Friday, March 09, 2007
Heather Mills is demanding 10,000 a day in her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney. The 39-year-old reportedly needs 3.5 million a year just "to get by", but is willing to accept a one-off settlement of 40 million for a "high-speed" divorce. Paul, 64, claims he is worth considerably less than the 825 million fortune he is alleged to have and is refusing to meet Heather's demands. A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Heather is making extremely large demands considering the brevity of the marriage. Paul wants to be as generous as possible but his fortune has been grossly exaggerated. He is certainly worth considerably less than the 825 million figure in The Sunday Times Rich List. The real figure is probably closer to 500 million."
Paul and Heather attended a private hearing in London's High Court last week which examined Heather's claims that Paul was physically violent towards her during their four-year marriage. The former model emerged "grim faced" from the London court, sparking reports her claims had been thrown out. Heather returned to court on Tuesday for an emergency application said to involve the couple's three-year-old daughter Beatrice. She represented herself during the 30-minute hearing but refused to reveal what had been discussed.
Heather Mills is suffering from blisters on her partly-amputated leg following intense training for 'Dancing with the Stars'. Heather, the estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney, is a contestant in the US TV talent show and the gruelling training sessions have caused blisters on her amputated limb. A source told Britain's Closer magazine: "Heather has been through hell recently and it's great for her to focus on something other than her daughter and the divorce. But the show's rehearsals have left her in a lot of pain. The sores are especially bad where her leg joins her prosthetic limb but she's determined not to give up."
Heather - who wears a prosthetic limb after losing her left leg below the knee following a road accident in 1993 - recently joked about the implications of dancing with a fake leg. She said: "I'm quite happy to be thrown around. It's unlikely my leg is going to fly off, although it would be quite funny. I don't want to give anyone in the audience a heart attack."