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.