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Old 05-18-2006, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After four years of nasty rumours and controversy, Paul McCartney and Heather Mills have called it quits
May 18, 2006. 01:00 AM
SARAH LYALL
NEW YORK TIMES


LONDON—The bitchy rumours began almost as soon as they began dating: that she was a publicity-crazed fantasist; that he was too addled by romance to notice that, among other things, his children detested her.

But all the pessimism about the marriage of former Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife, Heather Mills McCartney, seemed justified yesterday when the couple announced they had formally separated after four years of marriage.

Despite reports in the British news media of knock-down fights in recent days, the couple said in a joint statement that the split was amicable and "both of us still care about each other very much."

But, they added, they have "found it increasingly difficult to maintain a normal relationship with constant intrusion into our private lives." They asked "for the sake of our baby daughter, that we will be given some space and time to get through this difficult period."

The statement made no mention of trying to get back together. Nor did it mention divorce, an issue potentially complicated by the fact that McCartney has a massive fortune — equivalent to $1.7 billion, London's Evening Standard reported — and by the lack of a pre-nuptial agreement.

Although the British news media reported at the time of the wedding that McCartney's children had insisted he sign such an agreement, he later said he had not, considering it "unromantic." Besides, a publicist for Mills said on her website, "he knew it was completely unnecessary."

At first, the relationship between McCartney — who turns 64 next month, an age he once speculated about in song — and Mills, now 38, a former model he met in 1999 through her charity work, seemed blessed.

He was a famously uxorious man who — apart from a 10-day stint in Japanese prison after a marijuana bust — was said to have never spent a night away from his first wife, Linda, in 29 years of marriage. She died of cancer in 1998.

Mills had overcome a brutal past that included an abusive father, periods of destitution and homelessness, and the loss of her leg after she was hit by a police motorcycle while crossing a street in London in 1993.

They were both devoted to charity, raising money for people who had lost their legs to landmines and campaigning against cruelty toward animals.

By the time they got married, in 2002 in Ireland, there was already a strong tide of anti-Heather opinion in the British news media, abetted by an army of anonymous "friends" of the couple. She was a latter-day Yoko Ono, they said, who came between him and his children, him and his friends, and him and his longtime publicist, Geoff Baker, who left the job after she made his life unbearable. (Ono, widow of McCartney's famed songwriting partner John Lennon, was often blamed for the breakup of the Beatles in 1970.)

Mills' detractors said she was a compulsive liar who had embellished her past and a relentless self-publicist who had orchestrated her own press coverage, phoning reporters from her hospital bed, after the amputation of her leg. The couple was said to argue all the time; she reportedly flung her enormous sapphire engagement ring into the bushes outside their hotel room in a pre-wedding tiff.

Speculation immediately turned yesterday to the financial settlements surrounding the end of the marriage.

"She could get a huge chunk of his wealth," said Patricia Hollings, a divorce specialist with the London legal firm Finers Stephens Innocent. Hollings said that Mills' relatively young age and the fact that they have a child, combined with McCartney's "staggering" wealth and celebrity status, have the potential to push the settlement into the stratosphere.

McCartney and Mills had a daughter, Beatrice, in October 2003. He also has three grown children from his marriage to Linda — including Stella, a well-known fashion designer — and a stepdaughter from Linda McCartney's first marriage.

McCartney always defended his second wife, and responded to some of the criticism against her on a "Heather Mills McCartney: Fact and Fiction" page on her website, saying that "it hurts me to see her wounded by these scurrilous reports, and not have anyone set the record straight."

Among other things, he said on the site, she did not force him to attend even "the opening of an envelope," and the decision to dye his hair was his, not hers.

Even after the separation announcement yesterday, McCartney posted a message on his website saying he was upset over suggestions Mills had simply married him for his fortune.

"There is not an ounce of truth in this," McCartney wrote about Mills. "She is a very generous person who spends most of her time trying to help others in greater need than herself. All the work she does is unpaid so these stories are ridiculous and completely unfounded."

The couple appeared together last month in a television documentary, "The McCartneys v. The Fur Trade." In March, they travelled to eastern Canada to protest the seal hunt.

But according to The Daily Mirror, which first revealed news of the split in yesterday's issue, they had had increasing arguments over her desire to step up her charity work and his desire for her to scale down, and her resentment at his superior fame.

McCartney, wrote the paper's show business reporter, Fiona Cummins, wanted the couple to split because he "believes they can no longer endure their private hell."
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Well if it goes to court she won`t have a leg to stand on

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Mills was reportedly depressed over the failure of her recent reality TV show "PIMP MY LEG", where amputees have there prosthesis modified with such performance enhancing options as: streamers, thumb operated bell, air horn, turn signals, and a kickstand

There was also apparant controversy surrounding the name of the company performing the modifications: "West Coast Crips"
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What has 3 legs and lives on a farm?

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.

Seriously though. I have inside information as to why they split.
Apparently it was over a plane Macca bought for Heather...


































...the blade wasn't sharp enough.
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It`s old news but who cares .............

It's a very sad world we live in when Sir Paul McCartney and his wife are facing divorce and all anyone seems to want to do is make jokes about her false leg...

Personally, I think it's prosthetic!

News reports have confirmed that Paul McCartney has separated from his wife Heather Mills- McCartney.

Mrs Mills- McCartney is said to be distraught over the split. "He has been my crutch for so long"! She said in an earlier briefing, I have no idea why this has happened, I'm stumped?

"Shes running around in circles", according to a close friend, she will need all the support she can get its not like its easy to walk out on a relationship like this?

It is not known whether a pre-nuptial agreement was signed prior to the marriage, Paul McCartney is one of the richest men in the world amassing a colossal wealth due to his participation with The Beatles and subsequent musical collaborations, if an agreement hasn't been signed it is believed that she wont have a leg to stand on.

Rumours abound over the split have suggested that infidelity may have been the cause. Shes terrible a source stated, "always trying to get her leg over".

Another source has suggested that her battle with alcoholism was the cause. "Macca couldn't handle it anymore" a friend said, "he would get home at night and find her legless?"

Many have attributed this to a problem which started with the present that Paul had got prior to the wedding; he gave her a new Prosthetic leg for Christmas but that was just a stocking-filler. The main gift was a plane but then he gave her a Lady-Shave for the other leg.
Apparently she wants to keep the plane he bought her for Christmas, she says shell buy her own Immac for the other leg!

A poem by Sir Paul McCartney -
I lay upon a grassy bank
My hands were all a quiver
I slowly removed her suspender belt
and her leg fell in the river

A Miner in Africa has an accident and loses a leg. He says to his mate I'm f*cked, who will want a one legged gold digger? Paul McCartney shouts 'ME ME !!!!'

These jokes are funny but lets spare a thought for Paul please. Now she has left him, he's going to struggle to find another lady that can fill her shoe.
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