Heather Mills may be delusional. It certainly beggars belief that she could have been married to Paul McCartney and not know what kind of enduring impact he has had — and continues to have — on the world with his music.
In a recent interview on “The Late Late Show” in Ireland, Heather Mills balked at answering any questions about Paul McCartney. It is understandable that the acrimonious split between the two might be a sore subject for Mills, but her comments went beyond declining to continue talking about Sir Paul and into taking a dig at him.
After asking her a question about McCartney and meeting with some resistance from Mills that the topic was “so boring”, host Ryan Tubridy seemed ready to move on, but interjected the remark, “It’s just that I think people are more interested than you allow for, I’d suggest”
Heather Mills took the bait.
“No, they’re not. That;s the thing. If I go down the street, all I get is kids coming up to me — half of them don’t even know who he is — that’s why he’s gotta do songs with Rihanna and Kanye West, so people remember …”
At this point Tubridy expressed a very mild version of the disbelief that the rest of the world was swelling to scream out. Heather Mills plowed ahead.
“[McCartney] is someone I fell in love with, who to me was a normal guy, who just happened to write a few cool songs in the 60s, and a few in the 70s. And it was just someone I fell in love with. Like everybody that’s a partner: fall in love, you get married, you sometimes then go ‘Oh,my God. This is completely wrong.’ You wake up, and you move on.”
Perhaps this is the disconnect. For most of the rest of the world, Paul McCartney is not “someone.” And he certainly is not someone who “just happened to write a few cool songs in the 60s, and a few in the 70s.” That’s like saying Bill Clinton worked in an office in D.C. or Michael Jordan liked to shoot hoops.
Perhaps Heather Mills did not know that Paul McCartney was already a legend long before she came along. Fair enough. But to say that he is so irrelevant as to need to do songs with Rihanna and Kanye to stay in the public eye?
Paul McCartney has also recently worked with Dave Grohl. And Dave Grohl nearly bowed in a “We’re not worthy” pose of obeisance.
Maybe knowing Paul McCartney as the guy she woke up next to, had to put the toilet seat down after, and ended up divorcing soured Heather Mills. Maybe following Linda McCartney’s act was tough.
But Linda McCartney would’ve never called Paul ‘someone who happened to write a few cool songs.’
“I divorced someone I loved, and I’ve been abused for it,” Mills said. Perhaps talking about one of the most beloved icons in the world this way isn’t the best plan for making that stop.