There’s gold in them thar beatles…… On May 17, 2008, eight years to the day t…
Written by megarock on May 19, 2018
There’s gold in them thar beatles……
On May 17, 2008, eight years to the day that their romance became public, model and activist Heather Mills is awarded $48.6 million in her divorce settlement from Paul McCartney.
“I feel elated,” a beaming Mills, 40, told PEOPLE minutes after her hearing. “It was worth the hard work.” But as he made his exit, McCartney, 65, would only remark cryptically, “All will be revealed.”
And so it was a day later, when, over Mills’ objection, the 58-page judgment containing all the divorce details was released to the public, revealing Justice Hugh Bennett’s highly critical comments about Mills. “I am driven to the conclusion that much of her evidence, both written and oral, was not just inconsistent and inaccurate but also less than candid,” the judge wrote in his ruling. He called many of Mills’ financial-support requests—including proposed yearly budgets of more than $400,000 for private flights, $80,000 for wine and $250,000 for clothes—”ridiculous,” as well as “unreasonable, indeed exorbitant.”
In the end, the model turned activist was awarded less than a fifth of the $250 million she requested, though more than the $30 million McCartney proposed. Along with a lump sum of $33 million, Mills gets to keep $15 million in real estate, including an English seaside condo, Angel’s Rest, and a countryside home, Pean’s Wood, making the McCartney-Mills divorce one of the most expensive celeb splits in history (see box). The former Beatle must also pay $70,000 a year to support the couple’s 4-year-old daughter Beatrice (they have joint custody), in addition to paying for her nanny and private school tuition. The ruling stated McCartney’s wealth as $800 million, half of what Mills claimed. “Everybody knows he is worth more than [$1.6 billion],” Mills told PEOPLE after the ruling. She also lashed out at the child support sum, telling reporters Beatrice “is obviously meant to travel B class while her father travels A class.”
Again, Heather told the press after the court hearing “It was worth the hard work”…..
We guess you can’t buy love, but you can rent it.