Sir Paul McCartney's wife Heather Mills McCARTNEY is stunned by the hatred she arouses in some people - but insists it is all down to jealousy.

The former model took the negativity personally, until her husband showed her newspaper cuttings about his late wife LINDA.

Mills says, "It's jealousy, I suppose. One of the first things Paul did was to tell me to look through the cuttings of what was written about Linda, who had, by any standards, lived a pretty blameless life.

"I could not believe it. From 1993, when I lost my leg, to when I met Paul I literally never had a bad word written about me.

"But as soon as I met Paul all that changed overnight. I was totally floored."