06 Jun 2018
Frances Hughes comments in Spear’s on Heather Mills and Paul McCartney’s divorce
In 1998, Paul McCartney married the spirited model and campaigner Heather Mills. They married, to the usual fanfare laced with Sixties nostalgia, in 2002. Things proceeded in the ordinary way: a daughter, Beatrice Milly McCartney, entered the world on 28 October 2003. Unfortunately, the marriage was acrimonious and broke down: the couple separated in May 2006. A divorce battle ensued.
Heather Mills eventually opted to part company with her lawyers and elected instead to represent herself, inevitably leading to a highly unfair contest.
“It was a disaster for her,” Frances Hughes commented. “She should have been advised against it.”
Mills originally asked for £125mn, claiming that McCartney was worth £800mn (the judge would end up ruling that the Beatle was worth £400mn). In return, McCartney offered £15.8mn. In the end, she got £24.3mn.
“Of course I could have got a better deal for her,” said Frances. “Anyone could have got a better deal for her.”
Read Frances’ comments in Spear’s