Well, that’s a revelation! Quincy Jones has had a long, extensive career, but there’s another area of his life that he recently introduced fans to — his love life.
The music mogul opened up about his wide-ranging romantic relationships during an interview with GQ posted on Monday, January 29. Jones, who has been married three times previously, revealed that he has “22 girlfriends.”
When asked if he was serious, the “Slow Jams” singer responded: “Hell yeah. Everywhere. Cape Town. Cairo. Stockholm—she’s coming in next week. Brazil — Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio. Shanghai — got a great girl over there from Shanghai, man. Cairo, whew.”
However, the 84-year-old music producer explained that they all know each other. “Yeah, I don’t lie. And it’s amazing — women get it, man. Don’t you ever forget they’re 13 years smarter than we are. Don’t you ever forget it.”
After adding that the ages range from “28 to 42,” which are made-up numbers to make his daughters feel that his girlfriends aren’t younger than them, he said that he’d never date a woman his own age.
Producer Quincy Jones arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Record Producer Quincy Jones is honored at In A Perfect World Foundation honors Quincy Jones at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Music Producer Quincy Jones attends the 17th Annual Women's Image Awards at Royce Hall, UCLA on February 10, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Producer Quincy Jones arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-PARTIES)
Music rroducer Quincy Jones poses at a premiere for the Netflix original film "Sandy Wexler" in Los Angeles, California, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Quincy Jones attends NATPE 2016 at Eden Roc Miami Beach on January 20, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: Record producer Quincy Jones speaks onstage during 'Sinatra 100: An All-Star GRAMMY Concert' celebrating the late Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will air on CBS on December 6. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 31: Legendary music producer Quincy Jones attends THRILLER featuring hip-hop artist Chris Brown at Drai's Nightclub at The Cromwell on October 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for Drai's Beachclub Nightclub)
REGENSBURG, GERMANY - JULY 19: Quincy Jones attends the Thurn & Taxis Castle Festival 2015 on July 19, 2015 in Regensburg, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Quincy Jones unveils the world's first headphones with personalized sound, the N90Q from AKG by HARMAN, at the HARMAN flagship store on June 26, 2015 in New York City. The N90Q is available for pre-order now at AKG.com. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for AKG)
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - MAY 07: Record producer/musician Quincy Jones speaks at the 2015 PTTOW! Annual Summit at Terrenea Resort on May 7, 2015 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for PTTOW!)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 08: Quincy Jones speaks during a Q & A after the screening of 'Keep On Keepin' On' during the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 8, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Gregg Felsen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Producer Quincy Jones attends Spotify's inaugural Secret Genius Awards at Vibiana Cathedral on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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“Hell no! You see me with an 84-year-old woman? Are you crazy?” he told the magazine.
And he has his own reasons. “There’s nothing … there’s no upside. You gotta be kidding. I got me some technology out there that keep fat and old away from here. Buzzes if they’re too old. But you’d be surprised … These women, the young ones, are aggressive now. Oh my God, they’re fearless, man. All over the world.”
Jones was first married to actress Jeri Caldwell from 1957 to 1966 and the two share one daughter, Jolie Jones. In 1967, he wed Swedish model Ulla Andersson and they had two children, Martina and Quincy Jones III, and divorced in 1974. He tied the knot withhis third wife, Peggy Lipton, the same year as his second divorce. Jones and Lipton have two daughters, Kidada and Rashida Jones, and split in 1990.