Paul McCartney agrees that marrying Heather Mills was his biggest mistake

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Paul McCartney, 67, was asked to name his top mistake of the past decade, and when an interviewer brought up his high profile marriage to sociopath Heather Mills he didn’t disagree that it had been a huge mistake. He didn’t exactly dwell on it either though. McCartney had to pay for his mistake, but he says he got “a beautiful daughter out of it” so it’s all good:

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has branded his marriage to HEATHER MILLS one of the worst mistakes of his life.

The Beatles legend wed the former glamour model in 2002, but the couple separated in 2006, leading to an ugly public divorce battle.

The union was officially dissolved in 2008 and the veteran musician was forced to hand over $38.9 million (£24.3 million) of his fortune, as well as annual payments for the former couple’s young daughter, Beatrice.

In a new interview with Britain’s Q magazine, MCCartney was asked if getting married again was his greatest error of the last decade and he replied: “OK, yeah. I suppose that has to be the prime contender.”

He adds, “These things happen. I tend to look at the positive side, which is that I have another beautiful daughter out of it.”

[From Contact Music]

I love Paul McCartney and he has such a great attitude. Sir Paul appeared on The Late Show in July and I found him both funny and fascinating. The guy knows he’s a legend but he’s neither full of himself or especially humble. He carries himself with a kind of matter-of-fact grace that doesn’t take his fame too seriously. McCartney has his detractors, but I don’t know how he could have handled himself better during his high profile divorce. His ex wife threw a pitcher of water on his lawyer in court and he stayed quiet about it, smiling slightly as he left the courtroom with his dignified barrister with soaking wet hair. Maybe he was happy because Heather’s temper ended up saving him tens of millions of dollars.

Paul recently talked to the European Parliament about the effect of meat consumption on the environment. He urges people to go vegetarian once a week to help combat global warming. I know I’ve cut back my family’s meat consumption since I learned about how much resources it takes to produce.

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  1. Linda says:

    Duh!!! Ya think???

  2. pebbles says:

    I LOVE Paul McCartney. He can do no wrong in my book. Marry me, Paul?

  3. Dorothy says:

    I have been a vegetarian since 1992 and I have tried to become a vegan but I found it almost impossible. Especially if you want to got out to eat!

    I have always loved him and I think he still sounds really great! But I did think he didn’t wait long enough after Linda died to move on!

  4. PJ says:

    Agreed, Paul has such a positive attitude, and it extends even to things that most people would consider negative. Wish I could be more like him!

  5. Velvet_Julie says:

    I never understood what he saw in Heather, to start with. He’s attractive for his age, filthy rich (let’s not pretend that women who date famous guys don’t care about money…) and very intelligent. He could’ve gotten much better than that trashy woman. And even worse, how such a business minded man like Paul (people say he was the one responsible for the Beatles making so much money and in his solo career, he found all possible ways to make more and more money with his music and image) got married without signing a pre nup? He literally asked to be robbed. But, as he says, at least he has Beatrice. And now he’s got Nancy. They seem to be so in love. I hope they will stay together. He deserves a nice girl to settle down with.

  6. Praise St. Angie! says:

    file that one under “DUH”.

    in all seriousness, I love me some Sir Paul, too. He seems to be pretty mellow and he is kind to his fans.

    and yes, he STILL sounds the same as he did 40 years ago when he sings live.

  7. hatsumomo says:

    I just saw Food Inc. a few days ago. Yeah, it is pretty shocking what they do to produce enough meat for fast food consumption. But I’m not shocked enough to make the foolish spur of the moment phony commitment to being a vegan. I just change a few of my dining and eating habits. And, ARRGG!, I still cant get over that Hispanic family Robert Kenner decided to interview for the film. Why do directors always insist on finding the stupidest people to interview to make their point?

  8. hatsumomo says:

    BTW, Sir Paul is still a cutie! Hopefully he’ll find some one to spend the golden years with, just exercise a little more caution.

  9. e says:

    My favorite is George…sorry he is gone.

  10. Granger says:

    Marrying her was a huge mistake, but an even bigger mistake was believing her when she told him she didn’t know who he was and had never really listened to the Beatles.

  11. wow says:

    @ Granger – Ha. Ha. So true!

    But I’m glad he acknowledged that eventhough the marriage may have been a mistake, their daughter wasn’t. And he seems really happy with Nancy Shevell.

  12. Bel says:

    She told him that she’d never listened to the Beatles??? and he believed her???Wow, I adore him but he was thinkin with his d*ck. Men…

  13. Sumodo says:

    If I remember correctly, there were stories that Stella and his other children disapproved of the marriage to Stumpy well before it happened. They had important information on her. He chose to ignore it and wanted them all to be cordial. That worked out well 🙁

  14. the truth says:

    this man is an asshold dont be fooled by the beatles shit he beat his ex wife the ohh so lovley linda he smokes week all the time and is wicked. the best thing heather did was leaving his ass and taking some money with her. i dont like heather but paul is worse dont be fooled by money and status you can still be a rich asshole

  15. snowball says:

    “the former glamour model” *snort*

    Sumodo, as soon as I saw the title of this post, I was thinking that somewhere, Stella is saying, “I told you so.”

  16. Dorothy says:

    @ the truth – is your name Heather??

  17. the truth says:


  18. Feebee says:

    So Paul said out loud what the rest of the world’s been thinking for years now.

  19. Firestarter says:

    Everyone else knew it was a mistake and told him so BEFORE he married her.

  20. mandajamin says:

    id say its either that or being friends with Michael Jackson

  21. kelly says:

    Move on, already.

  22. Praise St. Angie! says:

    I don’t think a “wicked” man would make his driver stop the limo on the way to a show he was playing so that he could roll the window down to say “hello” and “thank you” to his fans who were hanging out outside the venue. He didn’t have to do that as the fans had NO idea who was in the limo until he lowered the window. And yes, I witnessed this.

    what’s your proof that he beat Linda? or that he is an “asshold”?

    I’ve never heard anything to support your claim, but I’m open to hear it, if you’ve got it.

    to mandajamin, you make a good point. Paul might have ownership of the Beatles catalog if not for his “friendship” with MJ.

  23. Firestarter says:

    @St.Angie- You know I am always in agreement with you, but I have to say, as the Michael Jackson thing goes- Paul was stupid for leaving it unprotected in the first place, and there is no such thing as “friends” when it comes to business. Michael benefitted from Paul’s stupidity. Paul is not the wisest man out there when it comes to money. No man, with his wealth, enters a marriage with a woman like her and doesn’t have an iron clad prenup in place. Same with the Beatles catalog. Don’t leave things like that to chance and expect anyone to play fair.

    Anyway, Mottola screwed MJ on the catalog as well.

  24. the truth says:

    opinions are like assholes we all have one. asshold is clearly a typo is that all you have. lol go and worship your wife beater….

  25. Abi says:

    Firestarter & Velvet, we don’t have pre-nups in the UK as far as I am aware. We KNOW of them, and read about Americans signing them, but last time I checked, courts here do not accept them.

  26. Catherine says:

    This isn’t any new about her being a witch, but there are also stories that have circulated for years that he isn’t a prize either.

  27. Firestarter says:

    Abi- Thanks for the info, I had no idea that was the case.

    The Brits should adopt the idea of a prenup, as it is a good idea when there is a lot of money at stake.

  28. WTF?!? says:

    I find his non-stop activism tiring. I like that he’s passionate about his beliefs and causes, and that he puts his energies and his money where his mouth is, but geez, Paul, can’t you EVER give it a rest and just go out somewhere without trying to guilt the “less enlightened”?

    And yes, marrying glamour model (read: prostitute) Mills was a moronic choice, but is calling someone who’s lost a leg “Stumpy” really necessary, people?

  29. Kathie says:

    there is no such thing as “friends” when it comes to business.
    That is a truthful statement for the most part but in a completely opposite example Dolly Parton bought several of Porter Waggoner’s songs when he was down on his luck and forced to sell them, (the cost was in the millions) and gifted them back to him, even after he had sued her years earlier but then Dolly is unique. I always thought MJ buying that catalog and refusing to sell it back was cold. I love Paul McCartney and sincerely hope he is doing well now.

  30. lastwordlinda says:

    A very late mid-life crisis that went horribly wrong. Men never learn.

  31. Firestarter says:

    @Kathie- Dolly is a doll! Thanks for that story, I wasn’t aware of that. Makes me love her even more!

  32. Praise St. Angie! says:

    yes, opinions are like assholes. but you claimed he beat Linda. that’s not an opinion, that’s a claim of fact.

    I just asked for some sort of proof and apparently “the truth” (how ironic!) is unable to come up with an example of Sir Paul beating his wife. or of his “wickedness”.

    I provided you with an example of his kindness and dedication to his fans, not a story of worship.

    you clearly have some hatred for him, but if you can’t articulate it, there’s no reason to continue.

    to firestarter…don’t get me wrong, I agree with everything you wrote. my only point was he never would have given MJ that advice about buying music rights in the first place if they weren’t “friends”.

  33. Tiffany says:

    I see that marriage as a man who just lost the love of his life and was lonely. Should he have waited and found someone better, absolutely, but Heather could have been saying all the things that he needed to hear at the time.

    I read a little bit about him online and I don’t think that man has never not been in a relationship since his teens before The Beatles got big. He went from one girlfriend to a wife and left her for Linda then went on to Heather and then Nancy.

    There are just some people who are not equipped to be alone or just love being in relationships or the thought of them, and maybe Paul in one of those people.

  34. DrM says:

    @ the truth…tell me how do you smoke a ‘week’??? Now there is something I’d like to see…LOL

  35. Abi says:

    Firestarter: Lots of people here think that we should catch up with the pre-nup system actually! There was a case a while back where a judge allowed a pre-nup to stand, and many said that this would set a precedent, but it’s still up to the judge. Which means, you can do one, but whether it will be respected when you divorce, will depend on the Judge’s opinion on pre-nups and the particulars of the case.

  36. Ursula says:

    That’s what happens when you marry a hooker, there is a reason why she is a hooker in the first place. These celeb can be so gullible. May be they should visit the internet some times.

  37. Firestarter says:

    @ Praise- yes, I see what you mean now.