Did Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger Sleep With The First Lady
When women are the subject of a headline, it becomes very easy for people to judge her in a way that a man wouldn’t. This was also the case for the Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau, who was married to Pierre Trudeau between 1971 and 1984.
The then-couple met in Tahiti in 1967 and got married in 1971 without telling anyone. Pierre was double her age, and she wasn’t interested in politics. Therefore, their relationship and marriage were the topics of discussion for most Canadians and the press.
In 1977, the couple celebrated their sixth year of marriage but the First Lady grabbed the press’ attention when she left the party without her husband to see The Rolling Stones at a nightclub and was later spotted with Mick Jagger. The media had a lot of presumptions about that night. The headlines were indicating that the First Lady had an affair with The Stones’ frontman.
Did Margaret Trudeau Have An Affair With Mick Jagger?
The media not only suggested that Margaret had an affair with Jagger but also claimed that she might have had an orgy with the band members. Following that, many people referred to her with misogynistic titles, such as ‘promiscuous,’ and ‘irresponsible wife.’
She talked about that night later on and explained her side of the story. It was true that she went out with the band that night when she ran into Ronny Wood in a hotel. She bonded with the band over drinking and smoking but, the next day, she left and never saw them again.
Then-president Pierre Trudeau and Margaret got a divorce in 1984, and in 2008, she spoke at a mental health conference and still denied that she had an affair. Margaret also stated that even though she didn’t, she wished that she had actually slept with every single member back at the time.
Here is what she said at the mental health conference:
“Unfortunately, when I look back on it now, I think I should have slept with every single one of them. I should have had so much fun, but I didn’t.“
Even after all of the allegations and shaming she received from the public and the media, after her divorce, she proved that a woman cannot be defined by her motherhood or her husband. She later became a professional photographer, writer, actress, and TV host.
She was the president of WaterAid Canada, an organization that helped developing countries receive sustainable water and sanitation. Also, she became a patron of the Canadian Mental Health Association, raising awareness for mental health and helping people with her experience with having bipolar disorder.