McCartney Slams Gold-Digging Wife Rumours
Former BEATLE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has blasted theories his estranged wife HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY only married him for his multi-million dollar fortune. The singer, who yesterday (17MAY06) confirmed he had separated from his spouse-of-four-years, hailed the ardent animal rights campaigner a "generous person" and insisted the allegations were unfair. In a message on his website the LET IT BE rocker said, "It's been suggested that she married me for the money and there is not an ounce of truth in this. "She is a very generous person who spends most of her time trying to help others in greater need than herself." If the pair divorce, lawyers have estimated Mills MCCartney could stand to receive over $360 million (GBP200 million) in a settlement. The couple did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement, boasting they were too in love at the time to consider it.