Surely you’ve heard that Paul McCartney and Heather Mills have divorced after four years of marriage. She wanted $250 million dollars in the divorce settlement. McCartney offered $100 million. She refused and they went to court. Earlier this week, the judge awarded her gold-digging ass ‘just’ $50 million.
Mills claimed to be “so, so happy” but she poured a glass of water over McCartney’s solicitor’s head. When the BBC asked Mills about it, she only said the solicitor, Fiona Shackleton, had been “baptized in court.” I suppose she thinks she’s clever. A member of Mills’ legal team told reporters, “I think [Mills] felt Fiona Shackleton had behaved … in an undignified way.” Kettle, pot is on line two.
What really gets me is her reaction to the child support ruling. In addition to paying for their daughter Beatrice’s nanny and school feels, McCartney will pay £35,000 annually in child support. Mills apparently will not be satisfied, no matter what. She said, “Beatrice only gets £35,000 a year so she is obviously meant to travel B class while her father travels A class. But obviously I will pay for that.”
So let me follow along here. An annual income of $70K for a five-year-old is not sufficient. Having to fly business-class will also cause the child some sort of irreparable harm, apparently. But being the good mother she is, Mills will try to budget her $50 million so she can afford to buy her child a first class ticket.
Seriously, if there isn’t enough left from $70K annually to buy a first class ticket, where’s the money going? If the child can’t fly first class, what’s the harm? I don’t think the alternative would require her to fly on the wing, holding on for dear life. Assuming no increase in the child support payment, Beatrice will have to scrape by until age 18 on just $910,000. The poor thing.
If Mills expects to generate sympathy with her lament, she’s obviously delusional.
It’s hardly surprising though. She feels perfectly comfortable in criticizing us for not drinking rat’s milk. Why should she be happy with just $12.5 million for each of the four years she was married? The view is obviously quite different from up on that high horse.