McCartney the last Beatle to land in divorce court
Published 12:46 pm Monday, May 22, 2006
When he's 64 next month, the man who famously sang, “I don't care too much for money because money can't buy you love,” will be single again, separated after a four-year marriage.
Their June 2002 wedding in Northern Ireland cost $3.2 million.
He better hang onto that thought.
Maybe I'm amazed, but Sir Paul McCartney wed Heather Mills without a pre-nuptial agreement, exposing his $1.5 billion fortune.
Their separation was announced May 17.
Mills ought to walk away with a bundle big enough to buy back the Beatles catalog from Michael Jackson.
McCartney posted a message on his Web site expressing ire over suggestions that Mills married his money, although “Baby, You're a Rich Man” wasn't the only Fab-ulous song that was new to this anti-landmine and animal welfare advocate.
Earlier Wednesday the couple issued a joint statement insisting their split was amicable, blaming media intrusions for making it difficult to sustain their relationship.
Beatrice Milly was born in October 2003.
McCartney remarried four years after breast cancer claimed the love of his life, Linda.
They married in 1969 and kept such a low profile raising three children, photographer Mary, designer Stella and musician James, that Paul eventually had to speak out in Life magazine to beat back rumors he had been dead since the height of Beatlemania.
Check out the clues on album covers and spin some records backward.
A Detroit radio station caught the intrusive media napping when it broke that story.
The media is so intrusive that a wire story trotted out a “family spokesman's” 1998 quote that Paul and Linda “never spent a night apart in the 30 years that they have loved one another.”
Not unless you count the time Paul spent in the slammer in Japan for drugs.
Could Linda have been smuggled inside with the intrusive media camped just outside?
So intrusive are the media that I didn't even know McCartney dismissed longtime publicist Geoff Baker until I was reading about the separation.
The one time I remember seeing them on the “news,” even with several channels devoted to celebrity nonsense, was when they traveled to Canada to draw negative publicity to seal hunting - with the complicity of the intrusive media.
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