Heather Mills has ‘struggled’ to live in the Beatles’ legend Paul McCartney’s family home. A friend of the star has claimed that there have been love notes and photos of his late wife Linda displayed
The former model’s ghostwriter and confidante Pamela Cockerill appeared in the new documentary The Trials of Heather Mills, which airs at 9pm on Channel 5 this evening.
Pamela Cockerill opens up on the matter
In the 90-minute TV special, the author – who wrote Heather’s 1996 biography Out On A Limb – opened up about the early days of Heather’s marriage with the former Beatle.
The couple – who had a 25-year age gap – met in May 1999 at the Pride of Britain Awards in London, just over a year after Sir Paul’s first wife Linda died of breast cancer.
Following their lavish wedding in Glaslough, Ireland, in 2002, Heather moved into his home in Rye, East Sussex – which he bought with Linda in 1973.
”I think Heather found it quite hard to live in the same house that, only a couple of years before, Linda had been living in.”
”And the house hadn’t been changed that much. [Linda] was an inescapable presence because obviously, she was a big part of Paul’s life.”
What’s more, Heather’s friend claims that Paul had included tributes of his love for his first wife into the design of some of the rooms.
”There were little plaques saying “I love Linda” over the doorways and photos of her around.”
”It must have been very hard to deal with.”
When Linda passed away at the age of 56, the couple had been married for 29 years and shared their three children Mary, 53, Stella, 51, and James, 45. Sir Paul also adopted Linda’s daughter Heather from his wife’s first marriage to Joseph Melville See Jr. Author Howard Sounes, – who wrote the biography Fab: An Intimate Life Of Paul McCartney, said:
”I’m sure it must have been very difficult for Heather to move into the life of a man who had been famously happily married for years.”
”They had children together and I’m sure he was still in love with Linda. He probably hadn’t got over it.”