May 20, 1999: The Innocent Night That Cost Paul McCartney $50 Million (£25 million)

On May 20, 1999, Paul McCartney attended the first annual Pride Of Britain Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London’s Mayfair.  He presented the Linda McCartney Award for Animal Welfare to Juliet Gellatley. Here is the a photo of Paul & Juliet on what would eventually become a very expensive night for Sir Paul.

The Night Paul McCartney Met Heather Mills Pride Of Britain

There’s an old adage that says “No good deed goes unpunished” and that very night after presenting the award named after his deceased wife McCartney met model Heather Mills.  Mills and McCartney would marry three years later on June 11, 2002 at a 17th Century Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland.

Paul McCartney Heather Mills McCartney First Met Pride Of Britain 1999

The couple had a daughter Beatrice McCartney born on October 28, 2003. Mills and McCartney separated in 2006 and on March 17, 2008 their highly publicised divorce was finalized and Mills was awarded £24.3 million (approx. $50 Million U.S.) of McCartney’s money.  When asked if marrying Mills was one of his biggest mistakes, McCartney replied:

“OK, yeah. I suppose that has to be the prime contender. But I don’t wanna down anyone.”

Mills for sure is winning our poll below on favorite Beatle wives.  Click the photo of link below to place your vote!!!

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  1. says:

    24.3 milion pounds is not $50 million, it's $40 million.

  2. alfina911 says:

    Well… I am GLAD it didn’t cost him more. I have to say, despite all the ‘good deeds’ that Heather Mills had done and are doing, she will never shake the gold-digger reputation she acquired from her marriage to Paul and that heavy divorce settlement.

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