There I was a village girl from Kirkby Overblow in Yorkshire standing before rock's greatest superstar, it all seemed so unreal. He was dripping with water, his hair was lank, but he had this aura."
The incident gave Claire the first insight into the strange world of Mick and Jerry.
Claire, now 36, said: "What got to me was that Jerry was just behind me on the bed with their baby Gabriel. She didn't say a word. I just said: 'Hi' to everybody and asked where my room was.
"Even though I have looked after the children of many stars, this was the first time I'd had such an introduction."
Claire admits that within two days she had succumbed to the charms of the ageing rocker.
She says: "I was making coffee at around 4.30pm when Mick came into the kitchen. It was only a small area in the hotel suite and we were laughing and joking together. It seemed like I had known him for years.
"I must say, he is a real charmer. The kitchen was so small, that we kept bumping into each other. We couldn't help but touch each other and, I must admit, I enjoyed the closeness.
"I still don't know how it happened, but suddenly Mick was stroking my hair and I was liking it. Then we were in each other's arms. He hitched me up onto the breakfast bar and he pulled down my jogger bottoms. We kissed passionately, my head was swimming. The next thing I remember, he was making love to me."
Claire says Mick's performance wasn't particularly memorable - in fact it was the opposite.
"It was all over very quickly, to be honest. The earth didn't move or anything like that. I just thought to myself, 'God, is that it?'"
According to Claire, Mick was able to switch himself off as fast as he turned himself on.
"When we had finished Mick just carried on as though nothing had happened. I remember him kissing me on the nose and saying: 'Okay, babe,' and that was it."
He was obviously used to doing that sort of thing. But I wasn't hurt or offended.
The most amazing aspect of it all was that Jerry was so close by.
"All the time Jerry was 30 feet away in the bedroom with baby Gabriel. It all seemed like a blur to me. Mick went back to his wife, while I carried on making the coffee. It was very strange.
"A few minutes later he was laughing and talking with Jerry and cuddling little Gabriel.
"I just remember standing there in the kitchen with a cup of coffee in my hand and thinking: 'My god what was all that about?'"
Four years on, Claire says she doesn't have any real regrets. "I have to admit I didn't mind any of it. After all, I was with one of the sexiest stars on the planet.
"As I've said, you wouldn't look at him twice normally, but he just had this thing about him. There was no way I could resist. But I still feel bad about Jerry."
Claire told how she had been given the job of looking after seven-month-old baby Gabriel after an agency, Knightsbridge Nannies, had phoned the organisation she heads called Harrogate Nannies in the summer of 1998.
Claire, whose surname then was Verity, was engaged to fellow Yorkshireman Ian Houseman at the time. She married him a year later but they have since parted.
Claire said: "When the job came through I didn't really think much about it. As far as I was concerned it was just another job."
She had looked after the children of Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler - who gave her a glowing reference - and Sting, but nothing prepared her for nannying the Jaggers' fourth child.
When the call came through she was whisked by plane from her home in Harrogate to London, first-class all the way.
At Heathrow she was picked up by a chauffeur-driven Jaguar and taken to the Jaggers' Richmond home, Down House. When she arrived she was greeted by the nanny looking after the Jaggers' other three children - Lizzie, Jimmy and Georgia May - and told she would be flying out to Brussels that afternoon.
When she arrived in Brussels on June 20, 1998, she was taken to the Jaggers' luxury hotel, the Conrad International, on the fashionable Avenue Louise.
Claire said: "Mick and the rest of the Stones were on their European tour and had taken over the entire top floor of this huge hotel.
"I knocked on a door and it opened. A woman was standing there in a white terry towelling bath robe with her hair in another towel. I was looking past her for Jerry but then the woman spoke in a Texan drawl and I realised it was her.
"Anyway, we went inside into Jerry's bedroom. Baby Gabriel was on the bed with her. Then the shower curtains opened and naked Mick came out. For some reason Jerry explained that she'd had a bath while Mick had had a shower."
Even though goggle-eyed with amazement, Claire was able to note the sleeping arrangements of the two stars. They had separate bedrooms.
"The whole thing was a bit strange because Mick had his own suite at the far end of this massive room. What surprised me most was Jerry's lack of reaction when her husband stepped out of the shower naked.
"I still had my bags in my hand and I dropped them in surprise."
Despite what happened, Claire said: "I got on great with Jerry. She loved Gabriel so much that they were almost joined at the hip. He slept with Jerry every night while Mick slept in his bedroom."
Claire also believes that despite his reputation as a womaniser, Jerry still cared for Mick. "I realised that Jerry loved Mick deeply, but there was obviously something wrong.
"I have no idea why Mick made his play for me but I think he was just used to getting his way with any woman. He is a very funny man and I have never seen any father dote on his other three children as he does.
"But with Gabriel it seemed to be different. Mick loved him so much, but every time he picked him up Gabriel would cry for his mummy."
From the first night onwards Claire was able to see the two sides to Jagger's life - the private father and the public property.
That night Jerry joined Mick downstairs with the band for drinks before the concert, leaving Claire in the suite with Gabriel. "But Gabriel wouldn't settle and I had to ring down for Jerry to come up. Jerry took over and I went downstairs. And it was completely wild. There were groupies everywhere and bodyguards had to keep them away from Mick and the boys.
"I suddenly realised the power that Mick Jagger has over his fans."
Later she went to watch the Stones in concert. She said: "It was hard to imagine that he was a man already in his mid-fifties.
"He has a certain magic about him. He is a very funny man and also a very warm one. I can understand why Jerry was besotted by him."
After the tour Claire flew back to England and resumed her duties until Gabriel was almost a year old, living in a cottage in their garden.
"I was needed as a maternity nurse only, then Gabriel was put in the charge of another nanny," she explained.
She added: "Mick and I only made love once but we nearly did it again. Mick is a big cricket fan and so am I and we sat down together one afternoon to watch cricket on TV.
"We became all touchy feely again with each other and I have to admit I was really up for it. But there were so many people around, including Jerry, that we never got down to it."
Back in England she got closer and closer to Jerry. She said: "We often went shopping together, picking up the kids from school, all the things that good girlfriends do together.
"She was very generous. If she bought makeup, she would always buy me some as well.
"But I always carried around with me this guilty secret that I'd slept with her husband. I never knew whether Jerry suspected what had happened, but felt she knew about all the other episodes in his life."
The Texan filed for divorce in 1999 - a year after Claire's fling - after discovering Mick's adultery with Brazilian model Luciana Morad.
But a court ruled that the couple's wedding on the Indonesian island of Bali was not legal. Mick and Jerry now live in separate parts of their Richmond home.
Claire said: "I can't say I am ashamed about what happened between me and Mick. I suppose I was just another notch in his belt.
"I don't know what made me do it. I've only ever had about 15 lovers."
She added: "I want to say sorry to Jerry. I couldn't help myself. And after all she has been through with her philandering husband, I don't think she can really blame me."
Last night Jagger's spokesman Bernard Doherty denied Mick had had sex with his nanny.
NO SATISFACTION: Claire says Jagger is charming and funny - but his lovemaking was very quick and unimpressive. 'I thought, God - is that it?' she recalls; Picture: ROLAND LEON; LUXURY: The Brussels Conrad Hilton where the sex scene took place; DOTING: Jerry and Jagger with baby Gabriel at the time of Claire's appointment; REFERENCE: From Mark Knopfler
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||May 19, 2002|
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