Is Heather Mills really the horrible woman the press makes her out to be?

Heather Mills - is she the gold digger the press wants you to believe she is or is she just a normal human being?
United States
April 8, 2007 10:54pm CST
I think that any woman that has ever come into contact with any of the Beatles has taken a beating by the press. At first I believed what they said about this woman... she married him for his money, she was a gold digger. But after stepping back and truly looking at both the facts, the personality and the reality of it all I think I've come to the conclusion that she really is a very good person and has gone through some amazing things, including this divorce and the controversy involved. She spent 7 years with the man, something many normal people can't even do in a relationship let alone someone in the constant spotlight. Add to that the stresses of being crippled, mounted with pain and injury, etc. and you realize that she's not the horrible person the press often makes her out to be. She's a human being. How do you feel about the press and their views given to the public about this woman?
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@Stiletto (4584)
9 Apr 07
Actually I don't think she married him for his money - I think she married him for the attention it got her. There were lots of stories about her in the UK press before they even got married (which she had to admit were true) so he should have at least had some doubts. Personally I think he was an idiot for marrying her. I don't feel sorry for him either because he's been around long enough to know the score and I can't believe she was the first woman like that he'd met. He was a Beatle for goodness sakes - he must have had his fair share of unscrupulous women chasing after him! The only reason people feel sorry for her is because she lost a limb and fair enough - I agree she copes with it extremely well. Probably better than most of us would but that doesn't excuse the rest of her behaviour.
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• Singapore
6 Jun 07
I totally agree with you - well put!
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I have mixed feelings for her- Pity for losing her leg-- although I think she flaunts it and uses it to her advantage on Dancing with the Stars.. I think that the divorce was ugly-- It seemed like she was out for the money-- Not settling until it was a great deal of cash. I can't remember the millions but it was alot. I think that some of the comments she makes on Dancing are off the wall-- Well at least we weren't last- .. I don't know-- To me she is just not a nice person.
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Apr 07
i really cant give a comment on her dont know her and if im going to base on reporters news..then i could say that it is true ..however if you know personally this woman then i would rather say that reporters have always a way of twisting the real issue on them...basing on write ups i have read since before the controvesy and the divorce they seem to be living happily..
• United States
10 Apr 07
I don't know her personally but I've seen a little more "good" press towards her of late and seen her in action, helping others and in particular a young amputee girl who idolizes her and her accomplishments. It just warmed my heart and made me step back and question my immediate dislike for a woman whom may not even be CLOSE to what the press portrays her as.
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@coolcatzz (1587)
• Canada
11 Apr 07
You know I have wondered the same thing. At first when I heard she was going to be on the show I wasn't happy because I always took Paul's side but now after seeing her and getting to know her better she seems really nice. So you are exactly right the press could be putting more into it then what is there. Plus she mentioned on the first show that Paul sent her a huge bouquet of flowers wishing her the best of luck. So it really makes you wonder.
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@kate1356 (697)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I am sure that Heather has her faults but I think it is digusting the way the British Press and a lot of the British public has treated her. Paul is so revered by his fans I don't think any of them could believe that he is capable of ever doing anything wrong or maybe treating her badly. Just my own opinion here but I don't think he would be the easiest person to be married too. I am sure that they were both at fault for the marriage breaking up. I think Paul was an idiot to not have her sign a prenup. Whatever she gets for a divorce settlement will probably only be a small fraction of what the guy has anyway. Plus, I give her a lot of credit for all the charity work that she has done.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
9 Apr 07
The press tends to amplify anything good or bad about celebrities. Everything gets put way out of whack and nothing makes sense about these people anymore. It's too bad they can't really have any chance of leading normal lives anymore.
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• United States
9 Apr 07
I think you are a very generous person to give these excuses to alleviate the picture some people have of her. I still think she is a money grubbing gold digger, to whom a generous settlement of $25 million was not enough. She flaunts her loss of a leg as a bid for publicity. Most amputees I have heard of are proud that they have overcome their disability to such a degree that no-one knows they have lost a limb.
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@clownfish (3276)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Hi! I don't know much about her but I would bet the press is only making her look bad because her ex is Paul McCartney! He's a Beatle for Pete's sake! They can't possibly take her side over his! That's my take on it, anyway. :-)
@suscan (1955)
• United States
27 Apr 07
At first I did think she was gold digger,but I changed my view of her. On Dancing with the stars,she seemed to try and do the best job she could, even putting in extra moves to make up for things she couldn't do. I actually have some respect for her.
• United States
27 Apr 07
I have to agree. I think "dancing" has defnitely been a good career move for her.
• United States
9 Apr 07
I personally just don't like her. She rubs me totally the wrong way. I think in some ways she is what the public is making her out to be. There might be some good points of her, but for me. I can't stand her one bit.
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• United States
12 Jul 07
Yes
@laridbz (1287)
• China
1 Jun 07
I respect Heather very much. I don't care if she is a "gold digger" or not, really. If she really is, well, she was smart enough to get it, right? How many women would be able to do that so well done? :D If she is not, then I totally agree with everything you said on your post. Just for the record, I'm a great fan of Paul McCartney and The Beatles as well. But I don't think we fans have anything to do with their personal lives, as long as they don't do anything too immoral. He can marry whoever he wants to marry, I'll never complain about his wife.
@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
30 May 07
All i know is what i see in the papers just like anyone else. I think they both lied and the truth is someplace midway between the two stories. I als think people don't like the idea of Paul being a big meanie so its easy to blame his ex wife.
• United States
30 Apr 07
Yes she is horrible.End of discussion