Sir Paul McCartney has held crisis talks with estranged wife Heather Mills at his English home in an attempt to put an end to the drama surrounding their divorce.
The former Beatle reportedly invited Mills, 39, to his country estate to thrash out divorce matters on Friday (02Nov07) - just days after criticising him in a string of live television interviews in the U.K and U.S.
According to the British press, Mills' public outbursts are an attempt to force MCCartney's hand in negotiating a divorce settlement out of court.
A source tells British newspaper the Daily Mail, "If he didn't bring her back within the fold as soon as possible her rantings would become increasingly specific and perhaps damaging to him.
"Paul decided that to try and thrash out some kind of immediate deal would be the best response."
The development has taken Mills by surprise - only yesterday she was told by aides her tirade against her ex-husband will be disastrous to a divorce settlement, as well as to hopes of getting full custody of daughter Beatrice, four.