Paul McCartney’s former wife Heather Mills has confessed that the hellish trauma of losing her leg was “easier to cope with” than the aftermath of her messy divorce from the man universally renowned as the second most popular member of The Beatles.
Former glamour model Mills, who lost her leg when she was hit by a police motorbike over 20 years ago, explained, “It is very hard to be married to a Beatle.”
McCartney’s ex-wife also reveals in her candid interview with Mail on Sunday Event magazine that prior to her partnership with Paul, she was not a fan of The Beatles music and explains how she now shuns the celebrity lifestyle.
Comparing her own situation to that of the other famous “Beatle women,” Heather makes the surprise announcement that losing her leg was more manageable in comparison to what happened to her after her divorce from McCartney.
“Linda had it tough, Yoko had it tough and what happened to me after the divorce… losing my leg was easier to cope with.”
Mills, who is set to appear on Channel 4’s daredevil winter sports show The Jump, also admitted that although her marriage to McCartney turned sour in a big way, she only married him in the first place because she was “completely in love with him,” before adding with hindsight, “But anyone who thinks marrying a rock legend is going to be paradise… it just isn’t.”
Despite getting on in years, 47-year-old Mills also explains she has never felt sexier or more confident.
“Even now, I’m 47 and if I see a hot man I know I can have him. I might not want him but I can have him. I think I am very sexy. I’m very confident as a woman and there isn’t a part of my body I’m not happy with. I’m not embarrassed about my leg – in fact a good chat-up line from me is, ‘How do you fancy massaging my stump?'”