While some may claim Heather was simply attracted to Paul's wealth and his place in history as a member the greatest rock band ever, the former model was adamant her feelings were sincere.
The love affair between Sir Paul and Lady Linda McCartney was one of the greatest romances in rock history. The love affair between Sir Paul and Heather Mills was not.
Apart from Ringo's long running marriage to Bond girl Barbara Bach, the Beatles never did well with model relationships. In the '70s George Harrison lost model Patti Boyd to Eric Clapton while in the 2000s Paul McCartney lost a reported $48 million and a Georgian mansion thanks to his union with a model. Some people never learn.
What did they see in each other?
While some may claim Heather was simply attracted to Paul's wealth and his place in history as a member the greatest rock band ever, the former model was adamant her feelings were sincere, "I fell in love for the right reason. I fell in love unconditionally."
Either way she should have sat down and had a big long talk to Yoko about being the unpopular spouse. Mills said she felt she would prefer to lose all her limbs rather than be, "vilified for doing nothing but falling in love with an icon."
Was it true love?
No, unfortunately the relationship between them fell apart. Luckily there was a silver lining to the dark cloud that became their relationship at least for the gossip mags anyway: the bitter divorce, and ensuring celebrity smackdown involved claims of abuse and racy revelations about Mills' past as a nude model.
Most recently Mills is reported to have said she feels the couple's daughter could bring them back together. As of this point in time this claim has not been tested by reality.
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||Christie Brinkley (2007)
Sir Paul has recently been seen in the company of Billy Joel's ex-main squeeze, Christie Brinkley. While the tabloids claim a relationship, according to Billy McCartney and Brinkley are 'just old friends.'
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